Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Intel LGA 1155 48

Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 Intel LGA 1155 Review

The Board - Layout »


There's no doubt that Gigabyte has high hopes for the Z77X-UP7 with a bold claim of "A New Legend Is Born" emblazoned across the front of the box. The box is big and flashy for sure. A big picture of the board itself, outlining several feature highlights, adorns the back of the box.

There's a flap on the front of the box. It holds an in-depth explanation of the board's VRM design and what makes this board so special. The opposite side features a window that lets you peek inside the box.

Inside the shell of the box is a black cardboard box that has the board itself nestled inside yet another box covered by a plastic lid. Underneath of the board are a multitude of accessories that the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 comes with, all of which take up more space than the board itself!


As you can see, there is a lot here. There's a set of cables to turn two internal SATA ports into eSATA ports, but they also have the cabling to use those ports as normal eternal SATA ports. There's an SLI bridge for every configuration – two, three, or even four cards – as well as a long Crossfire bridge if your AMD cards came with a shorter one. A full listing is below:
  • 1x I/O Shield
  • 1x User Manual
  • 1x Wi-Fi User Manual
  • 1x Multilingual Installation Guidebook
  • 1x Crossfire Bridge
  • 3x SLI Bridges
  • 1x eSATA Cable kit
  • 1x Wi-Fi card plus antennae and cable
  • 1x Measure Point cable kit
  • 1x Gigabyte USB 3.0 2.5-bay device
  • 6x SATA 6 Gb/s cables with locking pins
  • 2x Driver CDs
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