Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H Review

Test Setup

With a lot of focus placed upon the newly upgraded Intel HD4000 iGPU, we'll be using the HD4000 graphics for our stock testing, to see if they are usable as a graphics card, and moving to the HD7970 for our overclock testing.

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Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H
Intel Core i7-3770K
8GB G.Skill Trident 2400 @ 10-12-12-31
HIS HD7970 with Catalyst 12.3
Cougar CM1000 PSU
Corsair F80 SSD
Thermalright Silver Arrow
Windows 7 x64 

Overclocking

With only a four pin ATX power there is obviously less overclocking headroom available on the D3H when compared to the UD5. However we've gained, as always with these things, a lot of extra experience as we move along and so although we're obtaining a lesser overclock here, we are getting more representative benchmark results.

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As it was with the UD5, heat is definitely a big factor here. It's amazing how quickly the temperatures rise, even with the Silver Arrow working hard.

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Most Recent Comments

27-04-2012, 05:28:16

tinytomlogan


If you're after a smaller motherboard than the standard size ones, the Z77MX-D3H from Gigabyte could be right up your street.

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27-04-2012, 05:37:24

dugdiamond
link is broken fixed link

moving on..... awesome mobo for the price

27-04-2012, 08:06:56

SPS
The light blue and white are awful colours

28-04-2012, 17:44:55

MaXiMiZe
Wicked price
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