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GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with Dual Thunderbolt

  • Intel Z77
  • Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)
  • DDR3 1600/1333/1066
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Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard, the very first to offer fully certified dual onboard Thunderbolt ports. Capable of connecting up to 12 devices plus 3 digital displays simultaneously, with breathtaking data transfer speeds that can transfer 1TB of data in only five minutes, GIGABYTE Thunderbolt motherboards offer the fastest connection interface ever on the desktop PC.

In addition, it also combine a host of new and exciting technologies with the latest Intel Z77 Express Chipset, creating a fantastic motherboard designs that harness the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors. With an exclusive 'Digital' VRM design, GIGABYTE 3D Power and GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (Dual UEFI), the GA-Z77X-UP5 TH motherboards ensure exceptional power delivery and absolute control, with additional features that ensure an unrivalled experience on your next PC build.



  • newegg Dual Thunderbolt - Fast, Flexible and Simple Connectivity for your Motherboard GIGABYTE Thunderbolt motherboards are the first to be certified by Intel featuring dual Thunderbolt ports directly on the motherboard back panel I/O, with each Thunderbolt port supporting a maximum data transfer speeds with simultaneous bi-directional data transfer at speeds of up to 10Gbps - this means you can transfer a full HD 1080p movie in under 30 seconds. This motherboards allow users to daisy chain up to 12 devices plus 2 displays simultaneously via the Thunderbolt link that includes both PCIe and DisplayPort traffic. GIGABYTE Thunderbolt motherboards redefine desktop PC connectivity to make it far easier to connect multiple high speed storage devices and HD displays to your PC than ever before.
  • newegg GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 The GIGABYTE motherboard employ award winning GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology that includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including IR3550 PowIRstage ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to deliver up to 60°C (for reference only) cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards. Featured on a range of new motherboards based the Intel X79 and Z77 Express Chipsets, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5 technology is the next evolution in quality motherboard design.
  • newegg GIGABYTE All Digital Power Engine GIGABYTE Z77 series motherboards take advantage of an exclusive All Digital PWM controller array, to deliver precise power to the motherboard's most power hungry and energy sensitive components. These components include the CPU, VTT, processor graphics and memory, without doubt the most important components on your motherboard. This All Digital Power system, with Precise Auto Voltage Compensation, provides you with exceptional control over the component power delivery on your GIGABYTE 7 series motherboard. Utilizing an exclusive All Digital controller array, GIGABYTE's 3D Power features precise Auto Voltage Compensation to deliver a steady flow of power to the system, no matter the loading. With digital controllers for the CPU (Vcore), VTT, processor graphics and memory (DDR), users can make real-time adjustments with the exclusive GIGABYTE 3D Power Utility, that include settings such as OVP (Over Voltage Protection), Load-line Calibration and on-the-fly PWM frequency adjustment.
  • newegg GIGABYTE 3D BIOS The revolutionary GIGABYTE 3D BIOS application is based on GIGABYTE UEFI DualBIOS technology and is available to consumers in two exclusive modes (3D Mode and Advanced Mode) of interaction, providing enthusiast and mainstream users with a choice of unique and powerful graphical interfaces. At the heart of this exciting 3D BIOS technology is a pair of physical BIOS ROMs containing GIGABYTE's exclusive in-house designed UEFI BIOS technology. With a superior graphical interface capable of 32-bit color imaging and fluid user-friendly mouse navigation, UEFI DualBIOS makes BIOS configuration a new and exciting experience for novice and experienced users alike. UEFI BIOS also brings native support for large hard drives on 64-bit operating systems.
  • newegg Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card The motherboard also includes an exclusive PCIe expansion card that offers support for the latest Bluetooth 4.0 and IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity. The Bluetooth 4.0 standard includes Smart Ready technology that is debuting on mobile devices including the Apple iPhone 4s. This means that transferring important content from your smart phone or tablet is easier and faster than ever.
  • newegg Onboard mSATA Support GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards feature an onboard mSATA slot allowing users to easily take advantage of advanced SSD-based technologies like Intel Smart Response and Intel Rapid Start. Mounting an affordable, low capacity mSATA SSD directly onto your motherboard can enhance your PC's performance with better overall desktop responsiveness, faster boot times and faster system resume from 'Suspend to Disk' and 'Standby' modes.

Learn more about the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH



Supported CPU

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1155
CPU Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)


Intel Z77


Number of Memory Slots
Memory Standard
DDR3 1600/1333/1066
Maximum Memory Supported
Channel Supported
Dual Channel

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 3.0 x16
3 (x16, x8, x4)
PCI Express x1
PCI Slots

Storage Devices

SATA 3Gb/s
SATA 6Gb/s
3 x SATA 6Gb/s
2 x SATA 6Gb/s (SATA3 0/SATA3 1), 4 x SATA 3Gb/s (SATA2 2~5) and 1 x mSATA Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
* The SATA2 5 connector will become unavailable when the mSATA connector is installed with a solid state drive.

1 x SATA 6Gb/s connector (GSATA3 8) and 1 x eSATA 6Gb/s connector Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1

Onboard Video

Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic

Onboard Audio

Audio Chipset
Realtek ALC898
Audio Channels
8 Channels

Onboard LAN

Max LAN Speed

Rear Panel Ports

Video Ports
D-Sub + DVI
1 x HDMI
USB 3.0
4 x USB 3.0
USB 1.1/2.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x Optical
Audio Ports
5 Ports

Internal I/O Connectors

Onboard USB
6 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
Onboard 1394
1 x 1394a
Other Connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x PCIe power connector
1 x mSATA connector
1 x CPU fan header
4 x system fan headers
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x S/PDIF In header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
1 x power button
1 x reset button
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x BIOS switch button
Voltage Measurement Points

Physical Spec

Form Factor
12.0" x 9.6"
Power Pin
24 Pin


Dual Port Thunderbolt Motherboards

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5

GIGABYTE All Digital Power Engine

GIGABYTE 3D Power Utility

Designed for PCI Express Gen.3 Support

Intel Rapid Start Technology

Intel Smart Connect Technology

Onboard OC Features

Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card

Lucid Universal MVP Support

GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response


Onboard mSATA Support

GIGABYTE 333 Onboard Acceleration

Multi-display support with CrossFireX and SLI

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP5 TH

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2014 6:13:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs  Garbage board

Pros: Fast, lots of options, thunderbolt ports.

Cons: Had this board for 1 year and 2 months, then would simply not turn on. Contacted Gigabyte, got an RMA and sent. Whole processes took just over 4 weeks. Called 1 time per week to check up on board status, was told it was able to POST and all was looking fine but would take 5 days of stress testing before getting back. Got it back and it was DOA. Called back, employee told me he would send me a new board and would expedite new board if I filled out sheet with credit card info (would only be charged if old board was not received), new RMA was given for old board - dropped at post office within the hour. 1 week later I called for checkup,employee sounds like he hates his job, rude and unprofessional; was told I wouldn't be receiving new board until old was checked, and would only be refurbished - not new. Asked for a manager. Manager made no apologies for employees' rudeness and stated his employees would not say "new", only refurb. I had written what employee had said...

Other Thoughts: It's been 23 days, latest board now intermittently shuts down and came dirty upon arrival. Called Gigabyte, they explained to email them with pc build info and would take it from there.

Multiple bad reviews, horrible customer service, bad replacement products. Would rate as "0" if possible.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at with the case number 108523 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.


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  • Matthias K.
  • 12/13/2013 10:50:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsappears to be a pro card, is not

Pros: lots of connectors, but physical architecture prevents usage of all of them.

Cons: despite being advertised, it is impossible to mount a 3rd graphics card that takes 2 slot because the board connectors are immediately below the 3rd PCi Express slot.
On removing the 2nd gfx card from its slot, the cheap plastic on the rear of the slot broke, including a very flimsy metal connector on the very back of the slot. Card in that slot no longer works.

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  • Michael S.
  • 8/9/2013 1:00:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: BIOS Features are great.

Having 2 sets of SATA ports on different controalers is amazing. You can simply have one set to ACHI for your SSD Boot and then another Controaler for RAID set up.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Julio O.
  • 6/17/2013 10:10:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest z77 motherboard..

Pros: Motherboard is of very high quality.
Overclocks CPU and RAM without effort.
Runs much cooler than every motherboard I have owned.
Overclocks CPU with lower voltages.
Extremely Stable voltages.

Cons: No cons....

Other Thoughts: This is the first time I've bought a Gigabyte motherboard and I'm very impressed.. The bios is very easy to navigate and its very stable. I picked this one up instead of the Asus z77 v pro and Im glad that I did.

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  • Edgar B.
  • 6/15/2013 1:20:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsEvene Better Than I Thought

Pros: Cool Overclock 3770k stable 5ghz with 1.35vcore with Corsair H100i watercooling push/pull configuration

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Still cant believe it made it to 5ghz daily use ;) Love this motherboard

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/15/2013 11:27:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs1 for 2

Pros: I bought two of these to build two new systems both worked right off the bat with no problems. I've used Gigabyte in the past and like how durable their boards are. Unfortunately after about a month or so one of the boards started to have issues.

Cons: The second board started to arbitrarily not post on a restart or cold boot. It was one of the most frustrating issues because I couldn't put my finger on what was failing. It would start up and end up giving me an error code AE "boot to legacy operating system" and won't post. I'm about to purchase a replacement just to see if it is specifically the board that's giving me issues.

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  • Anthony B.
  • 6/15/2013 3:29:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHackintosh Monster

Pros: USB 3.0
Hackintosh install was relatively smooth

Cons: Wifi/Bluetooth has to be activated in Windows before working in OSX, but if you are not using for OSX then you don't have to worry about that.

Other Thoughts: I just love having a Mac Pro with thunderbolt before you could buy one.

Just a heads up if you are thinking of using this as a hackintosh. I had to make the board boot legacy only in the bios to get things to work perfectly smooth. Just incase anyone else is banging their head off the wall trying to get it to work

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  • Zachary S.
  • 5/29/2013 7:48:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHackintoshable Powerhouse

Pros: Very good board. I've got it quad booting OS X (hackintosh/customac) openSUSE, ubuntu 13.04, and Win 8. So far things couldn't have gone smoother. I've been using Gigabyte with all my computers at home recently, and I've been extremely impressed with their quality, reliability, and specifications. I've built a beast, thanks for helping me Gigabyte!

Cons: I would say a con would be I probably should have bought a workstation board. I also think the colors are a bit funny. I'm not too big of a fan of blue on blue. Too be honest though, I think reviewing a motherboard that is in a solid case for it's looks is a bit silly. The UEFI is fine, the UEFI option with the GUI is silly. I don't need visuals to click on. That being said, I can see where it would be helpful for someone who is less tech savvy. POST times aren't as quick as some boards I've seen either (although they're definitely very fast). Honestly I'm just nitpicking.

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  • Joshua F.
  • 5/21/2013 9:42:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome MotherBoard

Pros: Lots of fan connections.
32GB RAM Supported.
Plenty of USB 3 connections.
Easy to tweak the BIOS for over clocking, etc.

Cons: None that I can think of. Everything is fine on mine.

Other Thoughts: Besides all the Pros, the board itself is pretty darn sexy. This was my first built PC, but I've been a tech for years and this MB looks and performs really well. I would recommend the NewEgg video to find out more.

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  • Kenny M.
  • 5/4/2013 11:06:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great looking board with plenty of room to install hardware.

Cons: Installed with two different 1200 watt PSU's and unit only flickers for half a second with no activity after. After researching on the net, it seems there's a secret list of compatible PSU's that only work with this board. (Which doesn't make any sense to me)

Other Thoughts: Just to be clear, I am sure their is no secret list of PSU's, just some weird anomaly where certain PSU's do not work with this board.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your comments. Honest and constructive opinions are always welcome. We apologize for your difficulty with your Gigabyte product.

There is NO secret list of PSU. It's probably a single case PSU issue. Please try a different PSU as a test. If you require further assistance, please contact us at with the case number 2013050503in the subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue as soon as possible.

Please contact our Live Technical Support at 626-854-9338, option 3 if the matter is urgent.


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