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Does the logo in the sniper m5 light up as well?
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Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

This is very true. That's why the majority of people went with the UD3H for Z77, it has everything you could possibly need on air/water. The people who buy higher end boards do it either for the e-peen or they are the very select few who do extreme/sub-zero overclocking.

UD3H doesn't fully work properly on OS X due to the VIA audio. Also it only has one USB3.0 header and one LAN port. Those are some reasons to spend some more for the UD5H or UP5 TH

I think the VIA VL800 USB 3.0 ports on the rear of the UD3H motherboard have questionable compatibility outside of Windows as well. The UD5H uses a hub instead (VIA VL810 hub controller with Full software support for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, ME and Mac OS 10X and various Linux kernels as per http://www.via-labs.com/en/products/vl810/index.jsp)

The irony is the Z77X-UP4 TH and Z77X-UP7 also use a VIA VL800
Edited by AlphaC - 5/19/13 at 5:41pm
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Does the logo in the sniper m5 light up as well?
oh yeah like a Green skull with the knife chasing the OCr's biggrin.gif
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nah it doesn't, I am putting up my article really soon on all their high end boards.
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Seems like the number of fan headers and their layout is what makes the Z87-UD5H stand out, when will you be able to let us know how many of them support manual PWM control?
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Unlike Gigabyte's Z77-based Mini-ITX board, this Z87 variant will have full CPU voltage control.
http://techreport.com/review/24831/gigabyte-offers-early-peek-at-z87-motherboards
^ looks like the Z87 ITX will be better but not good, (not heatsinked 4 phase)

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All of the Z87 boards in Gigabyte's lineup will come with company's updated DualBIOS firmware interface. Don't let the name fool you: this is full-fledged UEFI implementation. It's also completely new. Gigabyte wasn't happy with the 3D BIOS interface on its Ivy Bridge boards, so it started over from scratch.

The interface is highly configurable; users can adjust not only the color scheme, but also the background image. They can also switch between high- and low-resolution flavors of the UI. The high-res version surrounds the main settings panel with all kinds of system monitoring information, including real-time graphs of certain variables. Only the main panel persists in the low-res mode, an arrangement that keeps navigation consistent across the two versions.

Within the main panel, users can define custom tabs with their favorite settings. Most settings can be manipulated in multiple ways: there are sliders to drag, lists of options to scroll through, and fields that allow values to be keyed in directly. The interface is responsive when navigating with the keyboard, but the mouse tracking feels a little laggy. It's not as bad as some of the early UEFIs we encountered on Sandy Bridge boards, but there's definitely room for improvement.

In addition to revamping its motherboard firmware, Gigabyte has overhauled the accompanying Windows software. This clean-sheet redesign has been in development for about a year, and it shows. The interface is streamlined, consistent, and reasonably responsive. Unfortunately, it's also modeled after Windows 8 tiles, which means some elements are unnecessarily large. At least the software runs on the desktop rather than in Win8's Modern UI.

The EasyTune tweaking component offers pre-baked profiles for newbies and manual controls for seasoned enthusiasts. No surprises there. The fan controls are similarly segmented, but there are a few new twists. Gigabyte has incorporated a calibration routine that probes the range of rotational speeds supported by each fan connected to the board.There's more granularity in the adjustable fan curves, and temperature-based speed control can be applied to a greater number of onboard headers.

and fan control looks more polished than EasyTune6
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Oh man the lower end OC looks great
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The EasyTune tweaking component offers pre-baked profiles for newbies and manual controls for seasoned enthusiasts. No surprises there. The fan controls are similarly segmented, but there are a few new twists. Gigabyte has incorporated a calibration routine that probes the range of rotational speeds supported by each fan connected to the board.There's more granularity in the adjustable fan curves, and temperature-based speed control can be applied to a greater number of onboard headers.

Nice to hear, guess we'll have to wait for NDA's to lift to see how many support PWM and not just voltage control. I counted 7 fan headers on the UD5H, 2 more than the current model...I'd love it if 4 of them supported manual PWM control.
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you're lucky 6 of them are.

Also there are profiles built into the UEFI as well for OCing.
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