Overall and Final Verdict

After spending time with the Z87X-UD4H I have to say that I came out more impressed than I expected. My last few Gigabyte motherboard experiences have been less refined than I would like. The UD4H has made major improvements in nearly every area. I really like the new cooling design as well as the red, black, and silver design. Gigabyte continues to go overboard with the number of USB and SATA connections including having two USB 3.0 front panel headers available. This is much better than finding out in the future that you don’t have enough room to hook up everything you might need. Really the only downside to the UD4H that I ran across was its audio performance and considering how picky I can sometimes get its impressive that this is the only con I could come up with. The audio performance wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t call it great as well, although to be fair to Gigabyte they don't advertise this as being an audio focused board. Beyond that I feel that Gigabyte has improved considerably. I do feel the overall refinement and user experience with a few other boards is still better, but if Gigabyte keeps this up they might just pass them up.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33819 29 Jan 2014 21:18
I hope everyone is having a good week. Today I take a look at a Z87 motherboard from Gigabyte. Check it out, let us know what you think!
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Dreyvas replied the topic: #33873 03 Feb 2014 04:01
Strongly considering this for my next motherboard, thanks for the review.

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