Ivy Bridge is now available for the consumer market and people are starting to consider upgrading their processors, and with that they need to upgrade their motherboard model also. However, there are still the vast majority that can’t afford to upgrade their CPU, or perhaps they just like there I7-2600K and don’t wish to part with it just yet. Well today, we will be taking a look at the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H motherboard with the 2nd generation I7-2600K CPU. This review is useful for many of you who are not looking to buy Ivy Bridge just yet. We haven’t yet got our 3rd gen I7-3770K through yet, so we will be taking look at the performance with the now older CPU generation. We have examined results across the board on the internet and seen that the comparison between the 2600K and the 3770K is half and half. In half the results we have seen the I7-3770K trump the 2600K, but on the other half it has been the other way around, so choosing between them is head scratching, but we will take a closer look at that when we get the 3rd-gen processor through.
As for the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H WiFi motherboard, it is fitted with a vast array of features and sports Gigabyte’s famous Ultra Durable 4 PCB and power design, for higher overclocking and superior stability. As well as the boards included own PCI-e WiFi network card and Bluetooth features. The Z77X-UD5H motherboard is on the high-end scale of the Z77 motherboard range, even though it isn’t extraordinarily expensive, it would be fair to say it is on the enthusiast side.