To be honest our last few experiences with onboard audio on gigabyte boards have been riddled with issues. My hopes weren’t very high when we went to test the audio card here on the Z77X-UD3H. When compared to the Intel DZ77GA the Z77X-UD3H still has room for improvement on paper. When listening to the audio I wasn’t able to notice a difference between the two. We also didn’t have the other issues we have experienced recently with audio interference. As a whole I wouldn’t put the Z77X-UD3H down for its audio solution, but it is far from perfect. If you are very particular about your audio, you may want to considering picking up a sound card to go along with it. But if you are like most people, this will be more than enough to get the job done.