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.
Dual Thunderbolt - Fast, Flexible and Simple Connectivity for your MotherboardGIGABYTE 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.
GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 5The 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.
GIGABYTE All Digital Power EngineGIGABYTE 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.
GIGABYTE 3D BIOSThe 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.
Exclusive Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion CardThe 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.
Onboard mSATA SupportGIGABYTE 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.
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CPU Socket Type
Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1155)
Onboard Video Chipset
Supported only by CPU with integrated graphic
Number of Memory Slots
Maximum Memory Supported
PCI Express 3.0 x16
3 (x16, x8, x4)
PCI Express x1
3 x PCI Express x1
1 x PCI Slot
4 x SATA 3Gb/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
Max LAN Speed
Rear Panel Ports
D-Sub + DVI
1 x HDMI
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x eSATA 6Gb/s
1 x Optical
Internal I/O Connectors
6 x USB 3.0 + 4 x USB 2.0
1 x 1394a
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