Conclusion: There are many industries where luxury products exist – cars, houses, holidays, and even a garlic press can be brushed up in aluminum, a $50 price tag , and be called ‘luxury’. Boutique builders will offer you a custom-built PC for many thousands of dollars, but are the internal components themselves anything special? We saw something of this ilk with the ASUS P8Z77-V Premium – a $450 motherboard built for functionality no matter direction you approached it from.
Excerpt: The Z77X-UP7 board represents a new approach to the motherboard game for GIGABYTE - no holds barred. The board combines a larger than normal form factor with high-end digital power circuitry to build a product that packs a punch while not skimping on features. We welcomed the challenge that this board presented, putting it through the normal suite of benchmark and functionality tests to see how well it stacked up.
Conclusion: Overall the black and orange color scheme looks pretty nice, plus the size is also adequate with the spacing between the CPU area and the PCIe slots for the graphics card, although the RAM area seems like a tight fit for bigger heatsinks.
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 Review: Special LGA 1155 Overclocker Mainboard
26 November 2012
Summary: This mainboard has a ton of peculiarities and two major features distinguishing it from the others. The first one is an extremely powerful voltage regulator circuitry with 32 phases for the processor alone. The second one is a special individual graphics card slot, which will ensure that your single graphics card works at the highest speed possible, even though this mainboard is originally designed for multi-card graphics configurations.
Summary: Okay, how to put it boldly and not too nasty, well the Z77X-UP7 is pure sex really. From A to Z the motherboard a dream solution with way too many features and options. Now I do have to make one remark here, if you stick to regular processor cooling heatpipe coolers or say LCS units like the H100 from corsair, then all 32 power-phases and component selection mean little compared to the investment you are about to make.
Excerpt: GIGABYTE builds motherboards for pretty much every type of user, from the extreme high end board to the more basic and straightforward mainstream boards. We were able to pick up the Z77X-UP7 from GIGABYTE. Let’s take a look at how this top-end board performs. Don’t whine about the price,this mobo is design for enthusiast who have money to spare and ask for best performance,You won’t notice the different under air cooling,z77 ud5 is enough to take you to 5ghz.Ud5 won’t be...
Pros: Built to overclock, Overclocks well and easily, 10 Layer PCB, 32 Phase VRM, 2 kW capable VRM, 4 Way SLI support, Onboard overclocking controls, Onboard voltage probe leads, Plenty of SATA connectivity, Excellent heatsink design, Included WiFi/BT card
Cons: Very expensive, Orange color scheme may be too bright for some
Excerpt: The top of the range 7 designation has been up in the air a lot in recent times. Although all the major LGA1155 chipsets have ended up with a UD7 model, they were never the first out the door. Normally a manufacturer will release their top end model first for the early adopters, then gradually trim the features down for the large volume models. The Z77 chipset has been around for a little while and the first serious motherboard we saw from Gigabyte was the awesome...