Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Motherboard Sandy Bridge Review



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Today involves seeing an influx of Z77 based content all around the web, with a huge chunk of it from us at eTeknix. We have been eating, sleeping and breathing Z77 for quite some time now. Now with Z77 we see a new range of processors being released shortly; codenamed Ivy Bridge, but sadly Intel are only letting us unwrap the Z77 chipset today, and not the matching processors.

That doesn’t mean that Z77 is worthless, by no means, as it’s still compatible with the well known and much loved Sandy Bridge socket 1155 processors including our shiny i7 2700k that we have pushed to the limits and back again. Even after all this time, it’s still going strong.

Now, with Z77 being released from Intel, we see a ton of boards being let into the wild from some of the biggest brands around, and one of those brands is a true market leader Gigabyte.

If you were at CeBIT or saw any of our footage, you would have noticed that Gigabyte are releasing a very large range of boards indeed, and near the top end of the range is where you will find the board we are looking at today; the Z77X-UD5H.

Now we won’t be delving into the whole aesthetics of the board and how fancy it looks, as we did all of that in our preview, which can be found here. Instead, we will be focussing on the performance of this board when using a Sandy Bridge based processor until the end of this month when we can finally show you what Ivy Bridge can really do when paired with this new Intel Z77 chipset.

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