Summary: The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB motherboard is a fully featured mainstream-gaming platform based around the Intel Z77 chipset and bundled with a Wireless 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0 PCI Express x1 card, not to mention all the bells and whistles of a highly expandable workstation platform and a good set of overclocking tools.
Summary: Overall, the GA-Z77X-UD5H is a feature-rich mobo for its midrange price. The slot configuration is also a better balance with just one PCI slot instead of two. You get far more I/O and higher auto-overclocks than with the other two boards. Hell, it even comes with probe ports for those of you into the overclocking sports.
Pros: Tons o’ USB support, plus FireWire and eSATA.
Summary: Over the years I have went to a few Gigabyte overclocking events and tested many of their motherboards and I have yet to be disappointed with their overclocking ability. The Z77X-UD5H further demonstrates this sense of commitment to the world of overclocking. But getting a good motherboard is more than just overclocking as much as we would like to think that way.
Two High-Quality LGA 1155 Mainboards from Gigabyte: GA-Z77X-UD3H and GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI Review
13 August 2012
Summary: These two mainboards are quite different, because they belong to the entry and the top segment of the Intel Z77 Express based series from Gigabyte. Yet, they both boast convenient layout, rich functionality, good overclocking potential and a number of proprietary technologies such as 3D Power, 3D BIOS and Ultra Durable 4.
Conclusion: Overall, though, the GA-Z77X-UD5H holds its own against more expensive motherboards from other manufacturers, and it clearly earns its Editors' Choice rating. If you're looking for a reasonably priced, feature-filled platform for a new Ivy Bridge- or Sandy Bridge-based system, the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H is an excellent choice for the money.
Pros: Four video outputs, MSATA connector for onboard SSD, Excellent port selection
Cons: May need extra hardware to leverage all the USB ports, PCI slot blocked if you use a second graphics card
Excerpt: 25 Flares 25 Flares × Today we are taking a look at the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H, the latest Z77 motherboard targeting the mainstream enthusiast audience. This board is built for overclocking and stability using the 3D power system with Auto Voltage Compensation. Is this an ideal board to shortlist for your next system build?
Excerpt: The UD5 variant of the Gigabyte line of motherboards is one of the most popular, providing the perfect balance between features and affordability. So we are unlikely to find a better candidate to perform our first Core i7-3770K overclocking tests on.