Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Motherboard Review

The motherboard we are checking out today is the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H which is on the lower end of the pricing spectrum but offers a solid feature set and looks to have all the ingredients of a winner. This motherboard is still very much focused on the enthusiast and overclocking crowd offering a very solid list of overclocking features.

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Gaming Benchmarks

As always, these benchmarks in no way represent real-world gameplay. These are all run at very low resolutions to try our best to remove the video card as a bottleneck. I will not hesitate to say that anyone spouting these types of framerate measurements as a true gameplay measuring tool in today’s climate is not servicing your needs or telling you the real truth.

The gaming tests below have been put together to focus on the processor power exhibited by each system. All the tests below consist of custom time demos built with stressing the CPU in mind. So much specialized coding comes into the programming now days we suggest that looking at gaming performance by using real-world gameplay is the only sure way to know what you are going to get with a specific game. Our CPUs & Real-World Gameplay Scaling would be a great place to start.

Editor's Note: Given our recent move to a newer video card setup, we are seeing some benchmark scores that vary more than what we have seen in the past most likely due to GPU variable clock rates.

Lost Planet

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We see an appropriate but somewhat high score in this benchmark.

Heaven Benchmark

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But less spectacular this time around, but still appropriate.

BioShock Infinite

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The GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H still fell behind, but not to any significant degree comparatively.

Metro Last Light

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More of the same in this final benchmark as should be expected.