Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Review
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In today’s market there are a plethora of motherboard manufactures, and even while there are less than there was back in 2006, there are still more than enough to ensure any feature available to motherboards can be had, for the right price. There are some boards though that include as many features as possible without having a jaw dropping price tag, and the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H is one of them.
At just $189 dollars the UD5H is actually affordable for a mainboard based on the Z77 platform, but this motherboard still comes with a robust feature set that includes 3-way SLI/CrossFire support, Dual network interface controllers, SATA 6Gbps, USB 3.0 and a massive thermal solution with heatsinks and the whole nine-yards. The only thing this board is missing is features such as built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an add-on PCIe chip to increase the lanes available to graphics cards, but all those features add to the price, hence the reason they are usually only found on enthusiast motherboards in the $300+ range.
With a relativity inclusive price and a generous feature set, the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H could be a great motherboard for any Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge owners, but aside from features we want to make sure this motherboards performance is up to par, the BIOS has a user friendly interface and it can support memory above DDR3 2133 while running an Ivy Bridge processor.