Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the Z77X-UD3H through a full battery of benchmarks.  Here are the specifications of our test system.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Ti AMP!
Memory: Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650W
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Thermaltake FRIO OCK
Case: NZXT Switch 810

We will be testing the system at the Core i5-2500K’s stock speed of 3.3GHz and again at our max overclock of 4.7GHz.  Here are the tests we will be running.

CPU & Memory Testing
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic Benchmark
– Processor Multimedia Benchmark
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (download)
– Cache & Memory Benchmark

System Testing
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Overall Benchmark
PCMark 7 (download)
PCMark Vantage (download)
PassMark Performance Test 7.0 (download)

Video Testing
3DMark 11 (download)
3DMark Vantage (download)
Heaven Demo 2.5 (download)
Stone Giant (download)

Gaming Testing
Alien vs. Predator
Battlefield 3

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