Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H Motherboard Review

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Recently there have been some studies done on video gaming and memory. Studies being done on the effects of video gaming are certainly nothing new, but one thing that I do not see very often is a positive spin on what gaming can do for the brain. More often than not, I read about the accusations that video games make people violent and obese. The experience I have had with gaming is the opposite of most of the arguments against video gaming. In moderation, I have found video gaming to be an excellent source of entertainment and brain training. If a person cannot separate themselves from the real world and a game then there may just be other issues there. A 3 year warranty is included along with the other features.

Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H Motherboard


Similar to the experience I have had with gaming, the study used video games to improve the memory of elderly individuals. It found that the pattern matching, puzzle solving, and mapping that goes on in the brain during gaming had a positive effect on the subjects’ memory retention. This only makes sense, considering how much information that the brain has to process when immersed in a virtual universe. So when I tell the wife I will be back in a few hours, I need to train my brain that is going to simply mean I am going to go play video games.

Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H Motherboard


The Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H motherboard is a standard ATX form factor with support for second and 3rd generation Intel processors. Gigabyte has designed the Z77X-UD4H with mainstream users in mind, providing video outputs for VGA, DVI-D, HDMI, and DisplayPort. Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable 4 Technology is on board, which features their 2X Copper PCB, Glass Fabric PCB for humidity protection, High ESD Resistance ICs, and All Solid Caps. The Ultra Durable 4 Technology means that, in the end, the motherboard will last longer and higher overclocks can be achieved. The UD4H motherboard has a Gigabyte’s 3D UEFI DualBIOS so that recovery is possible in the event of a failure. Other features include Gigabit LAN, 2-Way CrossFire and SLI support, 8 Phase Power design, Lucid Virtu GPU Virtulization support, and a 3 year warranty.