Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH Motherboard Review: Page 8 of 8
Posted by Heath Coop on Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 1:57am
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
There is a lot to love with the Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH. I have a soft spot for black/ gold and it hits right on the mark for me. The design is elegant, but still has an industrial feel. The heatsinks have a brushed texture that looks especially nice when well lit. The feature list is quite long for a motherboard in this price range. As we have seen from other Gigabyte Z170 motherboards, the layout is quite good. All the headers, ports, and switches seem logically placed. The PCB is an ample thickness and there is a nice heft to it. The additional of Thunderbolt 3 is a definitely advantage to those who need it.
General performance ran in the upper middle of the pack. There were no limitations that would reduce flexablity. Be it work or play, the performance is there. Overclocking capability is quite impressive for a sub $200 motherboard. We hit the limitation of our voltage comfort zone (1.5v) before we hit the limit of the motherboard. When set to a far more comfortable 1.3v, our i7 6700K will run at 4.6GHz all day long.
The Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 TH can be found at Newegg for $189.99. This places it right in the middle of the Z170 price scale. The price is fair and it is sure to be a popular for those needing Thunderbolt support.
- Good Overclocking Features and Ability
- Logical Layout
- Reasonable Price
- Thunderbolt 3 Support