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GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 (AMD 990FX) Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

AMD boards tend to come in a bit cheaper as it is, but let's check out the GA-990FXA-UD5 which carries a particularly good looking price.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 31, 2011 4:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Power Draw Tests

 

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Power draw at load on the GIGABYTE offering sits a bit higher than our other boards here. Idle is pretty similar, though. Overclocked we can see a big bump in power draw which comes as no surprise.

 

 

Core Temperature

 

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We can see the core temp sits a bit higher on our GIGABYTE boards than the ASUS one, but we said when we reviewed the MSI board that we're not too confident in the numbers coming out. The GIGABYTE numbers line up as we'd expect and you can see at stock the numbers look pretty good. While overclocked we do see a bump in heat, it's not as significant as we see our 2600k get to when we overclock that. Quite often that will see temps of the high 60s or 70s.

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