Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7

  • Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7
90
Based on 19 scores, 50 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    15
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • High "Per Clock" efficiency when overclocked.
  • Huge VRM capability, yet still sips the power.
  • Excellent audio rendering.

Cons:

  • Memory overclock ability is not as good as expected.
  • Requires some tweaking.

Expert reviews and ratings

By VR-Zone on 90

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 originally...

By HotHardware on

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

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

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

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 to...

By PCPer on

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 experience with...

By Legion Hardware on

Today we are checking out two of the very best Intel Z77 based motherboards money can buy. From Gigabyte we have the newly released Z77X-UP7 while from Asrock it’s the Z77 Extreme11 that attempts to include every feature possible. With both...

By Guru of 3D on

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

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 80

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...

By techPowerUp! on 97

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 3D...

By tbreak.ae on 90

The Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 performs competitively against other Z77 motherboards, with the overclocked results in line with expectations. The only real flaw with the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 is its pricing, higher than the ASUS flagship Maximus V Extreme and...

By InsideHW on

Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 - Throne takeover? Gigabyte has really taken us by surprise with their latest model, as it’s finally on track of competing with ASUS’ ROG series, the de-facto standard for expensive and maximally equipped motherboards. Gigabyte has...

By Ocaholic on

These days all the big motherboard manufacturers have one or even more overclocking boards in their portfolio. Gigabyte tries to win overclockers hearts with their latest and greatest Z77X-UP7. This board has not only been equipped with a huge power...

By X-bit Labs on

Throughout this review we pointed out a few shortcomings of the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 mainboard, but we have to conclude that nevertheless, it is a very good product overall. While its advantages are indeed numerous, the shortcomings are really few....

By firstpost.com on 70

At Rs. 27,550, this is one expensive board and is right up there with Asus's Maximus V Extreme offering. While both have a very similar feature set, we do feel Asus offers you a lot more in terms of enthusiast-grade features like the OC Key, for...

By hardwareasylum.com on 100

The Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 has been well documented starting with a few candid shots from the press room at Computex . The marketing folks didn't talk much about the board except to say their new Ultra Power PWM design enabled them to include so many power...

By TweakTown on 94

GIGABYTE has put together a really nice motherboard in the Z77X-UP7 and the first thing we have to mention is that the color design looks great. It's nice to see something a little different than the black on black or black on red which are probably...

By HardOCP on

GIGABYTE is a huge player in the enthusiast motherboard market. It makes motherboards in every imaginable price point, form factor, socket type, and chipset. GIGABYTE is also heavily involved in cases, consumer peripherals and more. However it's always...

By bjorn3d.com on 90

The Z77X-UP7 comes from an overclocking lineage and is ready to mix it up with the best in the bunch. With excellent features, it receives the Bjorn3D Golden Bear...