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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Intel Z77 Motherboard Review  - PCSTATS
The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB motherboard is a fully featured mainstream-gaming platform based around the Intel Z77 chipset and bundled with a Wireless 802.11bgn + Bluetooth 4.0 PCI Express x1 card, not to mention all the bells and whistles of a highly expandable workstation platform and a good set of overclocking tools.
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360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Continued

Gigabyte's GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB motherboard supports DDR3-1600/1333/1066 memory in a dual channel configuration, though DDR3-1600 memory is apparently only supported with a 22nm Ivy Bridge CPU in the drivers seat. The largest memory density for 64-bit operating systems is 32GB, for Windows 32-bit you're capped at 4GB max. The four 1.5v DIMMs support Extreme Memory Profiles (XMP).

In this corner by the memory we find a nice large red power switch. The power symbol is illuminated so it's easy to spot when the board is installed in dark case. Next to the power button are Reset and CMOS reset buttons, the latter being a little too close to the others for our liking. Enthusiast overclockers get a set of voltage read points for Vcore, CPUVtt, VSA, CPUPll, VDimm, DDRVtt and PCIIO.

Socket LGA1155 for Intel 2nd/3rd-Generation Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs.

Like all Intel Z77 platforms, the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB supports both 32nm 2nd Gen. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 'Sandy Bridge' processors and 22nm 3rd Gen. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 'Ivy Bridge' socket LGA1155 processors.

One other neat feature Gigabyte has added to its boards is called 3X USB Power. Briefly, while standard USB 2.0 ports are limited to 500mA power loads and USB 3.0 to 900mA, the motherboard is capable of delivering 1500mA per USB 2.0 socket and up to 2700mA per USB 3.0 port. On top of that, each USB port is individually fused.

There are three USB 3.0 headers for (6) front panel USB 3.0 ports. While USB 2.0's 480Mb/s maximum bandwidth is fine for smaller thumb drives, USB 3.0 expands that bandwidth to a massive 4.8Gb/s - much better for moving 8GB movie files around!

Next up, PCSTATS tries its hand overclocking on the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB motherboard, then a look at the BIOS and Benchmarks.

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Bundled in Wireless Networking
 Pg 3.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Features and Layout
 Pg 4.  — 360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Continued
 Pg 5.  Overclocking Report and BIOS Walk through
 Pg 6.  Test System Hardware and Specs
 Pg 7.  Sysmark 2012 - Workstation Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  PCMark Vantage Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 9.  SiSoft Sandra: CPU Motherboard Benchmarks:
 Pg 10.  Sandra: Memory Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 11.  3DMark 11 Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 12.  3DMark Vantage Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 13.  3DMark 06 Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 14.  IGP Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 15.  IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 16.  Total System Power Draw and Conclusions

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