Affordable, budget, low-end...these are words that invoke unavoidable thoughts of poor performance, sparse features and uninspired design. While that might have been true in the days of yore, this motherboard puts all those worries to rest. This is mainly true because the GA-MA770-UD3 is not in fact a low-end motherboard; it is simply a mainstream model with a budget price. Despite being one of the least expensive AMD motherboards that you can buy, the specifications list reads like any mainstream motherboard. Granted, it doesn't have any eSATA ports but that is a moot point since eSATA adoption has been slow among consumers. We also can't begrudge this motherboard's lack of CrossFire support since the AMD 770 chipset was designed to only support one graphics card.