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GIGABYTE Z170X-UD5 TH (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 13, 2015 11:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

BIOS

 

The Z170X-UD5 TH has a single BIOS mode that contains every setting you might need to overclock the system, configure devices, and monitor system parameters. Overall, the BIOS is quite functional, and layout is intuitive.

 

Overclocking settings are plenty, everything you might need for overclocking the CPU and memory are present and in full force. Even settings you might not find on most boards, such as IMC timing control, are available for user tweaking.

 

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Fan control is present, but it's a bit basic. You can set a fixed linear curve for the fans, but the reference temperature is pre-determined. Thunderbolt 3 also has its own set of parameters that are available for tweaking, but since I do not have a Thunderbolt 3 device to test with I am not able to determine exactly what the settings do. Overall, the BIOS feels stable, and overclocking was quite simple.

 

 

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Software

 

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GIGABYTE provides a lot of software under their APP Center application. Home Cloud, Smart TimeLock, Smart Backup, Cloud Station, Ambient LED, @BIOS, USB Blocker, EasyTune, and System Information Viewer are just a few of the programs. System Information Viewer can be used for Windows based fan control, and it offers much more extensive features than the BIOS.

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