Gigabyte Unveils GA-990FX-Gaming AM3+ Motherboard With USB 3.1 and M.2 Connectivity
Gigabyte has just announced their latest gaming hardware product, the GA-990FX-Gaming motherboard, that comes with features which are almost non-existent on any other AMD motherboard right now.
Based on AMD’s 990FX chipset, the new AM3+ motherboard features USB 3.1 that allows users to take advantage of super fast transfer rates of up to 10Gb/s, delivering 2x faster than USB 3.0 and backward compatibility with existing USB devices.
Further, the Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming comes with M.2 connectivity, offering considerably faster storage performance and support for both PCIe and SATA interface for M.2 SSD devices – which is rare for an AMD-based motherboard.
In terms of audio design, the motherboard went through a revamp in its on-board sound card with the Realtek ALC1150. It offers a multi-channel high definition audio codec that ensures an exceptional audio listening experience with up to 115dB SNR.
Besides that, the GA-990FX-Gaming has four DDR3 DIMM sockets which supports up to 32 GB of RAM. Below are the key specifications of this latest Gigabyte motherboard:
- Supports AMD AM3+/ AM3 Processor
- Dual Channel DDR3, 4 DIMMs
- Fast USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ – The World’s Next Universal Connector
- PCIe Gen2 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 20Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support)
- 2-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots
- 115dB SNR HD Audio with Built-in Rear Audio Amplifier
- Killer™ E2200 series Gaming Networks
- High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard with Ambient LED Trace Path Lighting
- USB DAC-UP ports
- APP Center Including EasyTune™ and Cloud Station™ Utilities
- GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS™ Technology
It’s also worth mentioning that the GA-990FX-Gaming has support for both AMD Crossfire as well as Nvidia SLI technologies. The upgraded feature set is nothing less than amazing, however; unfortunately, Gigabyte hasn’t announced the release date of the product yet. For more information on this new motherboard, visit the official product page.
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