Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Ultra Durable Motherboard Review: Affordable, Uncompromising
Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 UEFI BIOS And Overclocking
Yup. Gigabyte's BIOS on this board still a dull grey and rather drab. However the advanced BIOS area is well laid-out with easy to find tuning options tucked behind a series of tabs lining the top of the user interface. Not much has changed for Gigabyte and their UEFI DualBIOS. As we mentioned in past articles, it’s aesthetically bland, lacks a GUI for fan control and is overdue for an overhaul in some areas—though none of which are crucial to performance.
Core i7-6700K processor was short work on this motherboard. While we could not push the board above 4.7GHz and keep it stable, we could post and surf the internet just fine at a wonderfully zippy 5.0Ghz using a simple 100x50 ratio based OC. We manually set the Vcore incrementally up to 1.45v, which allowed us to post but not keep the system stable. We were able to get a CPUID validation at 4.8 GHz—still the system was not stable enough to complete our PC Mark 8 test suite. With more aggressive cooling, this board has real potential, however.