GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H Intel Z77 Socket 1155 DDR3 PCI-Express Motherboard

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LGA1155 socket for Intel 2nd and 3rd Generation Core i7/ Core i5/ Core i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors, ATX Form Factor, DDR3 1066 - 2667(O.C.) (max 32GB), 8x USB3.0, 6x USB2.0, 5x SATA 6GB/s, 4x SATA 3GB/s, 3x PCI-E x16 (3x Gen3), Supports NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFire Technology, 8 Channel HD Audio, Multi VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort.

Stock:
Discontinued!
This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 49181  
Stock code: MBD-Z77-GA-Z77X-UD5
Manuf. code: GA-Z77X-UD5H
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Description:

GIGABYTE 7 series Ultra Durable Motherboards.

GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards combine a host of new and exciting technologies with the latest Intel Z77 Express Chipset, creating a unique range of motherboard designs that harness the outstanding performance of the new 3rd generation Intel Core processors. With an exclusive 'Digital' VRM design, GIGABYTE 3D Power and GIGABYTE 3D BIOS (Dual UEFI), GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards ensure exceptional power delivery and absolute control, with additional features that ensure an unrivalled experience on your next PC build.

3rd Generation Intel Core Processors.

New 3rd generation Intel Core processors are manufactured using the new 22nm process to create a visually optimized, high performance processor platform. Based on the mature LGA 1155 socket, 3rd generation Intel Core processors feature up to four high-performance 64-bit processor cores and up to 8MB of L3 cache Smart Cache. Supporting 3rd generation Intel Core processors deliver an automatic boost in clock speed and overall performance when you need it most.

Lucid Universal MVP Support.

GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards support Lucid Virtu GPU virtualization technologies - optimized virtualization software that improves your PCs visuals, with faster response times, improved video processing and smoother media playback, all within a low power environment.

Lucid Universal MVP also features Hyperformance, which eliminates redundant rendering tasks and predicts potential synchronization issues in the graphics delivery pipeline, producing faster frame rates, sharper visuals and reduced tearing.

- Boosts responsiveness and FPS of any game.
- Improves gaming frame rates 30-70%.
- Increases Vsync frame rates 120 FPS+.
- Sharpens visual quality without tearing.
- Works seamlessly with hundreds of games.

Support for PCI Express Gen. 3.

USB 3.0 and PCI Express Gen 3.0 Support GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards take advantage of the latest connectivity and expansion bus technologies available on the Intel platform. In addition to native support for SuperSpeed USB 3.0, the 3rd generation Intel Core processor platform (including the Intel Z77 chipset) debuts the new PCI Express gen. 3.0 expansion bus, allowing users to take advantage of the next generation, high-bandwidth discrete graphics card solutions.
PCIE Gen.3 is dependent on CPU and expansion card compatibility.

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer gigabyte
Warranty Type Manufacturer via Aria
Manufacturer Website http://uk.gigabyte.com/
Manufacturer Phone 01908 322878
Warranty Period (yrs) 3

Technical Details:

Number of memory slots: 4
Supported memory types: DDR3-SDRAM
Memory channels support: dual
Memory voltage: 1.5 V
ECC: No
Non-ECC: Yes
Supported memory clock speeds: 1066, 1333, 1600 MHz
Supported memory module capacities: 16GB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
Maximum internal memory: 32 GB
Processor family: Intel
Processor socket: Socket H2(1155)
Processors compatible: Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Maximum number of SMP processors: 1
System bus: 5 GT/s
USB 2.0 connectors: 2
USB 3.0 connectors: 3
S/PDIF out connector: Yes
CPU fan connector: Yes
ATX Power connector (24-pin): Yes
Chassis intrusion connector: Yes
Number of chassis fan connectors: 4
Number of IEEE1394 connectors: 1
Number of Parallel ATA connectors: 0
Front panel audio connector: Yes
TPM connector: Yes
Peripheral (Molex) power connectors (4-pin): 1
Number of SATA 2 connectors: 4
Number of SATA 3 connectors: 5
EPS power connector (8-pin): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity: 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity: 4
eSATA ports quantity: 1
PS/2 ports quantity: 0
IEEE 1394/Firewire ports quantity: 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity: 2
Speaker/ headphone/ line-out jack: 6
Microphone, line-in jack: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity: 1
DVI-D ports quantity: 1
HDMI ports quantity: 1
DisplayPorts quantity: 1
Component for: PC
Motherboard chipset family: Intel
Motherboard form factor: ATX
Motherboard chipset: -
Supported hard disk drive interfaces: Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Parallel processing technology support: 2-Way SLI, CrossFireX
Cooling type: passive
PC health monitoring: CPU, FAN, Temperature
Audio system: Realtek ALC898
Audio output channels: 7.1
PCI slots: 1
PCI Express x1 slots: 3
PCI Express x16 slots: 1
PCI Express x4 slots: 1
PCI Express x8 slots: 1
PCI Express slots version: 3.0
Width: 305 mm
Depth: 244 mm
Controller (2nd) interface type: 2 x Marvell 88SE9172
Controller interface type: Intel Z77
RAID levels: 0, 1, 5, 10
Networking features: 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec
LAN controller: -
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Ethernet interface type: Gigabit
Bluetooth: No
Wireless LAN type: No
Integrated graphics adapter (UMA/GMA): Yes
Maximum graphic adapter memory: 1696 MB
Graphic adapter: HD Graphics
HDCP: Yes
Dual Link DVI: Yes
Graphics adapter family: Intel
OpenGL version: 3.2
DirectX version: 11
Drivers included: Yes
Cables included: SATA
Quick installation guide: Yes
BIOS type: EFI AMI
BIOS memory size: 8 MB
ACPI version: 2.0a
Clear CMOS jumper: Yes
BIOS switch button: Yes
Clear CMOS button: Yes
Compatible operating systems: Windows 7/XP

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 Fantastic motherboard by Jules

This well priced feature rich motherboard is everything you could possibly hope for. As one of the cheaper Z77 motherboards it really doesn't skimp out on anything. It has support for SLI and CrossFireX for avid gamers, 4 USB3 ports as well as internal header ports on the board. It has as many PCI-E slots as you will ever need, plenty of SATA III and II connectors, Intel smart cache technology for SSD enthusiasts and dual channel memory support (up to 32GB).

It also boasts plenty of nice touches such as 4 connectors for extra fans, a physical power and reset button, and comes with a little mic for testing your build works.

The performance of this board is great with lots of over-clocking potential and great CPU speeds. The 3D BIOS does the job whilst also offering some nice unique features and Gigabyte's driver software does a good job of updating everything in quick fuss-free fashion. As a bonus, if you were thinking of building a hackintosh, I can confirm that this board is fully compatible with OS X (multibeast).

I really cannot find anything to fault this board or anything that it could possibly be missing out on. At this price it is a no-brainer.

Final verdict: if you are upgrading to or buying an Ivy Bridge processor, get this motherboard!

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Question  Antec 902 by Pete

This motherboard will fit into an Antec 902 Case?

Answer by stewartz on Friday, June 1, 2012
If it is this case,
http://store.antec.com/Product/benclosure/nine-hundred-two/0-761345-45005-8.aspx
then yes.

Question  Free cooler by Buckster

Can I ask please how we know before ordering whether within the first 30 orders to be eligible the free cooler ? Or will the product title and description be edited when the free coolers have run out ?

Answer by joebe on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Yes the first 30 customers will recieve the free cooler, afterwards we will delete the offer just to be clear