- Category: Motherboards
- Published: Sunday, 31 August 2014 02:09
- Written by Jeremy Gulley
This is that time again readers! We recently put the GIGABYTE Z97X-SLI through our review channel and this time we will be test driving the Z97X-UD3H-BK to see just what the Black Edition offers for about $40 USD more in price. What does that mean? Well for starters we get a very overclocking friendly UEFI BIOS, a motherboard that sports a 2x copper PCB design, a more highly efficient MOSFET design, and long lifespan Durable Black Solid caps; just to name a few. All of these features add up to a very solid platform for extreme gaming as well as overclocking.
Other differences include trading a PCI slot for an additional PCIe x16 slot (triple graphics support), we split/gain a serial port for a mouse/keyboard, we trade two internal USB 2.0 headers for two external USB 2.0 connectors, and a parallel port header for a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header. Many of the Z97X-UD3H-BK's attributes are also very familiar such as the wonderfully designed layout of the motherboard itself. Last but certainly not least is the sexy signature color scheme.
GIGABYTE is no stranger to gamer and enthusiast products. For quite some time now, GIGABYTE has grown into a household powerhouse due to the fantastic customer support that they provide behind their reliable and stable products. I believe GIGABYTE is on a mission to continue their dominance by offering world-class products with competitive feature sets at affordable prices, such as the motherboard we are reviewing today. Without further delay, let us begin the review!