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.
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.
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., - E...
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...
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.