Built for overclocking and watercooling with low airflow.
Very decent overclocking.
Low power consumed when overclocked.
Excellent memory performance and obvious optimization for memory overclocking.
Very average CPU and drive performance for a highend board.
Limited disk connectivity compared to similarlypriced products.
Thunderbolt is still too new on the market to be widely affordable, lessening the addition of that functionality.
By HardOCP on June 11, 2013
Gigabyte is a world leader in motherboard manufacturing and design. Gigabyte has been in the business since 1986 and now makes everything from motherboards, graphics cards, peripherals, laptops, desktops, network communications equipment, servers, and...-
By HotHardware on April 11, 2013
In between chipset releases, manufacturers typically pump out numerous motherboard variations, adding this or that feature or optimizing boards for a particular function. Unsurprisingly, folks like us enjoy tinkering with those boards when granted the...-
By Real World Labs on January 25, 2013
Even without the dual Thunderbolt ports the Gigabyte Z77X-UP5TH would be an incredible motherboard. It has all the high-end features gamers and enthusiast have come to expect from the Z77 platform along with exclusive technologies such as...-
By Neoseeker on December 10, 2012
Today I will be looking at two new motherboard offerings from Gigabyte which feature the Intel Z77 chipset, the Z77X-UP4 TH along with the Z77X-UP5 TH. Gigabyte's motherboards will be the first to offer certified dual onboard Thunderbolt ports, and...-
By VR-Zone on October 17, 2012
Back during the initial Ivy Bridge platform launch some months ago, Gigabyte rolled out their initial wave of Z77X and Sniper3 motherboards, with very aggressive pricing coupled with comprehensive feature sets earning them considerable market share...90
By FutureLooks on October 10, 2012
When I first looked at GIGABYTE’s new Ultra Durable 5 technology, it was hard to know exactly how or if it would affect motherboard performance or even benefit the platform in some other benign way. Unless you’re some what aware of how...90
By TechRadar on September 15, 2012
What do you get for the motherboard that has everything? Gigabyte's answer is to add a pair of Thunderbolt connectors to the rear of its massively feature-rich mobo for all the super-speed I/O goodness they bring. The Z77X-UP5TH is the top Z77 board...90
By OCWorkBench on September 11, 2012
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By bjorn3d.com on September 04, 2012
The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH performs very well, can overclock well and has some features that will be very useful very soon as more Thunderbolt devices arrive on market. It earns the Bjorn3D Golden Bear...90
By Hardware Secrets on August 23, 2012
The Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH is targeted to the user who wants a motherboard with Thunderbolt ports and needs features not available on the Z77X-UP4 TH from the same manufacturer. The main differences that were added on the UP5 include the dual-band...-