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Thread: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 New Legend [Mini-Review]

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    Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7

    GIGABYTE has unleashed its latest flagship Z77X-UP7 Motherboard. Designed for extreme overclocking, the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard is for serious overclockers looking to take down world records. Currently the Intel® Core™ i7 CPU world record holder at 7.102GHz, the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 is this year’s overclocking motherboard to beat.

    Industry Leading 32+3+2 Phase CPU Power Design

    The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 motherboard delivers some serious amount of power through its 32+3+2 power phase design (32 CPU phases, 3 Intel® HD Graphics, 2 VTT phases). Featuring the new GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology with high current capable components including 60A rated PowIRstages® from IR, the Z77X-UP7 is able to deliver an astonishing 2,000W of power delivery.

    Support for Intel Core™ Celeron/i3/i5/i7 processors [LGA1155]
    Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
    4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    Realtek ALC898 High Definition Audio codec 7.1-channel
    Atheros GbE LAN chip
    Intel GbE LAN chip
    Expansion Slots
    3x PCI Express 3.0 x16
    2x PCI Express 3.0 x8
    2x PCI Express 2.0 x1
    Multi-Graphics Technology:
    Support for 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way AMD CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI technology
    Storage Interface:
    2 x SATA 6Gb/s
    4 x SATA 3Gb/s
    1x MSATA 3Gb/s [SATA2 5 connector will become unavailable when the mSATA connector is installed with a solid state drive]
    3 x Marvell 88SE9172 chips:
    4 x SATA 6Gb/s
    Form Factor: E-ATX

    Model!: Z77X-UP7

    32+3+2 Digital Power Phase

    LGA 1155 Socket

    IR3550M C223P 8BML PowIRstage ICs on the back

    IR3563A is a single-loop digital multi-phase buck controller, IR’s Efficiency Shaping
    Technology to deliver exceptional efficiency

    Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 used 10 layer

    OC-Touch enables overclockers to quickly and easily get the best performance from their system on real-time. Onboard OC-Touch buttons allow overclockers to manually adjust the CPU ratio, BCLK settings as well as adjustments to the BCLK stepping ratio, to either 1MHz or 0.1MHz increments

    GIGABYTE has design a new “Thin Fin” PCH heatsink design, Black & Orange look. Featuring ultra thin metal fins, the heatsink provides greater surface area so that quicker heat exchange can occur.

    Dismantle heat sink

    Dual UEFI BIOS [MXIC MX 25L6406E] Two MXIC MX25L6406E are 64Mbit/8MByte BIOS ROMs which provide UEFI Bios.

    EtronTech EJ168A USB 3.0 Host Controller

    Realtek ALC898 featuring 110dB SNR and added the Creative XF-I software emulation to this board

    Atheros AR8161 is a very high quality advanced GBit Ethernet controller, and thus provides the second NIC on this board. Atheros states that its controller has the lowest power consumption in the world. [forget to take Intel lan chip]

    Backpanel I/O:

    Gigabyte GC-WB300D used Atheros AR5B22 Wireless 300mbps/Bluetooth 4.0 chip


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    Near Toronto but not in it

    Default Re: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 New Legend [Mini-Review]

    its so pretty...

    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 4x PNY 120GB Raid 0
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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