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GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

  • Intel Z87
  • 4th-Gen Intel Core i7 / i5/ i3 (LGA1150)
  • DDR3 3000(OC)/2933(OC)
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GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H - LGA 1150 - Intel Z87 - HDMI - SATA 6Gbps - USB 3.0 - ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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GIGABYTE 8 Series Motherboards

GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards support the latest 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, bringing together a unique blend of features and technologies that offer the absolute ultimate platform for your next PC build. From high-current capable digital power delivery, performance-enhancing caching technologies, exclusive high-end audio features, advanced networking and device charging, gold plated hardware connectors, and of course, killer good looks, GIGABYTE 8 series motherboards are in a class of their own.

Next Gen Intel® 8 Series Platform

The latest Intel 8 Series platform offers significant improvements in performance and power consumption with the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Z87 chipsets. As well as a boost in overall productivity, the latest HD4600 Intel® processor graphics provide native 4K resolution playback over standard HDMI connectivity, with significantly higher frame rates in the latest DX11 3D game titles.



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GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus debuts on GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards, with a range of features and component choices that provide record-breaking performance, cool and efficient operation and extended motherboard lifespan.



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DVI (Digital Visual Interface) Support

DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video interface standard designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data and to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices, such as LCD monitors, digital projectors, and so on. In addition, the DVI interface is compatible with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).



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10 USB 3.0 Ports

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus motherboards offer more high speed connectivity than ever before, packing up to 10 USB 3.0 ports per board. Each of these 10 USB 3.0 ports are also provided with a dedicated fuse, ensuring that an unexpected malfunction on one port will affect only that port, isolating potential damage and protecting other connected devices.



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LAN Optimizer - Intelligent Optimization Network Management Tool

GIGABYTE LAN Optimizer is designed to allow the user to manage different types of network traffic so that data streams such as HD media, web browsing or online gaming can be prioritized, taking precedence over large data downloads that tend to strangle overall network bandwidth.



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Ultra Cool

All New Heat Sink Design


GIGABYTE motherboards feature new heatsink designs that offer uncompromisingly efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards offer both passive, active and water cooling support of the crucial PWM area so even the most aggressive and extreme configurations will be kept well within optimal thermal parameters.



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Ultra Performance

IR® Digital CPU Power Design

GIGABYTE motherboards use industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage™ ICs and from International Rectifier®. These components are 100% digital, offering incredible precision in delivering power to your 4th Generation Intel® processor. Designed from the ground up to complement each other, these industry-leading PWM controllers and PowIRstage™ ICs from IR® are optimized for cool and efficient operation, allowing users to get the absolute maximum performance from their next PC build.


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HDMI™ - The Next Generation Multimedia Interface

HDMI™ is a High-Definition Multimedia Interface which provides up to 5Gbps video transmitting bandwidth and eight-channel, high-quality audio all through a single cable. Able to transmit superior, uncompressed digital video and audio, HDMI™ ensures the crispest rendering of digital content up to 1080p without the quality losses associated with analog interfaces and their digital-to-analog conversion. In addition, HDMI™ is compatible with HDCP, allowing the playback of Blu-ray/HD DVD and other protected media content.



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Gold Plated CPU Socket

GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards come equipped with a gold plated CPU socket, which means that enthusiasts can enjoy absolute reliability and longevity for the CPU socket overtime, without having any concerns about corroded pins and bad contacts.



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GIGABYTE App Center

GIGABYTE App Center gives you easy access to a wealth of GIGABYTE apps that help you get the most from your GIGABYTE motherboard. Using a simple, unified user interface, GIGABYTE App Center allows you to launch all GIGABYTE apps installed on your system.



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Ultra Cool

All New Heat Sink Design
GIGABYTE motherboards feature new heatsink designs that offer uncompromisingly efficient cooling on key areas of the motherboard, including the PWM area and chipset (PCH). GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards offer both passive, active and water cooling support of the crucial PWM area so even the most aggressive and extreme configurations will be kept well within optimal thermal parameters.



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GIGABYTE EasyTune

  • Simple and easy-to-use interface allows users to fine-tune system settings
  • Adjustable system and memory clocks and voltages can be controlled in a Windows environment
  • Uses can take adavantage of a system-related information display without installing additional software
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GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2


As well as offering more system fans than ever before, GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards feature updated and improved CPU and system fan speed controls, with individual airflow and speed settings available via a dedicated digital controller. GIGABYTE Smart Fan 2 allows you to configure CPU fans and system fans.


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GIGABYTE @BIOS

The new and updated GIGABYTE @BIOS app allows you to update your system's BIOS from within Windows using a simple and slick graphical user interface by automatically downloading the latest version from the GIGABYTE servers.



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High ESD Protection for USB and LAN (USB 3.0 only)

GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards raise the bar in terms of protecting your system, providing advanced electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection for both your Ethernet LAN and USB ports, both common sources of ESD-related failures. Each LAN and USB port is paired with a dedicated protection filter that can withstand high electrostatic discharges, protecting your system from common electrical surges and even direct lighting strikes.



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One Fuse per USB Port (USB 3.0 only)

On GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards each USB port has its own dedicated power fuse that prevents unwanted USB port failure, helping to safe guard your important data during transfer


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GIGABYTE EZ Setup

GIGABYTE EZ Setup combines several key utilities designed to simplify install and configuration procedures for several exclusive GIGABYTE apps including Disk Mode Switch, Smart Connect, EZ Rapid Start and EZ Smart response.


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GIGABYTE EZ Setup

GIGABYTE EZ Setup combines several key utilities designed to simplify install and configuration procedures for several exclusive GIGABYTE apps including Disk Mode Switch, Smart Connect, EZ Rapid Start and EZ Smart response.


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Two Copper PCBs

GIGABYTE's exclusive 2X Copper PCBs design provides sufficient power trace paths between components to handle greater-than-normal power loads and to remove heat from the critical CPU power delivery area. This is essential to ensure the motherboard is able to handle the increased power loading that is necessary when overclocking.


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Display Port Support

Selected GIGABYTE motherboards feature DisplayPort, a next generation graphics display interface that delivers up to 10.8Gbps of bandwidth over standard cables, providing billions of colors with the fastest refresh rates and the greatest color depths.



Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 Software Suite

  • Audio platform is equipped with cutting-edge audio technology
  • Premium audio quality, effects and features for ordinary PC systems
  • Gaming sound enhancement technologies for the Gamer



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Multi-Graphics Support

Flexible graphics capabilities supported for either CrossFire™ or SLI™ action, delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.



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GIGABYTE OPT Fan Support

Many of today's third party water-cooling systems require CPU fan power support for both the cooling fan and the water pump. GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards feature OPT fan support - an additional CPU fan pin header that can be used to connect a water pump and configured for continuous full speed operation. The OPT Fan is also useful for high performance coolers employing two fans.


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Generous System Fan Support - Seven Fan Connectors

Seven strategically placed Smart Fan pin headers allow for more precise control of system and CPU fans.



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HyperDuo Technology-Automated SSD / HDD Tiering

Greater Performance & Cost-efficient

Equipped with Marvell SE9230 controller, the motherboard supports HyperDuo Technology. While the SSD and HDD are connected, HyperDuo makes the SSD become the cache of the HDD and delivers SSD-like performance.



Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN i210AT / i217v

  • Jumbo Frame support for extra large packets
  • Reduced Power and Energy Savings
  • Doubled Queues of Tx and Rx improves Transition Performance


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GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ 2

GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology is revised and upgraded on all GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards, with comprehensive and enhanced charging support for a broad range of devices that include those that run both iOS and Android. Users can enjoy fast AC charging over USB on mobile devices, even when the PC is turned off.


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Built-in Gaming Audio / Headphone Amplifier (Front Headphone / Rear line out)

GIGABYTE 8 Series motherboards feature a high capacity headphone amplifier which is able to drive 600Ω loads, allowing gamers to enjoy a fuller range of dynamic sound with crisper details and less distortion when using high quality professional headphones. Featuring a wide bandwidth, low noise, high slew rate and low distortion, GIGABYE 8 series motherboards are ideal for professional audio usage and gaming enthusiasts.



*The entire materials provided herein are for reference only. GIGABYTE reserves the right to modify or revise the content at anytime without prior notice.
*Advertised performance is based on maximum theoretical interface values from respective Chipset vendors or organization who defined the interface specification. Actual performance may vary by system configuration.
*All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
*Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.

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Warranty

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


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  • Anonymous
  • 10/29/2014 9:31:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUnresponsive Support

Pros: The board has a useful blend of old and new features that allows legacy peripherals to interface to it yet run the current OS.

Cons: Three significant problems have been encountered.

1) The USB ports are problematic. While actively running, the USB 3.0 ports will spuriously drop a flash drive and an Icy Dock external enclosure (MB559U3S-1S). The Icy Dock dock (MB981U3-1SA) is incompatible. This is not related to the Intel chipset USB wake from sleep problem.

2) The motherboard is incompatible with the NVIDIA 750 Ti GPU. The motherboard will hang during power-up without allowing any video display whatsoever.

3) Gigabyte has modified its online technical support ticket submission process such that it blocks all attempts to request technical support. To submit a ticket, you have to have a social media account with one of the common services or have a Gigabyte Passport account. While I can not speak to whether having a common social media account will allow you to submit a ticket, the Gigabyte Passport account definitely does not allow you to submit a technical support ticket.

Other Thoughts: Because of Gigabyte's abysmal customer service process, I would not recommend purchasing any Gigabyte products.

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  • Kevin W.
  • 8/31/2014 2:06:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSuperb

Pros: Great board overall great layout super easy to use bios. Has my 4770K running at 4.5Ghz with just a few simple changes. Gigabyte has always been my number one go to for great motherboards. Has everything an enthusiast gamer or even everyday joe needs to have an awesome running rig.

Cons: the only con I have is really guys what were you thinking. The cpu fan headers right under the socket?? Havent seen that placement in ages.

Other Thoughts: If your looking for a great board for your 1150 cpu that will take it to the next levle whether overclocking or not Grab this baby its so simple and easy to use its a no breainer

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  • Lee Z.
  • 8/3/2014 5:40:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPure Junk

Pros: Looks pretty. Holds down stacks of paper well.

Cons: I really wanted to love this motherboard. I read all the reviews here but found a deal elsewhere I couldn't pass up so I thought I would give it a shot. I wish I would of saved my money and bought something else. I got my PC all setup and within a couple of days the back USB 3.0 ports quit working. They could power USB speakers but plugging a flash drive in it I would get nothing. Contacted Gigajoke support and was not very helpful. Was told I needed to RMA so I did. I had to pay shipping to them and after a month of waiting, I finally received the board back. Got my PC all setup, again, and now experiencing the same issues again. I think I've spent more time troubleshooting my PC then actually using it.

Other Thoughts: Save your money and your time and get something else. I really wish I would listened to all the reviews about USB issues but I have no one to blame but myself. Only problem is now I have money invested in a product that continues to be faulty and no hope from the manufacturer on a permanent resolution.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 112510 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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  • Brian M.
  • 7/4/2014 11:00:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mobo

Pros: Great layout, lots of headers for everything you need (and some you probably won't).

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Great mobo and BIOS. Easy to OC my 4670K stable and cool with modest over-volt on air. This board is great for performance and bang for your buck. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Jacinto G.
  • 7/3/2014 11:55:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUSB ports no longer work

Pros: Good till the USB ports no longer work

Cons: I Purchased this board and within 6 months of very light use, all of the USB ports no longer work. I have called Gigabyte and their customer service is absolutely terrible. They refuse to acknowledge that at least HUNDREDS of people have the exact same issue and continue to plead ignorance. I don't want to go through their terrible RMA process to get the same board with the same problems so now I am just out over $200. Thanks Gigabyte for selling a terrible product and refusing to take responsibility for it. I have the same experience as many other customers and definitely would Expect a Class Action Lawsuit because I am not the only furious customer.

Other Thoughts: none

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 111561 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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  • Kevin H.
  • 6/15/2014 2:24:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely Awful

Pros: None

Cons: Purchased this board and within two months of very light use, all of the USB ports no longer work. I have called Gigabyte and their customer service is absolutely terrible. They refuse to acknowledge that at least HUNDREDS of people have the exact same issue and continue to plead ignorance. I don't want to go through their terrible RMA process to get the same board with the same problems so now I am just out $200. Thanks Gigabyte for selling a terrible product and refusing to take responsibility for it. Expect a class action lawsuit because I am not the only furious customer.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 110926 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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/8/2014 4:30:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what it needs to do

Pros: 1) colors
2) debug led
3)10x sata 600
a) 6x from cpu
b) 4x from other
4) build quality
5) 2x intel nics
6) X-Fi MB3
7) Display port out
8) 7 fan headers
9) spaced out pci-e 16x slots
10) power button is very convenient when testing the board before putting it in a case, saves time just in case of doa
11) can fit a thermaltake silver arrow extreme with ease. the heatsinks around the cpu socket do not crowd.
12) PCB MADE IN TAIWAN (not china)
13) solid brand name

Cons: 1) hard to think of a con, BUT
doesn't feel as snappy as my Asus z77 gene mobo probably because of DPC latency is higher on this one compared to that one.
2) I have a Gigabyte Windforce vid card in it, and the PCB colors don't match. IF i were OCD I MIGHT had to take an egg off for that, but i kid.
3) the UEFI is difficult to navigate for first time Gigabyte's UEFI users. The layout and options are not intuitive. But you can customize it the way you want it, IF you know what you want in it. Asus has a more intuitive UEFI. I would use the tools they have for windows instead. I don't like to crowd my installs so UEFI is a must for me.

Even all these "cons" put together are not worth an egg and i'm just being extremely picky at this point.

Other Thoughts: maybe DPC (Deferred Procedure Call) latency could be lower but that seems to be fixed in the UD5H z97 model hard to know without both.

I previously purchased a GIgabyte GA-880GA-UD3H in 2010, definitely a lower tier part, but was impressed with the value and quality I received.

If a company can correctly compromise between cost and utility to bring me a lower tier board, I am willing to invest into their higher offerings.

I would definitely buy the UD5H or another of the Ultra Durable line in the future. I am a very satisfied customer.

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5 out of 5 eggsPleasantly surprised

Pros: Biggest plus is the BIOS. Given the low reviews (much like the board i had purchased before, the Z87X-OC) I would assume there were initially some BIOS bugs which have been worked out. It's a very easy to use system, I LOVE the menus where you can set up which settings you want to see, and then set the BIOS to automatically load those pages when you load it.
The extra Marvell SATA controller is a nice addition for someone like me who has many hard drives and burners as I do a lot of video editing work. 10 SATA ports in all.
The power management on the board is very nice, it actually has the same 16 phase CPU power management setup. It does lack the additional power input of my Z87X-OC but I was ultimately able to hit the same overclock I had on my 4770k as the OC board would be more advantageous in exotic cooling situations.

The built-in overclocking algorithms worked very well. For those who either don't have the time or experience to fine tune the settings and push their CPU the motherboard has several settings to handle it for you. I tried the maximum setting of 4.7GHz and it was perfectly stable for 8 hours of Prime95.
The bundled X-Fi MB software helps the Realtek ALC898 by giving some added adjustability and should prove more than capable for a vast majority of users. Without some very expensive headsets you won't notice a very big difference.
I've saved my two favorite pieces for last: the dual LAN and 1394 inclusion. The dual LAN has support for teaming which is absolutely fantastic and worked flawlessly (after proper configuration) on my two separate networks. FireWire may be about dead nowadays but I still have a couple of digital video recorders that use firewire. They're tough old cameras that I don't mind putting in harms way for certain events and having built in support on a modern motherboard made me quite happy.

Cons: The biggest con with this motherboard is quite typical of Z87 motherboards. Haswell CPUs provide 16 lanes of PCI express 3.0 and the Z87 provides only 8 lanes of PCIe 2.0. Essentially what you end up with is your graphics cards (x16 slots) running off the CPU and your x1 slots and other additions by the motherboard manufacturer powered by the chipset. With SLI (and now I believe the new AMD cards in crossfire) has a requirement of 8 lanes per card you are limited to 2-way SLI despite having a 3rd slot on the board.
Installing anything in that third slot will drop the bottom two slots to x4 rendering it ultimately useless for anything other than computing (cryptocurrency, folding@home, etc)

Other Thoughts: Seeing the existing reviews and my initial experience with my Z87X-OC I was a bit apprehensive about this board's arrival and having to tear down my setup for a mobo that may have issues. Add to that a water pump failure early on in my overclocking tests put me in a rather stressed state. After picking up an air cooler on sale from a local store and a few deep breaths, I actually quite liked this motherboard. Between my two Gigabyte boards I will be sticking with this one for my primary usage as it just has the additional features the OC board doesn't. I found a stable spot at 4.8GHz and don't intend to try my hand at phase change/liquid nitrogen cooling so the extreme overclocking features of the other board will go unused.

While having 3 x16 slots but ultimately only being able to do 2 way SLI is a bit of an annoyance (the OC has 4 slots but again, more than 3 drops to x4 as well), the price point is such that I think it offers what should be expected of a $200 board. I had considered dropping my review by one egg for this, and if this board were maybe $50 more I would have, but for this price I honestly believe it's fair.

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4 out of 5 eggsHigh quality board... at a premium.

Pros: - MB is heavy, full ATX size… doesn’t flex much when installed in case

- BIOS is gorgeous on home theater TV… I actually said “wow” out loud

- QUICK BOOT!... (new install), but it is CRAZY quick to boot / restart

- Cushioned rear IO panel… a nice touch!

- (6) SATA cables provided… lots of other nifty items include Front Panel USB 3.0 panel, (1) nVidia SLI connector, GIGABYTE case sticker

- Everything on the board is labeled (more or less)... I like that.

- Headers aren’t just vertical pins on the board… they have plastic surrounding the pins

- Driver CD included installed all devices / chipsets correctly… just avoid hitting “install all” or you might end up with some bundled garbage you don’t want

- Smart Fan control in EZ-Setup launched from AppCenter is a must-use feature

- Plenty of fan headers… 5 system fan, 1 cpu water cooler, 1 cpu fan

- DVI port, instead of VGA… very risque

- Windows 7 installed without a hitch! YAY! Not sure if I just got lucky or what... but I've had zero issues running Windows 7 Pro x64 on this board.

All-in-all my system build with this board at the foundation has been nothing but stable and reliable.

Cons: (Not really Cons... just nit-picks)

- Board is heavy… but not shipped in anything other than cardboard. Would have liked more cushioning / foam to protect board.

- Board is LARGE… full ATX size will require a large case. Tight fit in an ATX mid-case.

- Board has horizontal SATA ports...WHY?!?!? Don’t they know what they do to us?!?! These are one of the worst things in the world.

- BIOS is a little overkill (too much info)… it was too much info for me on a 55” TV… I can only imagine the overload on a 24” LCD screen

- Included Sound Blaster X-FI MB3 utility won’t control HDMI audio. This board has "premium" audio capabilities... but I'll stick to my add-on audio card for superior audio.

- Dual ethernet ports… but why? This wasn’t planned to be a server build.
1. Upon quick research… “teaming” or “link-aggregation” is often more reliable when two ethernet cards of the same EXACT model are used. This board has an Intel i217 and an Intel i210… ???

- 1394 headers??? Why? When’s the last time you used anything that needed firewire? IN THE YEAR TWO-THOUSAND… all computer motherboards came with 1394a headers… because that’s the fastest thing around… at the time

- Other than smart fan control, that comes from the Ez-Setup app from the AppCenter… there isn’t really anything else of super-important use. It’s great I can set a password on the USB ports and lock them as I see it… but that’s not very useful to me

Other Thoughts: - One BSOD during a Windows Update reboot (configuring updates before login). Fixed after system rebooted and continued as normal

- Steam In-Home streaming works as advertised! Had to lower the “quality” from “beautiful” to another setting (picture quality was great, actual game-play was laggy with quality set to “beautiful”)

System configuration:

a. Processor: Intel Pentium G3220 Haswell 3.0Ghz LGA 1150
b. Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H
c. RAM: (2) CORSAIR XMS 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model
d. Hard drive: SanDisk Ultra Plus SDSSDHP-064G-G26 2.5" 64GB SSD
e. Case: LOGISYS Computer CS206BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer SOHO Case 480W Power Supply
f. Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64

connect via high-speed HDMI to:
YAMAHA RX-V373BL 5.1-Channel AV Receiver
with:
Vizio M550SL 55” LCD TV

Don't Buy it:
If you aren't going to be overclocking, I'd skip this board and keep looking... you'll save a few bucks that way.

Buy it: if you plan on overclocking / value high quality.
I imagine if I were going to overclock... I might seek out this board or one in the same price / feature neighborhood. If I were into overclocking AND saving money... I might skip this board and buy the newer version (GA-Z97X-UD5H) and save around $40 (which could be put to good use elsewhere during a PC build).

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  • Seve M.
  • 4/17/2014 11:47:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsSolid performer, but a bit overpriced

Pros: Dual LAN, supports Teaming
A plethora of overclocking settings
16 phase power design
customizable BIOS
Awesome color scheme

Cons: Analog audio died about a week in. I did the typical driver reinstall both from gigabyte and from realtek. It seems that the issue stems from the audio input jacks themselves, and its a hardware, not software or chip-based issue. I had to buy an external sound card to get this to work.

USB 3.0 ports on the rear are working, but only with some of my usb sticks.

Gigabyte support is the pits. I clearly explained the audio problem and the steps i took to try and resolve it and it seems that no one read my message. They simply told me to check and make sure i had the speakers plugged into the correct output (seriously..?)

The F9 bios says to flash from windows using the supplied .exe, but it doesn't work in 64-bit windows.

Other Thoughts: Gigabyte tried to stuff too many bells and whistles from the OC version onto this board and thus, quality suffered. I really like the board and am planning to keep it, but i will return it if they do not answer my requests for audio assistance.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 108985 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.

GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

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