really liked what we saw from Gigabyte's Intel Z77 based GA-Z77X-UD4H motherboard -- the board graciously offers up a comprehensive feature set, its layout and implementation are well executed and the build quality is
Summary: Final Thoughts
Gigabyte has put together a great all around motherboard that any user would enjoy, especially at the
price of $164.99
. Gigabyte has done a really good job at making this board look just as attractive as the price tag. The matte black PCB looks great and the accents on the heatsinks add to the overall look. You can put this motherboard in any case and it is going to look great.
As far as performance goes I was extremely impressed.
Pros: Great overclocking potentional, Matte black PCB looks awesome, UEFI BIOS, Price, Lots of USB 3.0 ports
Cons: Software package could use some work, Placement of fan connectors could have been better
Conclusion: First and foremost, the initial setup was straightforward and a breeze, partly due to the two USB slots on the rear I/O panel that GIGABYTE have labelled as being native ports controlled by the Z77 chipset itself. With some motherboards getting your USB mouse and keyboard to work is trial and error when doing a fresh Windows install since some of the USB ports are being run off of controllers they aren't automatically recognized by the OS.
Pros: - Consistently fast performance., - Clean black-on-black design., - Very convenient layout., - Comprehensive SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 connectivity., - VGA, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort outputs., - 2-Way CrossFire & 2-Way SLI capability., - LucidLogix Virtu MVP support., - Voltage measurement points., - Excellent manual overclocking capabilities., - Very capable automatic overclocking options., - Flawless voltage regulation & output., - LED Post code display., - Two physical B...
Cons: - Clear CMOS and Reset buttons are a bit too close together., - Large CPU coolers + tall memory heatspreaders will cause installation issues., - Auto Tuning feature needs a little work., - GUI-based 3D BIOS mode needs to be expanded a bit functionality wise.
Excerpt: Mancano ormai pochi mesi al salto verso il socket LGA 1150 ed all’introduzione della futura piattaforma con chipset Z87 con processori basati sulla nuova architettura Haswell. Nell’attesa, è giunta in redazione una delle tante schede madri del produttore Gigabyte che popolano le classifiche di overclock del noto sito Hwbot. In questa recensione verificheremo insieme quali sorprese nasconde e quali numeri riuscirà a sfornare.
Pros: Componentistica, Stabilità in overclock, Prezzo, Dual BIOS, Elevato numero di porte USB 3.0, Uscite Video, Slot PCI
Cons: Non adatta per Overclock spinti della Memoria, Bundle minimale, Qualche problema software con qualche parametro di EasyTune.