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Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Or Z77X-UD3H?

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July 10, 2012 10:33:09 AM

Hi guys can you help me choose between these motherboards? i need to order it ASAP my current mobo keeps screwing up and its driving me crazy. Anyway these are the 2 ive found

http://www.ebuyer.com/351596-gigabyte-ga-z77x-ud3h-sock...

http://www.ebuyer.com/351597-gigabyte-ga-z77x-d3h-socke...

I cant tell the difference between them other than the obvious £20 price lol. Also if there is another better mobo around the same price can you tell me please?
a c 716 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 2:20:08 PM

They're virtually the same MOBO with a couple of subtle differences:

Side-by-Side - http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/306/images/model.html

Z77X-D3H - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...
Onboard Graphics:
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
N/A DisplayPort

Storage Interface:
1 x Marvell 88SE9172 chip:
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3 6/GSATA3 7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1

Z77X-UD3H - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
Onboard Graphics:
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600

Storage Interface:
Marvell 88SE9172 chip:
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
July 10, 2012 2:40:04 PM

jaquith said:
They're virtually the same MOBO with a couple of subtle differences:

Side-by-Side - http://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/306/images/model.html

Z77X-D3H - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...
Onboard Graphics:
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
N/A DisplayPort

Storage Interface:
1 x Marvell 88SE9172 chip:
2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3 6/GSATA3 7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1

Z77X-UD3H - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
Onboard Graphics:
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
* The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600

Storage Interface:
Marvell 88SE9172 chip:
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
Sorry to ask this but im completely useless with computer parts lol, what is the better of the 2? or what would you buy to be more futureproof and reliable?
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a c 716 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 2:50:10 PM

Unless you need an eSATA port or ports i.e. external HDD <and/or> a Monitor that requires a DisplayPort and is 2560x1600 resolution AND you don't have a Discrete GPU then buy whichever MOBO is cheaper.

Neither is more 'future proof' than the other.
July 10, 2012 3:02:54 PM

jaquith said:
Unless you need an eSATA port or ports i.e. external HDD <and/or> a Monitor that requires a DisplayPort and is 2560x1600 resolution AND you don't have a Discrete GPU then buy whichever MOBO is cheaper.

Neither is more 'future proof' than the other.

Ok buy if i buy the cheaper mobo the usb 3.0 ports will still work on my external 3.0 HDD right? im sorry i dont understand what most of this means lol. i have GTX 670 gpu and id only use the onboard mobo gpu if that 1 broke and i had to get a replacement. my monitors 1920x1080 but im buying a benQ 24inch 120hz 3d tv if that makes a difference?
a c 716 V Motherboard
July 10, 2012 8:19:58 PM

External USB 3.0 drives will still work but are only bootable if the USB 3.0 ports are Intel USB 3.0 ports and not third-party; see the MOBO's manual. USB 3.0 for external dives is fine 'IF' the data is large, small files are very slow. In contrast, ASUS Z77's offers USB 3.0 UASP Mode & Turbo Mode which corrects this problem. Most external drives current don't support UASP Mode.

For most folks I recommend eSATA over any form of USB for external drives.

In addition, Thunderbolt is the newest and improved way to connect devices (displays, devices, etc).

USB 3.0 UASP Mode & Turbo Mode - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJc7eT-rw4o
Thunderbolt - http://www.youtube.com/user/NCIXcom/videos?query=Thunde...

Support for USB 3.0 UASP Mode & Turbo Mode, and eSATA:
P8Z77-V LE - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...
P8Z77-M PRO - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

Example ASUS P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT (USB 3.0 UASP Mode & Turbo Mode and Thunderbolt) - http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z7...

USB Ports ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller : *7
6 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, , 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z77 chipset : *8
10 x USB 2.0 port(s)
Intel® Z77 chipset :
10 x USB 2.0 port(s) (10 at mid-board)

Thunderbolt:
VGA output support
Data transfer rate up to 10 Gbps : *9
Daisy-chain up to 6 Thunderbolt devices

Graphic:
Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI/RGB/Thunderbolt ports
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @ 75 Hz
- Supports Thunderbolt with max. resolution 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz

*7: Supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode.
*8: Supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost Turbo Mode.
*9: Thunderbolt port shares bandwidth with SATA6G_E12, USB3_E12 and PCIeX1_2. The Thunderbolt port default runs at X2(Auto) mode, SATA6G_E12 and USB3_E12 are enabled for system resource optimization. Go to Advanced> Onboard Devices Configuration> Thunderbolt bandwidth in BIOS to configure the bandwidth to [X4] for full speed support.
March 13, 2013 1:50:04 PM

jaquith said:
Unless you need an eSATA port or ports i.e. external HDD <and/or> a Monitor that requires a DisplayPort and is 2560x1600 resolution AND you don't have a Discrete GPU then buy whichever MOBO is cheaper.

Neither is more 'future proof' than the other.


sorry but there is more too it than that. if you plan to add a second graphics card, the d3h only has 1 3.0 x16 slot and then 2 2.0 x16 slot at x8 and x4 where the ud3h has 2 3.0 x16 slots running at x16 and x8 and then 1 2.0 x16 running at x4.

you also gain these connectors and features over it

1 x power button
1 x reset button
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x Voltage Measurement Points
1 x BIOS Switch

Onboard OC Features
Lucid Universal MVP Support
Switchable Graphics
GIGABYTE EZ Smart Response
1 x DisplayPort
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s

Updated link:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...
May 22, 2013 10:22:19 PM

Where do you get your information from. I think you best check the website. Apart from a few xtra buttons like clear cmos and standby etc they are exactly the same. Where you got your pcie3 info from ill never know lol
May 22, 2013 10:42:33 PM

Oh i forget the dp out too lol
May 22, 2013 11:11:15 PM

zippy77777 said:
Where do you get your information from. I think you best check the website. Apart from a few xtra buttons like clear cmos and standby etc they are exactly the same. Where you got your pcie3 info from ill never know lol


Maybe YOU best check bud.... Ever try a compare on newegg? Apparantly not. Check those stats before you THINK you know what you are even saying.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit...
May 22, 2013 11:39:17 PM

And your link don't work lol
May 22, 2013 11:49:58 PM

And a different array of headers and ios that's it. All pretty much the same in the UK. not really worth the upgrade of £25 here.
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