Included Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Card.
New AMI UEFI BIOS, with support for 3TBdrives.
8 Memory Slots (up to 64GB memory).
Possibility for a 3-Way SLI / CrossFireX based system configuration.
Packed with added features.
Options not seen on some other products in the same price range.
Clean and simple color themed layout.
Down Throttling of the CPU and some overclocked settings when VRM gets too hot.
Recent BIOS recall, although we found no issues.
Not enough cables for all internal SATA ports.
BIOS may be confusing and overwhelming to some, due to the extensive number of options offered.
USB 3.0 performance with tested hardware is underwhelming.
By Hardware Canucks on March 26, 2012
Since Sandy Bridge-E launched back in November we have had the pleasure of reviewing a couple of really outlandish motherboards like the ASUS X79 Rampage IV Extreme and ASRock X79 Extreme9. While the LGA2011 platform is ideal for such high-end...-
By PCPer on March 26, 2012
I'd like to thank our friends at Gigabyte for providing the GA-X79-UD5 motherboard for our review today. This is the second X79-based motherboard I've evaluated, and this platform continues to impress me with solid gaming and overall performance...-
By bjorn3d.com on March 21, 2012
The GIGABYTE X79-UD5 motherboard is a very reasonable priced motherboard, especially compared to its competition. At a price of $279.99 after mail-in-rebate, it really makes it difficult for others to compete with GIGABYTE's offering. The X79-UD5...90
By HotHardware on March 07, 2012
This crop of boards is tough to compare, because the four have a lot in common. They all have similar specs (predictably), boast good looks, feature UEFI BIOSes, and posted very similar scores in our benchmark tests. Thus, looking at the pros and cons...-
By Pureoverclock on January 31, 2012
In terms of aesthetics and visuals, we think the Gigabyte X79-UD5 looks great with its black PCB and contrasting blue and gray color scheme. The board layout is very good, there’s ample space to work with, and we had no troubles with a behemoth...-
By VR-Zone on January 22, 2012
Conclusion The Gigabyte X79-UD5 is primarily marketed at users placing features, stability, multithreaded/content creation workloads and memory capacity above all else. When evaluating it with these criteria it does very well and has all the features...90
By techPowerUp! on January 05, 2012
The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 really did impress us every step of the way during our testing period. At first, it didn't clock as well as we had hoped, but looking closely at the hardware design, we knew this board was meant to be an overclocking-centric...96
By TweakTown on December 30, 2011
At $324.99 US the UD5 isn't a cheap board and going over it, that comes as no surprise as it's a really nice offering. From the visual perspective, the UD5 looks fantastic; the matte black that GIGABYTE uses continues to be one of the best...92
By PCWorld New Zealand on December 22, 2011
To complement the new Sandy Bridge-E processors, Gigabyte has released a full line up of X79 motherboards with its usual UD3, UD5 and UD7 variants plus a top-shelf G1.Assassin2 model.The GA-X79-UD5 we recieved for testing this month has a huge E-ATX...80
By Tom's Hardware UK on December 07, 2011
Our flagship motherboard comparison announcement was answered with an interesting selection of models, along with a bunch of “not ready yet” responses. Today we examine a few samples from companies bold enough to step up to the plate during launch...-