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Back in June at Computex 2012 GIGABYTE announced Ultra Durable 5 (UD5) – their next phase of the Ultra Durable standard. Along with this extensive lineup of high-quality components came a new range of motherboards equipped with UD5. This new ‘UP’ range covers the Intel X79 and Intel Z77 chipsets, the Intel Z77 lineup sporting dual 10GBps ThunderBolt ports.

Today we are on hand to deliver a review of the high-end Z77X-UP5TH. This will be the successor to UD5H, equipped with a similar feature-pack but even better – WiFi/BT out of the box, dual Thunderbolt ports, Ultra Durable 5 and visual eye-candy that is so stunning it might even take off the cornea. Stay with us as we thoroughly examine the new Z77X-UP5TH.

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UD5H does not even have that much time in the market and alredy replacements.

EDIT: What is the point of Better OC MB when IVY does not OC Jack?
Edited by ZealotKi11er - 8/10/12 at 7:26am
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If this was out at launch I would have bought it w/e.
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UD5H does not even have that much time in the market and alredy replacements.
EDIT: What is the point of Better OC MB when IVY does not OC Jack?

Your Ivy doesn't OC well? The 3770K I'm playing with has been great. It needs 1.375V for 4.8GHz and only hits 72°C under load.
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How much more efficient is the VRM on this compared to the UD5H?
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on one hand...I feel a little ripped off considering I bought my UD5H just a bit over a month ago...and it's not like because it was on clearance because if you think about it IB has only been out for what...3.5 months and they are already pushing out new boards?

on the other hand...I never could afford to pay $350 for a mobo anyways

Still..I feel gigabyte should iron out its issues with its current mobo before pushing out new ones.
     
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on one hand...I feel a little ripped off considering I bought my UD5H just a bit over a month ago...and it's not like because it was on clearance because if you think about it IB has only been out for what...3.5 months and they are already pushing out new boards?
on the other hand...I never could afford to pay $350 for a mobo anyways
Still..I feel gigabyte should iron out its issues with its current mobo before pushing out new ones.

tru, if the price was the same, but this more of a addition to their z77 lineup at a much higher price point mainly due to the thunderbolt ports and wifi addon. So far it has been all good with my ud5h. thumb.gif

I hope Sin0822 provide his input on the vrm used on this model and other info.
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from what I understand this is not a replacement for the UD5 its just a new variation with beefed up (60A) VRM's. SO this is basically a new motherboard series thumb.gif
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Your Ivy doesn't OC well? The 3770K I'm playing with has been great. It needs 1.375V for 4.8GHz and only hits 72°C under load.

How are you getting 72C with that much Voltage? I tried 4.6Ghz @ 1.3v and with a bit of work i could have gotten it stable but temps where ~ 85C.
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