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MSI 990FXA-GD80
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MSI 990FXA-GD80


The MSI 990FXA-GD80 is based on AMD 990FX and SB950 chipsets, designed for AM3+/AM3 Socket processors supporting up to 8 native CPU cores. It supports both NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX technologies. MSI has also outfitted it with military-class components like hi-c caps with tantalum cores for longer lifespan.


Product Specification

Processor Support and Chipset Type
  • AMD Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2 and Sempron processors in the AM3+ package
  • AMD 990FX and AMD SB950 Southbridge
Memory
  • 4 x DIMM DDR3 2133 (O.C)/1800 (O.C)/1600 (O.C)/1333/1066MHz SDRAM
  • Maximum 32GB
  • Dual-channel memory architecture
Storage
  • 6 x SATA 6Gbps ports by AMD SB950
  • 2 x eSATA/USB combo ports by JMB362
Audio Realtek ALC892 HD audio CODEC
Video NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX ready, supports up to four graphics cards
Networking Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit LAN controller
FireWire (IEEE 1394) VIA VT6315N controller supporting 2 x IEEE 1394 ports
Rear I/O
  • 1 x PS/2 keyboard port
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x Clear CMOS button
  • 1 x coaxial S/PDIF output
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF output
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 x eSATA/USB 2.0 combo ports
  • 1 x LAN port
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 port
  • Audio jacks
Internal Connectors
  • 2 x USB 2.0 connectors
  • 1 x IEEE 1394 connector
  • 1 x Serial port connector
  • 1 x Chassis intrusion connector
  • 1 x S/PDIF output connector
  • Front panel audio connector
  • TPM Module connector
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Reset button
  • 1 x OC Genie button
  • 1 x Debug LED panel
Expansion Slots
  • 4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (x16/x8/x8 for three expansion cards):
  • PCI_E2 supports up to x16 speed
  • PCI_E4 supports up to x8 speed
  • PCI_E5 supports up to x16 speed (when PCI_E4 is empty)
  • PCI_E6 supports up to x4 speed
Other Features
  • Military Class 2
  • OC Genie 2
  • Instant OC
  • SuperCharger
  • Winki 3
Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 30.5 x 24.4cm