Summary: same as the z77x-ud3h only difference is more power phases, 2 ethernet ports which combined with a switch can increase your bandwidth, more sata 6 Gbps ports,more usb 3.0 expansion room,and a better integrated soundcard than the ud3h. it is definitely the option if you want to keep adding things cause this also supports 3-way sli.
This is so choice, if you have the means, I highly recommend it!
7 May 2013
Summary: I used to be a solid Asus customer, but the quality of their boards has declined recently. This Gigabyte board is in my opinion the "new Asus". I have heard that former employees of Asus went to Gigabyte, and I think the quality of this board reflects that. This is a rock solid platform on which to build a fast PC for gaming, as was my intent. Overclocking is easy and intuitive with the new UEFI BIOS.
Summary: Bought this to pair with a 3770 & 16gb of G.Skill ram, completely impressed with how stable it is out of the box. I have done absolutely 0 tweaking aside from boot options and enabling the XMP profile for the RAM and the system just hums along without issue. I read lots of reviews and threads about this board while shopping around, and had the "fixes" for the "common" issues reported with it ready to go. Absolutely nothing was required.
Summary: W7 (64) doesn't want to install on the mSATA, saying the drive or SATA connection (I forget the message) doesn't support WIndows installation and to consult the manufacturer. Googled for hours but cannot find anything re: UD5H and using its mSATA as a boot drive. Yes I realize it will run at SATA2 speeds, but I want to give it a try anyway.
Pros: industry leading in features/price ratio
Cons: Many of the earlier BIOS editions had widely reported teething problems. Am cautiously optimistic, despite an initial hiccup trying to install W7 to 256gb mSATA (see below).
Summary: I've had no problem whatsoever overclocking with this motherboard. Took a few tries to get the voltage just right, but it's been stable ever since. I actually enjoy using the front audio ports on my case now. I couldn't stand to use these on my old motherboard due to excessive buzzing.
Pros: Tons of USB3 and SATA3 ports, mSATA port, Easy to overclock with, Excellent onboard audio
Cons: Some of the ugly orange lights inside don't turn off.., Didn't detect memory timings correctly. Had to set them manually
Summary: This is a great motherboard overall. At such a great price you get a solid motherboard that supplies the necessities to get your rig up and running for normal operations, and overclocking for the casual overclocker. I managed to run a dual boot system with Windows 7 on one disk, and Mac (hackintosh) on the other. I didn't hit any obstacles except for one of the audio ports, which seems to be a core problem with the motherboards firmware (?
Pros: Solid motherboard, User friendly bios, Sports a great set of features
Cons: Bios firmware updates needed for full audio support
Summary: I bought this with an Intel i5 3570K and this would be my second Gigabyte motherboard. It is very well built and the included accessories are of high quality. Works well with overclocking and stable as a rock.
Pros: - Stable and reliable, - Nice BIOS features, - Included a nice I/O shield, - Black colour scheme
Summary: Great mobo, hands down one of the best! Upgraded from EP45-UD3P and Intel E8400 to This mobo and an i5 3570k. Have not done any overclocking but seems to work well. Bios update was a breeze and worked like a charm. Love the PCB that this thing is made out of, looks good, and yet again another killer product from Gigabyte. Awesome mobo for the price and tonns of features that im sure I will never use, but good to have anyhow.
Pros: Great layout, Dual bios, Power button, Build Quality