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Poll Results: Which Motherboard(s) Do You Own?

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  • 63% of voters (65)
    GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
  • 31% of voters (32)
    GA-Z77X-UP4 TH
  • 4% of voters (5)
    GA-Z77MX-D3H TH
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post #41 of 817
Don't get me wrong the value/performance is great ..but since the "U" series boards are all about the new "PowerStage" (IR3550) which will only shine under extreme OC give us the UP3 type of board (debug LED/readouts instead ofThunderBolt,WI-FI and all the crap )..hopefully they will redface.gif
    
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yea i know what you mean, but the issue still is how do they discern price ranges? From what I heard the UD5H outsold the UD3H and that almost never happens. Always the mid range to low-end sell much better. However since both were very similar except for phase count and slot arrangement and some connectivity, the issue was a lot of users were willing to pay $20 more.

Here however the slot arrangement is even identical, and both have different configurations for stuff like extra SATA, however when compared they would be to identical if both had the OC features, and that is why the UP4 doesn't. I think they will still sell the UD boards tho.

I think the purpose actually is to have cooler running VRMs with the new power stages, as you can see the UD3H with 6 phases of old MOSFETs owns the WRs lol. On the box it is written "designed for watercooled systems". I know what you mean, but so far it is hard to get them to do things like add OC features.
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Don't get me wrong the value/performance is great ..but since the "U" series boards are all about the new "PowerStage" (IR3550) which will only shine under extreme OC give us the UP3 type of board (debug LED/readouts instead ofThunderBolt,WI-FI and all the crap )..hopefully they will redface.gif

I take offense to that! Some of us are looking for a lot of those features! Lol tongue.gif

Well the quality of the power delievery matters quite a bit apparently, can't really explain it as I'm no Pro bencher or EE, but the the quality of the components lead to higher OCs on air as well. Same chip doing badly (seen over a range of chips in my years of seeing this stuff) on a *garbage* board, may get .2-.3ghz higher on a better board like such. Now the performance difference doesn't warrant the price difference on air, but it is still a benefit. Just wanted to point it out, the board as it is is fantastically priced for all it offers. the Tbolt expansions are going to be useful for a lot of people using DP displays and external storage. NO MORE USB HUBS HURRAY!
     
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what you mean no more USb hubs? They still use them on the UP5.
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what you mean no more USb hubs? They still use them on the UP5.



That is what I mean.

None of those are necessary, for external storage. Tbolt allows for PCIe and DP properties, one of the most used features as of right now by third party mfgs as you know. If you could get more tbolt adapters, you could use all your peripherals on one connection without any real issues theoretically.

Mouse, keyboard, backup storage system, and display maybe even outboard DAC could all be utilized through Tbolt. At least thats as far as I know.
     
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ahh okay. Yea the issue i see with thunderbolt is the price of the peripherals? Have you seen some of the prices? Just finding one to buy and review with is extremely tough! lol
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ahh okay. Yea the issue i see with thunderbolt is the price of the peripherals? Have you seen some of the prices? Just finding one to buy and review with is extremely tough! lol

The darn cable has active electronics in it, which is why the dang things cost an arm and a leg! Freaking ridiculous! Sheesh, but it is only been out for PC for a few months. I don't count apple for anything, all those peripherals are always jacked up in price !
     
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UP5 looks like a sweet mobo ....it would be great mb if they could include 90 degree 24-pin CPU power plug on it ,the Debug LED is in pretty bad spot ...I don't get the UP4 idea ... there is no debug LED/readout points on UP4 which could/should be great sub $200 choice for benching MB just like UD3H ...

I've never seen such a 90 degree 24-pin CPU power plug recently on any other motherboard lol
I think, if you can afford a UP5H you'll get a nice rig with fancy cable routing & sleeving and so, the Debug LED will be visible enough imho wink.gif
Non interested of its Thunderbolt either (for now) but I simply love its vrm and I will definitely get this board even if I'm an air cooler cool.gif

@Sin0822, correct me if I'm wrong:

The UP5's cpu phases are distributed like, 4-IR3550 on the left side and 4-IR3550 on the upper side in order to get the maximum temp dissipation, half with one cooler and half with the other one thumb.gif

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Guys don't forget the mobile management software Gigabyte has if you use iOS smartphones/tablets/mp3 players. EasyTune6 and Touch Bios are great apps for mobile management!
     
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I've never seen such a 90 degree 24-pin CPU power plug recently on any other motherboard lol
I think, if you can afford a UP5H you'll get a nice rig with fancy cable routing & sleeving and so, the Debug LED will be visible enough imho wink.gif
Non interested of its Thunderbolt either (for now) but I simply love its vrm and I will definitely get this board even if I'm an air cooler cool.gif
@Sin0822, correct me if I'm wrong:
The UP5's cpu phases are distributed like, 4-IR3550 on the left side and 4-IR3550 on the upper side in order to get the maximum temp dissipation, half with one cooler and half with the other one thumb.gif
http://assets.vr-zone.net/16769/IMG_1925.jpg

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