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GIGABYTE Z170X-UD3 Ultra Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 25, 2016 8:49 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

BIOS

 

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The Z170X-UD3 Ultra carries GIGABYTE's latest UEFI design, which includes a full GUI for fan control and many other enhancements that bring it up to date with competitors' products. The UEFI has two modes, an Easy mode, and a Classic (more advanced) mode, you will want to use the Classic mode if you are overclocking.

 

GIGABYTE's new GUI for fan control in the UEFI is not bad at all, for some headers you even have the option to switch between PWM and voltage mode, but there is no manual input of fan parameters, you will have to move the little dots on the graph. The Z170X-UD3 Ultra doesn't use a fancy fully digital PWM, so you don't get all those extra phase control options, but LLC is present.

 

There are many overclocking voltages present as well, more than in some of GIGABYTE's early Z170 motherboards, but you only need to mess with VCore, LLC, and maybe cache, VCCIO, and VCCSA if you are overclocking.

 

 

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Software

 

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GIGABYTE has a myriad of software applications you can install including APP Center, BIOS Setup, @ BIOS, Ambient LED, Color Temperature, AutoGreen, 3D OSD, USB Blocker, Cloud Station, Cloud Station Server, Easy Tune, FastBoot, Platform Power Management, System Information Viewer (SIV), Smart Backup, Smart TimeLock, SmartKeyboard, and VTuner to name a few.

 

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The Realtek HD Audio Manger also gets its own GIGABYTE skin, and cFOS is included to help control the traffic going through the Intel NIC.

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