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GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H Motherboard - Circuit and Overclocking Guide (Page 1)

GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H Motherboard - Circuit and Overclocking Guide

A new feature TweakTown is Motherboard Circuit and Overclocking articles. Check out Steven Bassiri's guide covering the GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H motherboard.

Steven Bassiri | Aug 26, 2014 at 09:12 am CDT - 1 min, 40 secs reading time for this page

Introduction

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It's been a while since the Intel Z97 chipset was launched, and the GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H was one of the first boards to hit the market. It features mostly everything one would expect from a Z97 board priced at $179.99; M.2, SATA Express, SLI/CrossFireX, and a nice set of hardware features to top it all off. While there are many Z97 boards, there isn't too much separating them, so I will dig into the motherboard's hardware and look at what GIGABYTE is offering up.

One could look at the aesthetic appeal of the motherboard as selection criteria for a new motherboard; in this case, the Z97X-UD5H features matte black PCB with a set of vibrant gold heat sinks, which have a strong shade of gold closer to the actual color of real gold. You wouldn't buy a car without popping the hood and checking out the engine, but since you can't get a close look at a motherboard before buying it, I will do it for you. I will also provide you with a complimentary overclocking guide for this motherboard.

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The Z97X-UD5H features a total of six fan headers; five of them have control in the UEFI and in Windows. The CPU fan header is the only one with both PWM(4-Pin) and Voltage(3-pin) control, which you can select. The rest of the fan headers are all voltage mode control, which can be used for both 4 and 3-pin fans.

Let's move onto the next page now and take a close look at the important voltage regulator circuitry.

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Steven Bassiri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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