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Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Motherboard Review

Our Final Thoughts

Gigabyte impressed us with the UD4H, but we were a little apprehensive to show excitement for a value board. Much to our surprise here the UD3H has proven to be a very good performer for a sub-$200 budget. Now do keep in mind that each board has its own target segment, but as we see gaming being a huge set of enthusiasts users this board can easily match and perform in any gaming rig, and even has the looks to pull off an excellent looking windowed rig with the all dark PCB and dark components.

Since this board does lose a very small amount in tuning compared to what we saw on the UD4H, we think platform consistency does need to be addressed and could be as simple as a firmware update in the future. Also, the lesser features may make some look to a different model, but for the price this is a very stout board with very nice component choices.

Overall, if you’re looking for a board within a budget and don’t need some of the fancier bells and whistles, the Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H is an excellent choice for its performance and component quality.

The Pro’s: Cons
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
  • High end Audio amplifier
  • Strong VRM with IOR Components
  • Extensive IO connectivity
  • new clean UEFI with cool feature set
  • Newly designed software
  • Black caps look great
  • Ability to disable Dual BIOS option
  • Wish it offered WiFi
 Introduction - Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H   Just a short time ago we looked at the Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H and now we grabbed up its little brother, the UD3H. This board offers similar feature sets as the UD4H but a little more on the value side which means it will omit small bells and whistles to keep it on the lighter side of the pricing equation. The board comes in at a price of $159.99 on Newegg, placing it among some of the least expensive boards on the market and with that any feature is a huge advantage since many of the boards…

Review Overview

Performance - 90%
Value - 95%
Quality - 90%
Features - 85%
Innovation - 85%


The Z87X-UD3H is a budget board that packs a punch and for this it rightfully receives the Bjorn3D Golden Bear Award.

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