GIGABYTE is one of the main contenders in motherboard business and they are well known for their quality products. There is one other thing that they are popular for and it’s their baby blue PCBs. All GIGABYTE motherboard used to have baby blue PCBs but this changed when they launched Intel P67 based motherboards. From P67 onwards all GIGABYTE motherboards have black PCBs except for some low end models. This change is pretty appreciated among GIGABYTE fans.
Today, we have GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H with us and as the name suggests, it is based on Intel’s latest Z77 chipset supporting all second generation and third generation LGA1155 Core i series processors. ‘UD5’ motherboards have always held a very important place in GIGABYTE’s line-up. They usually connect the mainstream motherboards to the high-end ones and are generally considered to be the ones with perfect balance of performance, features and price. The Z77X-UD5H is no different. Costing around $189 to $199, it comes with a very attractive black/blue design and lots of features like dual NIC, dual UEFI BIOS, on-board OC features, on-board mSATA and lots of USB 3.0 ports.
It comes in two flavours, the basic Z77X-UD5H which costs $189 at Newegg and the Z77X-UD5H-WB WiFi which costs $209 on Newegg. The costlier version comes with an extra WiFi add-on card.
We’ve the basic version with us and we’ll put it through a battery of test to see how good it really is but let’s have a quick look at its specifications before we proceed.