Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5

  • Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5
88
Based on 7 scores, 21 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    1
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Great Performance.
  • Included Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi Adapter Card.
  • New AMI UEFI BIOS, with support for 3TBdrives.

Cons:

  • Down Throttling of the CPU and some overclocked settings when VRM gets too hot.
  • Recent BIOS recall, although we found no issues.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Hardware Canucks on -

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 -

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 90

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...

By HotHardware on -

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 -

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 90

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...

By techPowerUp! on 96

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...

By TweakTown on 92

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...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

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...

By Tom's Hardware UK on -

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...

By Vortez on -

As we previously stated in the introduction, I was a big fan of the X58-UD5 and longed for the X79-UD5 to give similar satisfaction. While there is no doubting it is a good motherboard, it's not quite got the same appeal.Take for example the...

International Review By Le comptoir du hardware on -

Après cette série de tests aux résultats attendus, et avant de conclusionnerconclusationner sur la carte mère du test, nous allons juste faire une parenthèse sur le LGA2011 et son X79 alias Patsburg-A. Intel n'a pas...

International Review By Hardware.Info on -

De eerste negen moederborden vallen ons allerminst tegen. Integendeel: je merkt aan alles dat moederbordfabrikanten echt hun best hebben gedaan om stuk voor stuk een goed product af te leveren. Een high-end platform als X79 is iets waarmee je je in de...

International Review By MadBoxpc on -

No hay mucho que decir cuando un producto es claramente la crème de la crème.Una placa muy robusta, ideal para trabajo pesado que requiera gran poder de computo, grandes cantidades de RAM y soluciones Multi-GPU. Esta placa te garantiza que...

International Review By chip.com.tr on 68

Patentli 3D Power dijital kontrol yongaları ve UEFI standardındaki çift BIOS yongası da anakartın kendine özgü detayları...

International Review By HardwareMX on -

Hace ya algunos meses que se produjo el lanzamiento de la nueva plataforma entusiasta de Intel conformada de los procesadores Sandy Bridge-E con socket LGA2011 y motherboards con Chipset X79 Express, sucesora del muy famosa plataforma X58 Express...

International Review By GinjFo on -

La GA-X79-UD5 est une carte mère sur socket LGA 111. Proposée aux alentours de 250 euros sur notre comparateur de prix, soit légèrement plus chère que le P9X79 d’Asus (240 euros), elle suit la logique de Sandy-Bridge-E...

International Review By pcmagazine.ru on 100

Богатые возможности и комплектация, а...

International Review By CHW on -

Si analizamos los resultados tomando en cuenta que estamos ante la plataforma más potente de Intel, vemos que las diferencias de rendimiento entre una plataforma y otra recaen principalmente en el número de núcleos que tiene cada...

International Review By Noticias 3D on -

Para concluir es pertinente recordar que los Sandy Bridge-E son procesadores muy exclusivos para los usuarios más exigentes y por lo tanto para aquellos que, además, posiblemente se dedicarán a practicar el overclock a dicha plataforma y...