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Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 Motherboard Halloween Review

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Posted October 19, 2012 by James Baranski (Drdeath) in CPU & Motherboards

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Release Date: Current
 
Price at time of Review: $399
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Top shelf overclocking motherboard reaching 6GHz+ on dry Ice.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Gigabyte's Easy Tune 6 rather meh for a top shelf motherbaod.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If your into extreme overclocking, the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 should be exactly what your looking for.
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by James Baranski (Drdeath)
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Introduction

Halloween is coming soon and the eerie light of the moon shines down upon the tech-world. The sounds of howling wolves fill the air. Children dance in the pumpkin patch, and everyone is anxious to go trick or treating. Even the computer enthusiasts are hoping for a special treat. What better treat could there be than a really special motherboard?

That’s exactly what we have today. Halloween is bearing down on us, and we have a special treat review in store today. Gigabyte has released their newest motherboard named the GA-Z77X-UP7, and by the look of things, they have brought some real cool Halloween colors into the mix. Is this a coincidence? Probably. However, we certainly appreciate the synergy. Regardless of the season, this new look is great, and the features of the board are massive, so let’s see what it can do!

 

IvyBridge is here for the interim. SandyBridge is being phased out and Haswell is due sometime next year. Those looking into new technology have a boatload of choices, and we have been seeing all motherboard manufacturers introduce some really “kick ass” product lately. Even though market conditions are still relatively slow, companies like Gigabyte have a full line of Z77 motherboards to choose from. So, which one will fit the bill for a top tier system? Perhaps Gigabyte will be able to take a nice chunk of the marketshare with products like this uniquely designed GA-Z77X-UP7.

Enough with the hype. Let’s get this Halloween treat into the Pure Overclock lab and see what it has under the hood. Also, don’t be scared of the monsters! We have an exotic cooling performance surprise a bit later that will surely keep those beasts at bay!

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One Comment


  1.  
    Bill

    I just bought one of these about a week ago, and I must say it is ridiculously easy to tune this board. Hitting ~4.6GHz on air!
    (Water isn’t an option with young kids in the house… too much risk!)





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