Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Review

wPrime95 and x264

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Review

wPrime95

At the risk of repeating ourselves we see the same disparity between the stock and overclocked results as we saw in CineBench. At stock the UD4H is the slowest system we've tested, even beaten out by the reference Intel motherboard. Yet with the overclock in place it's knocking on the door of the very fastest times. This certainly is one for the overclockers.

x264 Benchmark v5

Another calculation-heavy test and another fastest and slowest result for the Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H. It's quite surprising to see such a mid-range motherboard perform so poorly at stock yet be so blistering once you've overclocked it.

 

«Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next»

Most Recent Comments

13-09-2013, 03:12:14

tinytomlogan
The raft of Z87 motherboards keeps coming and today we're reviewing the Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H, an LGA1150 motherboard in the price sweet spot.

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...085950182l.JPG


Continue Reading

13-09-2013, 05:27:08

Lazlo
The moment, when after being so itchy that you go out and buy stuff without waiting much for reviews, the one by your favorite reviewer(s) gets out and confirms you haven't totally f'ed up. Priceless! Of course from using it I had a pretty good idea about that.
TBH I had to get used to the red a bit. But the features just did fit my needs.

Leaves me to say (again) thanks for the review!

13-09-2013, 11:04:43

Lystfiskern
Thanks for a very nice comprehesive review Tom.
I agree, the board looks very nice with the silver and candy apple red details.
If i were to build a Haswell platform right now this would certainly be one of the contenders. I also love that you point out that the board might not be the best choice for the peeps that are not overclocking. Good to get all the pros AND the cons.

On another note. Bloody fuckin shit...whats up with your language these days? I for one find it....a bit brute - Possibly even offending to some? No need for profanities imo.

Cheers.

13-09-2013, 15:30:55

unclefapsalot
Wow, this is quite a nice board when OC'd. Doesn't hurt that it looks the part too. I'm glad the matte black PCB is really catching on, it really does make a difference in the looks department

13-09-2013, 15:39:32

Mgutierrez33
Now see THIS is a red/black board I can really sink my teeth into. I liked it when I first saw it, I like it even more now knowing that it's performance is just as good as it's looks. *adds to short list of recommended parts*

13-09-2013, 15:43:00

sayresy
You keep on fuckin expressing yourself Tom - Down to earth reviewers, breath of fresh air and not candy arsed cock-togglers that think everything is awesome and full of the good stuff, etc..... Like this board a lot and your impressions of this being a spanker are certainly brought to life in your extensive review. Am amazed that amazon are now boshing these out at 145. Was going to get a sabertooth, still might - but this is certainly worth thinking about.. cheers TT

12-02-2014, 22:21:57

sadbuttrue
Thanks for this review Tom, though I'm a bit disappointed that you skipped over the UD3H, which is the board I ended up buying at a reduced Boxing Day price. $140Cdn, and I was rebated $30 of that. Not bad at all, considering the Canadian dollar is at the lowest exchange rate it's been in years.

My currency calculator says that the $110Cdn final cost was a mere 60.54. Try as I might I can't find much different between the two boards. They are feature-for-feature identical, save for two things: the red colour of the UD4H is blue on the UD3H, and the less expensive board has fewer power phases.

Since for me this is an upgrade from a 3-year-old GA-55H board, I'm quite happy with it.
Reply
x

Register for the OC3D Newsletter

Subscribing to the OC3D newsletter will keep you up-to-date on the latest technology reviews, competitions and goings-on at Overclock3D. We won't share your email address with ANYONE, and we will only email you with updates on site news, reviews, and competitions and you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and be sure to click on the links in the confirmation emails that will arrive in your e-mail shortly after to complete the registration.

If you run into any problems, just drop us a message on the forums.