GIGABYTE Wins Tom’s Hardware High-end Z77 Roundup with Z77X-UP5 TH Motherboard

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 & Dual Thunderbolt™ Motherboard Earns Prestigious Recommended Buy Award


Taipei, Taiwan, October 19, 2012 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced that the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard has earned the ‘2012 Recommended Buy’ award from respected reviewers at Tom’s Hardware. The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard claims this award due to its combination of outstanding features and excellent value for money.
Comparing six high-end motherboards based on the Intel® Z77 Express Chipset from a range of tier one and tier two manufacturers, Tom’s Hardware reviewer, Thomas Soderstrom, concluded that the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard was the most attractive upper tier Z77 motherboard currently available, deeming it worthy of the highly respected Tom’s Hardware ‘2012 Recommended Buy’ award.
“GIGABYTE leads that features-per-price battle without making any serious concessions in performance or overclocking, so the Z77X-UP5 TH earns its value award.” Commented Thomas Soderstrom, senior motherboard reviewer at Tom’
You can find the full review at Toms Hardware here:,3305.html.

Based on the Intel® Z77 Express Chipset supporting 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® processors, the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard supports both the exclusive GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™5 technology as well as being one of the first motherboards available supporting dual Thunderbolt™ ports.

GIGABYTE Exclusive: Dual Thunderbolt™ Ports
As the first to be certified by Intel featuring dual Thunderbolt™ ports directly on the motherboard back panel I/O, with each Thunderbolt™ port supporting a maximum data transfer speeds with simultaneous bi-directional data transfer at speeds of up to 10Gbps - this means you can transfer a full HD 1080p movie in under 30 seconds.

 GIGABYTE’s dual port Thunderbolt™ implementation ensures the absolute maximum potential connectivity, with support to connect up to 12 individual devices simultaneously, with each port offering full 10Gbps bandwidth.

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5
The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH employs award winning GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology that includes high current capable components for the CPU power zone including IR3550 PowIRstage® ICs from International Rectifier, 2X Copper PCB and high current Ferrite Core Chokes rated up to 60A, which together are able to deliver up to 60°C* cooler temperatures than traditional motherboards. Featured on a range of new motherboards, GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology is the next evolution in quality motherboard design.

To learn more about GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology, please visit this GIGABYTE website:
More detailed information and specifications for the GIGABYTE Z77X-UP5 TH motherboard can be found here: