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GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 Motherboard Review
GIGABYTE's Z270X-UD5 motherboard blends workstation, overclocking, and general great features, all at a reasonable price.
By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 23, 2017 5:16 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Introduction

 

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With the introduction of Intel's Z270 chipset, GIGABYTE re-branded its high-end motherboards under the AORUS brand name. Some people have assumed that all of GIGABYTE's models are now AORUS, but that isn't the case. GIGABYTE decided to keep a few of its primary models, and still maintain the Ultra Durable line of motherboards. In the Ultra Durable lineup, the UD5 is typically in the middle, with solid performance and a nice amount of features.

 

 

The Z270X-UD5 uses a much different aesthetic design, and in my opinion, is geared more towards power users rather than gamers. When I was working with the motherboard, I realized that GIGABYTE added more workstation features to the motherboard instead of aesthetic features.

 

For instance, the motherboard has no RGB LEDs or RGB headers. The motherboard seems to be geared towards individuals who want a system they can use for work and play, and now I will give the motherboard a good going over.

 

 

Specifications

 

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The Z270X-UD5 offers two Intel 1Gbit NICs, M.2, U.2, SATA DOM, USB 3.1, ThunderBolt 3, and updated audio.

 

 

Pricing

 

The Z270X-UD5 costs $199.99.

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