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Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Motherboard

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H Motherboard

BIOS Overview

Gigabyte UEFI Dual BIOS

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Gigabyte did not just improve their software offering but also ditched the old 3D BIOS UEFI implementation in favor of something we feel is hugely better. The new UEFI interface is a much smoother feel overall and works very well. The settings all can be adjusted via sliders or manual input. One thing we found very cool is that there is a switch after each setting that you can enable which allows real time adjustment so that you can enter a setting then simply click apply and have that setting directly in the BIOS without rebooting for most.
The new UEFI is nice but it is possible that some users will prefer the old keyboard based method, which you can still switch to with a single button press and go directly to the older menu style (but still clickable) BIOS.
The BIOS does have a small number of memory presets from in house overclocker HiCookie but the selection is rather limited focusing on select GSkill memory sets and Hynix/PSC IC DIMMs.
Another cool feature is to customize your own BIOS tabs with specific settings you use most often which means if your only adjusting a few things for overclocking you can boot right into BIOS on your own custom tab with only those settings showing to make finding settings and adjustments much easier.
 
 Introduction - Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H   Gigabyte has been making boards forever and honestly, it has been up and down along the cycle. It seems like every board manufacturer has its good and bad times, and Gigabyte seems to have been going through a bit of a rough patch. With that said, we must say that the Z87 Gigabyte has come out swinging and actually impressed us greatly. It has great aesthetics by offering various colors and designs even in their standard channel or mainstream offerings. Some of our previous suggestions seem to have been received, as…

Review Overview

Performance - 9.5
Value - 9
Quality - 9
Features - 8.5
Innovation - 9

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Summary : Gigabyte found some excellent performance via internal tweaks and it was enough to best the competition while meeting a very competitive price point. For this it receives the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award.

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