High "Per Clock" efficiency when overclocked.
Huge VRM capability, yet still sips the power.
Excellent audio rendering.
Decent onboard cooling that still provides excellent clearance for addon parts, even with four VGAs installed.
Very high quality components.
Loads of packed in extras.
Easy and stable overclocking.
Memory overclock ability is not as good as expected.
Requires some tweaking.
BIOS revisions will fix this.
Color scheme does lead to limited choices in other matching parts.
Not enough cables in the box for all internal SATA ports.
Overpriced compared to competition.
By VR-Zone on April 24, 2013
Gigabyte's Z77X-UP7 is the company's top enthusiast-grade drawer for the Ivy Bridge platform and competes head on with the other overclocking superstars like ASUS's Maximus V Extreme and EVGA's Z77 FTW. Decked out in orange accents that...90
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 AnandTech on March 01, 2013
Aside from Gigabyte’s gaming motherboards (the G1 Series) and its channel motherboards (such as theUP4 TH, MX-D3H), there exists the OC Oriented series of motherboards. The first participant in this specific range was the X58A-OC, a stripped down...-
By Legit Reviews on February 15, 2013
If you're looking for a top of the line motherboard and budget isn't a concern, the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 may just be the board for you. The performance is solid, overclocking is a joy and was extremely easy and all in all was a rock solid Intel Z77...-
By eTeknix on January 31, 2013
Gigabyte's top level motherboards have always stood out from the rest of their motherboard offerings, not just on paper with the best specifications that they have to offer, but they also physically stand out with striking designs and colour schemes...-
By PCPer on January 29, 2013
Before continuing with our final thoughts on this board, we would like to take this opportunity to give our friends at GIGABYTE a hearty “Thank You” for giving us the pleasure of reviewing the Z77X-UP7 motherboard. Based on previous...-
By Guru of 3D on December 14, 2012
We had a lot of fun with the Z77X-UP7, it truly is a marvel of engineering but realistically though it's a pro overclockers motherboard, as only with subzero cooling this board will reach much higher overclock levels. It however is stuffed with...-
By Hardware Secrets on December 11, 2012
The Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 is a dream motherboard for any overclocker who is building a computer based on a socket LGA1155 processor. Its main highlight is the powerful voltage regulator circuit, with an astonishing 32+2+3 design. Other features will...-
By TechRadar on December 10, 2012
Gigabyte has made a startling return to form with its Z77 series. Back in the Z68/Sandy Bridge era it was losing ground daily to the Asus front-runners, and small upstarts such as ASRock were really eating into its mobo numbers. But a tighter rein on...80
By techPowerUp! on November 29, 2012
I think you already know what I'm going to say if you read the rest of the review. There's not much here I don't like, other than the BIOS issue any new product is going to face. Ultimately, right now, this board is giving me better overall...97