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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
Abstract: There's nothing finer than a new chipset to kick the summer off and this year it's the Intel Z77 Express. In this review PCSTATS will put the performance oriented Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard, which is built on Intel's shiny new Z77 Express chipset, through its paces with the exceptionally popular 32nm 2nd Gen. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 'Sandy Bridge' processor.
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IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, FEAR, Juarez

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.0.2 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests t reliably measure next generation gaming performance today..

Futuremark 3DMark06 1.1.0
Overall: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 (X79 / 1600) 25607
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 (X79 / 1600) 25662
Gigabyte G1.Assassin (X58 / 1333) 18588
ECS Z77H2-A2X (Z77 / 1333) 23544
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H (Z77 / 1333) 23486
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 (Z68 / 1333) 23754
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Z68 / 1333) 24027
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Z68 / 1333) 23791
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 (P67 / 1333) 23235
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 (P67 / 1333) 23813
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 (P67 / 1333) 22690
ASUS P8P67 Pro (P67 / 1333) 22728
MSI P67A-GD65 (P67 / 1333) 22863
ECS P67H2-A (P67 / 1333) 23279
ASUS P8H67-M Evo (H67 / 1333) 23074
Biostar TH67XE (H67 / 1333) 18594
ECS H67H2-M (H67 / 1333) 23468
Intel DH67BL (H67 / 1333) 23483
Biostar TA75M+ (A75 / 1333 A8-3850) 13954
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H (A75 / 1333 A8-3850) 15744
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (A75 / 1333 A8-3850) 15675
Biostar TA990FXE (990FX / 1333 FX-8150) 17315
ASUS Crosshair V Formula (990FX / 1333 FX-8150) 17792
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 (990FX / 1333 FX-8150) 17541
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 (990FX / 1333 PIIX6 1090T) 18717
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 (890FX / 1333 PIIX6 1090T) 18106
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX / 1066) 15082
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G / 1066) 14995
CPU: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 (X79 / 1600) 6965
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 (X79 / 1600) 6991
Gigabyte G1.Assassin (X58 / 1333) 4892
ECS Z77H2-A2X (Z77 / 1333) 6035
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H (Z77 / 1333) 6077
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 (Z68 / 1333) 6043
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Z68 / 1333) 6120
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Z68 / 1333) 6068
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 (P67 / 1333) 5994
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 (P67 / 1333) 6053
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 (P67 / 1333) 5861
ASUS P8P67 Pro (P67 / 1333) 5841
MSI P67A-GD65 (P67 / 1333) 5848
ECS P67H2-A (P67 / 1333) 5976
ASUS P8H67-M Evo (H67 / 1333) 5950
Biostar TH67XE (H67 / 1333) 3924
ECS H67H2-M (H67 / 1333) 5871
Intel DH67BL (H67 / 1333) 6011
Biostar TA75M+ (A75 / 1333 A8-3850) 4119
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H (A75 / 1333 A8-3850) 4042
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (A75 / 1333 A8-3850) 4023
Biostar TA990FXE (990FX / 1333 FX-8150) 5862
ASUS Crosshair V Formula (990FX / 1333 FX-8150) 5862
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 (990FX / 1333 FX-8150) 5702
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 (990FX / 1333 PIIX6 1090T) 5881
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 (890FX / 1333 PIIX6 1090T) 5672
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX / 1066) 4455
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G / 1066) 4374

The same situation holds true for 3DMark 06 as we saw with Vantage; the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard scores 23486 overall.

IGP Motherboard Benchmarks

Since the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard features an on-board HDMI/DP/DVI/analog video ports PCSTATS is including IGP benchmarks for the integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics core. The following IGP benchmarks include results for several other Intel and AMD IGP graphics solutions.

PCSTATS will be running through these pretty quickly since the numbers are self explanatory. Let's begin with 3DMark....

When considering the Intel Z77's integrated graphics performance over the following benchmark charts it's wise to remember that the IGP core is dependent on the Intel Core i3/i5/i7 'SandyBridge'/'Ivy Bridge' processor. Furthermore, Intel's HD 3000 IGP is only DX10.1 so 3DMark11 and other DX11 benchmarks were omitted. This board will support DX11 games with an Ivy Bridge CPU as that IGP is DX11 compliant.

Since the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard supports Lucid VirtuMVP there's a lot more flexibility with this Intel Z77 platform. What's really interesting is how the Intel HD 3000 graphics stands up to AMD's socket FM1 A8-3850 APU (with Radeon HD 6550D graphics core).

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage (IGP vs. IGP)
Performance Overall: (P) Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1769
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1867
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1745
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1738
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1749
Intel DH67BL* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1539
Biostar TH67XE* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1978
ECS H67H2-M* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1707
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3853
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3827
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3711
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 385
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 420
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 249
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 287
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 287
GPU score: Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1362
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1439
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1342
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1337
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1347
Intel DH67BL* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1182
Biostar TH67XE* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1527
ECS H67H2-M* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1313
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3206
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3210
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3073
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 291
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 318
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 188
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 216
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 217
CPU score: Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 17196
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 17277
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 17364
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 17383
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 16556
Intel DH67BL* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 16441
Biostar TH67XE* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 17319
ECS H67H2-M* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 16914
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 9769
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 9034
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 9839
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 10767
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 10920
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10942
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10942
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10880

It's a good thing the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H motherboard supports VirtuMVP... the Intel HD3000 IGP scores just 1439 against 3210 for the AMD A8-3850 APU based GA-A75-UD4H motherboard. The GA-Z77X-UD3H platform is certainly a hair quicker than the rest of the LGA1155 boards.

Futuremark 3DMark06 (IGP vs. IGP)
Overall: Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4262
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4447
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4301
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4292
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4282
Intel DH67BL* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 3322
Biostar TH67XE* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4689
ECS H67H2-M* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4265
Intel DG45ID (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 1043
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 1162
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 6237
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 6272
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 6356
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 2027
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 2224
ASUS M3A78-T (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 2084
Foxconn A7DA-S (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 1718
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 1682
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 1790
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 1794
CPU: Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5980
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5971
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 6098
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 6051
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5761
Intel DH67BL* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 3802
Biostar TH67XE* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5977
ECS H67H2-M* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5958
Intel DG45ID (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 2218
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 2228
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 4117
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3911
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 4033
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 4447
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 4513
ASUS M3A78-T (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 3208
Foxconn A7DA-S (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 1879
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 4456
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 4456
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 4445

3DMark06 says pretty much the same thing; this Intel Z77 platform offers a much needed boost to Intel IGP graphics compared to the Intel G45. Still, the results are dead slow with Sandy Bridge's IGP in the drivers seat compared to AMD's socket FM1 A8-3850 APU. The GA-Z77X-UD3H nabs a score of 4447 while AMDs IGP scores 6356!

Sierra FEAR - DX9 (IGP vs. IGP)
1024x768 Maximum: Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 36
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 37
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 36
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 19
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 33
Intel DH67BL* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 24
Biostar TH67XE* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 36
ECS H67H2-M* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 32
Intel DG45ID (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 9
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 11
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 56
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 57
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 57
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 12
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 10
ASUS M3A78-T (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 13
Foxconn A7DA-S (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 12
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10
1600x1200 Maximum: Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 18
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 19
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 18
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 8
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 19
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 27
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 28
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 28

FEAR is a DX9 title that really demonstrates just how far IGPs have come in the last couple years. What used to be nearly impossible for any Intel or AMD IGPs to render at 1600x1200 can now be tackled with relative ease. The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H test system scores 37FPS here, compared to AMD's A8-3850 result of 57FPS.

For the final round of IGP benchmarks we have Call of Juarez.

Call of Juarez - DX10 (IGP vs. IGP)
1024x768 Low Settings: Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 25.3
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 25.7
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 18.1
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 25.7
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 25.3
Intel DH67BL* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 21.1
Biostar TH67XE* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 27.3
ECS H67H2-M* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 24.5
Intel DG45ID (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 5.8
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 6.5
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 56.6
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 57.2
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 54.6
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 13.1
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 12.6
ASUS M3A78-T (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 15.6
Foxconn A7DA-S (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 13.2
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 11.8
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 12.3
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 12.5
1600x1200 High Settings: Points Ranking
ECS Z77H2-A2X* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5.7
Gigbyte GA-Z77X-UD3H* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 6
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5.9
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5.9
Asus P8H67-M Evo* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5.8
Intel DH67BL* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4.6
Biostar TH67XE* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 6.1
ECS H67H2-M* (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5.5
Intel DG45ID (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 2.2
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 2.4
Biostar TA75M+* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 15.5
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 15
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H* (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 15.6
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 3
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 2.6
ASUS M3A78-T (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 3.1
Foxconn A7DA-S (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 2.3
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 2.4
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 2.6
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 2.4

Call of Juarez is a tough DX10 title for IGPs. The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H system scores 6FPS 1600x1200. It's a good thing this board is VirtuMVP compliant so users can ditch the IGP graphics in favor of a discreet graphics card. The AMD A8-3850 socket FM1 system dominates here with 15.6FPS.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Overclocking Tools and Tweaks
 Pg 3.  Introducing the Intel Z77 Express Chipset
 Pg 4.  Testing Lucidlogix VirtuMVP
 Pg 5.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Features and Layout
 Pg 6.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Continued
 Pg 7.  Overclocking Report and BIOS Walkthrough
 Pg 8.  Test System Hardware and Specs
 Pg 9.  Sysmark 2012 - Workstation Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 10.  PCMark Vantage Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 11.  SiSoft Sandra: CPU Motherboard Benchmarks:
 Pg 12.  Sandra: Memory Motherboard Benchmarks:
 Pg 13.  3DMark 11 Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 14.  3DMark Vantage Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 15.  — IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, FEAR, Juarez
 Pg 16.  IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 17.  Transcoding and Power Draw

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