MSI 990FXA-GD80
MSI 990FXA-GD80
Top 24%776 points
Top 24%
Top specs and features

MSI 990FXA-GD80: 38 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1333MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz

2. overclocked RAM speed

The motherboard supports overclocking the RAM to a higher speed. By increasing the speed at which the memory runs, you can boost the performance of your computer.
2133MHz
ASRock X299 OC Formula: 4600MHz

3. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
95dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB

4. Easy to overclock

Overclocking your system is normally quite a complicated procedure, but some manufacturers provide a button or a program where one click will automatically overclock your computer, giving you increased performance.
MSI 990FXA-GD80
17% have it

5. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
32GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

6. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
4
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

7. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
4
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

8. Supports RAID 1

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 1 mirrors the data across the drives. This gives you greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
MSI 990FXA-GD80
78% have it

9. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
12
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

10. PCIe 2.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates.
4
Asus P9X79-E WS: 7

11. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
4
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

12. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
MSI 990FXA-GD80
74% have it

13. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

14. height

244mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

15. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
2
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

16. Supports RAID 5

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 5 stripes the data across the drives, giving increased performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another due to the use of parity.
MSI 990FXA-GD80
70% have it

17. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
8
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8

18. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
1
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5

19. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
MSI 990FXA-GD80
9% have it

20. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2

21. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
4
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

22. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
MSI 990FXA-GD80
65% have it

23. PCI slots

PCI slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. PCI has been superseded by PCI Express which offers faster data transfer rates, but many cards today still use PCI.
1
Gigabyte GA-P85-D3: 4

24. Has TPM connector

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that greatly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimising the risk of a hacker gaining access.
MSI 990FXA-GD80
62% have it

25. Supports RAID 10 (1+0)

RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disks into one unit. RAID 10 (1+0) stripes and mirrors the data across the drives. It gives increased capacity and performance compared to a single disk. It also provides greater data security as if one drive fails, the data will still be accessible from another.
MSI 990FXA-GD80
77% have it

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