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    Default Difference between the GA-990FXA-UD3 - GA990FXA-UD7

    Hi all,

    I could use some information to make a decision on which mb to buy, I have been searching a lot for some information between the differences outside the obvious and documented differences on the gigabyte site.
    I am not planning to use a quad GPU configuration, at the moment i only have 1 video card and maybe add another 1 at a later time, which the UD3 would be fine for.

    Couldn't exactly find if the UD3 uses an analog vrm or digital like the UD5/7, it wouldn't matter that much for me tbh.

    The durability of the material used, I understand (take it) that the UD5/7 would use better grade material.

    100,- difference is a lot of money for features I most likely will not use.

    Any information to make my choice easier would be greatly appreciated, or maybe if somebody knows if there are plans to bring out a new am3+ mb from gigabyte that would also be great :).

    Thanks,

    John

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    Default Re: Difference between the GA-990FXA-UD3 - GA990FXA-UD7

    Hi maybe this can help with your decision.
    They all look solid. I prefer the black and grey color scheme. It just looks a lot better to me.
    I opened the 3 url's below and clearly see a few differences.
    I listed a little, but you can compare for yourself. They come with photos and specifications.

    GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 3.0)
    •4 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with 2way CrossFire and 2way SLI support
    •6 native SATA3 and 2 eSATA3 ports with up to 6Gbps link speed and RAID support
    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD3 (rev. 3.0)

    GA-990FXA-UD5 (rev. 3.0)
    •5 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with 3way AMD CrossFire and SLI multi-graphics support
    •High quality Driver-MOSFETs design to provide more efficiency performance
    •8 SATA3 and 2 eSATA3 ports with up to 6Gbps link speed and RAID support
    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD5 (rev. 3.0)

    GA-990FXA-UD7 (rev. 1.x)
    •Advanced 8+2 phase CPU VRM power design for AMD high-TDP CPU support
    •6 PCI-E 2.0 interfaces for 4way AMD CrossFireX and SLI multi-graphics support
    •Turbo XHD technology accelerating hard drive performance with ease
    6 native SATA3 ports with superfast 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD7 (rev. 1.x)
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    Default Re: Difference between the GA-990FXA-UD3 - GA990FXA-UD7

    Hi artdrivers,

    Thanks for your detailed reply. I did compared the 3 boards previously and reviews. Sinhardware.com only did an extensive review of the UD7 which was quite usefull, also the comparrison list between tested motheboards they were not included or i missed it.

    Unfortunately I could not find a specific reason why I should go for the 100 more expensive board other then having more connectivity option, of course the higher grade components could make it worthwhile, or maybe I will just go in between and get the UD5.

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