Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Review

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It's nice to see that the packaging strays away from the standard Gigabyte white. We still think that they are overdoing the logos and features though. Anyone splashing out this kind of cash on a high end board is unlikely to find it in their local hardware emporium that caters to the masses, so a little subtlety wouldn't go amiss. Still you're left in no doubt about the various highlights. 

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As befits a high-end motherboard you get a lot of accessories. We have a WiFi/Bluetooth 4.0 expansion card as well as a front-panel USB, multiple GPU bridges and the like.

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The IO Shield is okay, but with all the USB ports supporting 3.0 and the audio ports themselves being colour-coded, it wouldn't have hurt to have a pure black/orange IO Shield. The manual is up to the usual high standard we always see from Gigabyte documentation.

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And here the Z77X-UP7 is in all her glory. Not a single centimetre of real-estate has gone unused and initial impressions are fantastic. It's certainly a looker. 

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11-10-2012, 16:46:54

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...073512311l.jpg

Finally Gigabyte have reintroduced a "7 series" motherboard. Does the UP7 live up to its lofty predecessors...

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11-10-2012, 17:27:18

tezza192
Thanks Tom another great review ,, thoroughly enjoyed it.Quote

11-10-2012, 17:54:21

Jeremy1998
Now if only they made it for X79... Like the X79-UD7, but with these new power stages. I would love it!Quote
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