The Box and Goodies -
The box that the GA-Z77X-UD3H comes in follows the same lines as what we have seen since the release of the X79 boards. This is a clean look with a 3D wireframe box on the front and minimal logos. There are a few that Gigabyte left there; ones that they feel are important like the 3D BIOS, 3D Power, Virtu MVP, etc. Overall though the box is pretty clean.
The back of the box is considerably more cluttered and chaotic. You do get a picture of the board you are buying, but it is the middle of a bunch of other marketing stuff. Some is important to a potential buyer, but to be honest most of the rest is fluff. Now the picture of the board is a there for a reason and is designed to show off their mSATA port on the board for SSD caching. We will cover this and more of the features a little later though.
Inside the box, besides the Z77X-UD3H you will find a single SLI bridge, four SATA Cables (two blue and two black) and the usual manuals and utility DVDs. Other than that there is not much going on with the box so let’s check out the board itself.