Introduction to the Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3
AMD hit it big when it came to the new 890FX chipset. Rave reviews filled the internet once the motherboards featuring this new and improved chipset hit the market. We even got the chance to take a like at one thanks to our friends at Gigabyte. The chipsets were aimed at the gamers and enthusiasts that wanted the most from the AMD new Phenom X6 and other higher end processors.
But what about those that want something less? Something for those that do not want to spend a lot on a motherboard but want similar features and performance numbers. Something for those that want to Crossfire a couple of mid-range Radeon cards? Something for those that will offer a good upgrade path?
The new Gigabyte 870A-UD3 can do all this plus more. The introduction of the 870A-UD3 means you can have a very nice motherboard with all the latest features and not pay an arm and a leg for it. The board offers the end user the newest USB 3.0 and SATA III, raid support, four DIMM slots along with the typical Gigabyte good looks.
The 870 chipset maybe aimed at the person looking for a lower end motherboard but it offers the user much more. We started this article classifying the board as an entry model, which it is. But the 870A-UD3 does not offer you Crossfire but does offer high speed memory support and decent overclocking for those that wish to take their systems to the next level at another time.