Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2012
The Sandra benchmarks are a fast and easy to determine how well the system's CPU and memory are...
To verify that the motherboard works as advertised, the board was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the motherboard under review as well as a different...
The following screens detail settings on the System, BIOS Features, Peripherals, Power Management, and Save & Exits tabs. Additionally, sample screens from all tabs and additional functionality like BIOS user profiles and Q-Flash are shown from the...
GIGABYTE includes the latest version of their UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) DualBIOS with the the Z87X-UD5H motherboard. The UEFI BIOS offers full keyboard and mouse support while using the BIOS pages with enhanced mouse navigation...
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Response...
CPU Cooler Fit
To test the amount of space surrounding the CPU socket, we mounted the Noctua NH-D14 cooler to the CPU socket. This behemoth CPU air cooler sports a dual fan construction and two huge vertical cooling towers.
Courtesy of GIGABYTE
The performance of the Thermalright Silver Arrow SB-E Extreme CPU cooler is second to none in the air-based cooling arena. The cooler works so well as dissipating processor heat that its performance even rivals mid-tier water cooled kits....
Cooler Testing Methodology