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GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5H Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Bundled Applications

Included Applications

  • App Center
  • @BIOS
  • USB Blocker
  • Easy Tune
  • Easy Setup
  • Live Update
  • Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
  • Intel® Rapid Start Technology
  • Intel® Smart Connect Technology
  • Intel® Smart Response Technology
  • cFosSpeed

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The GIGABYTE APP Center provides a centralized location for all the GIGABYTE Windows-based utilities. The @BIOS applet can be used to backup and update the board BIOS. The USB Blocker applet is a security mechanism allowing you to block specific types of USB devices and access. The EasyTune utility can be used to configure board settings, including bus speeds and voltages. The EZ Setup applet houses driver configuration utilities. Live Update gives you an easy way to keep all your GIGABYTE windows utilities up to date.


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The GIGABYTE EasyTune applet provides access to board information concerning the CPU, memory, and attached device. Additionally, board settings, including voltage, bus speeds, ratios, and memory timings can be manually manipulation through the easy to use GUI interface. Speed presets are also available for automated overclocking using the applet.

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Smart QuickBoost section, default presets page

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Smart QuickBoost section, Advanced settings page

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Smart Fan section, default presets page

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Smart Fan section, Advanced settings page

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System Alert section

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3D Power section

November 3, 2013 | 02:37 PM - Posted by SirWithrow

Any idea on how to get Secureboot enabled, im getting the stupid watermark on my desktop in Windows 8.1- Secureboot isnt configured correctly?

November 4, 2013 | 09:04 AM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

I ran into the same isssue on my desktop.  See the MS Technet post for information:

In the above Technet post, there is a link to a hotfix that MS just released to remove the watermark entirely.  I installed this on my system and it worked like a charm (I'm currently running with a GIGABYTE Z87X-OC FORCE board).

Good Luck...

November 6, 2013 | 05:11 AM - Posted by SirWithrow

it Worked perfectly!! Thanks

November 4, 2013 | 04:24 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Is a PetaByte bigger than a GigaByte ?

November 4, 2013 | 04:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Will this support Broadwell ? Or is Intel changing the BGA again ?

November 4, 2013 | 10:50 PM - Posted by Morry Teitelman

Unknown at this point, but if Intel follows there typical patterns, broadwell will most likely be released with a new type of socket.  But again, that is pure speculation at this point on my part...

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