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.
The Z270X-UD5 offers two Intel 1Gbit NICs, M.2, U.2, SATA DOM, USB 3.1, ThunderBolt 3, and updated audio.
The Z270X-UD5 costs $199.99.
PRICING: You can find the GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 Motherboard for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 Motherboard retails for $200 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 Motherboard retails for £296 at Amazon UK.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and Z270X-UD5 Overview]
- Page 3 [GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [GIGABYTE Z270X-UD5 Circuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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