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Originally Posted by twitchyzero View Post

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.
Z77X-UP5 TH is only $250, idk where you get your information from. Also please what issues do you have with your UD5H? Many users have reported the UP5 is much better than the first gen Z77X boards they used from GB. It basically is a UD5H BIOS with more stuff for thunderbolt and such. its BCLK OC is excellent, i have the LGA1155 platform record with the UP5:
http://hwbot.org/submission/2304282_sin0822_reference_clock_ga_z77x_up5_th_116.95_mhz you can search platform reference clock for 3770K and or 3570K or just Z77.
Really what issues do you have man? i can help you if you go to the help thread here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1239993/official-gigabyte-z77x-owners-discussion-information-support-thread-and-club-ud5h-ud3h-d3h-and-all
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Originally Posted by Raiden911 View Post

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.
I already have my review: Here and Here

Vortez reviews is what a jokster would call a joke. lol. They didn't know how to even talk about the most improved part of the board, the VRM IR3550, just stupid man, just tupid.

Here is me explaining why IR3550 are the best MOSFETs to ever sit on a motherboard, I went through major MOSFETs used on all Z77 motherboards, and included 50A DrMOS which aren't used on any motherboard also for comparison. I used 350A DrMOS as well, some PowerPAK that are found on the UD3H for instance, and some LF-PAK found on all ASUS Z77 boards. I compare them one by one and normalize their current output dependent on power dissipation as well as efficiency if that stat was available. This isn't an easy thing to do as you need a calculator as well as knowledge of how to get a equation from an exponential curve and then solve for the variable you want to find power output.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Fl1iFtOLKU

That is the video, and here are the end results:

IR3550 does 60A @ 11W and 50A at 90% eff.
7030AL does 30A @ 11W and N/a
4921N does 38A @ 11W and N/a
35A DrMOS does 43A @ 11W and 18A @ 90%
50A DrMOS does 38A @ 11W and 20A @ 90%

very interesting right.

7030Al is LF-PAK found on all P8Z77 series and others above them too. 4921N is used on UD3H and some other GB boards with 8 or less phases. I didn't add in the Rensas MOSFETs that GB uses on UD5H and Sniper 3, but they are lower output than 4921N and about the same as 7030AL, however they don't have enough states they just state 30A which prob isn't true, I mean 7030Al states 68A@62.5W, imagine that. That means that at 68A that the LF-PAK 7030AL outputs, it also has 62.5W of heat the user must cool to sustain that power output, that means you need to cool that heatsink as it is a CPU type heat dissipation lol. THus I moved down output to 11W as that can be handled by a heatsinks without active dissipation, like C606 chipset is about 11, PLX8747 is 8 i think, Z77 PCh is 6.8. 35A DrMOS is found on most high-end MSi boards. 50A DrMOS hasn't been used yet,. probably because it doesn't have very good stats, if you can see it outputs less than 35A, but has higher efficiency and higher possible output.

Now after all this is this type of thing really needed? Well no you don't as you see ROG boards use 7030AL, and the UD3H with 6 phases use 4921N, you can see that the power output needed for Ivy bridge WRs is like 15-20A per phase and 6 phases-8 phases. Thus IR3550 is running VERY cool, that is why it is heavily advertised to be used with watercooled CPUs, as airflow over the VRM isn't needed. On the UP7 heatsinks aren't needed lol.
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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.

I do have two radiators, but the chip just doesn't seem that hot thinking.gif

What the TCase or TMax (can't remember what it's called) for Ivy? I'm using an older version of RealTemp and it probably defaults to 100°C... If Ivy is 90°C (seem to remember something like that), that would make my temps 82°C and more in line with your results.

I'll have to check my RealTemp when I get home...
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I do have two radiators, but the chip just doesn't seem that hot thinking.gif
What the TCase or TMax (can't remember what it's called) for Ivy? I'm using an older version of RealTemp and it probably defaults to 100°C... If Ivy is 90°C (seem to remember something like that), that would make my temps 82°C and more in line with your results.
I'll have to check my RealTemp when I get home...

it is 105 i think,.

Yea I think different types of cooling cool it better, depends how quickly you can get the heat out of there. If you have a really nice wateblock, or just one with a lot of mass it would deff put it in your favor.
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Ah... did my math backwards. If it's 105°C, that adds 5°C to my temperatures. Still quite good, though!
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I dont like Gigabyte mobos but this thing is really sexy

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Now that's more like it gigabyte!, Finally a board that could tempt me away from asrock, aesthetics are important in a windowed case
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How much more efficient is the VRM on this compared to the UD5H?

Alot.
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Anybody digs D-SUB and DVI connectors on this board? Especially when this board has two thunderbolt and one HDMI port.
If this board had no D-SUB connector, I'd buy it. Anyways who's using such ancient port in 2012? Gamers with this crazy IPS and 1440p monitors?
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Why does the inclusion of a port prevent you from buying it?
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