The Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK Black Edition delivers an excellent out-of-the box user experience which comes as no surprise and the Black Edition series is designed to be stable and reliable.
The motherboard did just that – it remained stable throughout our test routine, including overclocking. This feature packed board offers a bit more value for money than its predecessors, which is also a plus.
Owners of Gigabyte’s Black Edition motherboards are encouraged to join the Black Edition Members’ Club and membership extends the warranty on Black Edition boards to five years. Gigabyte is currently offering another promotion that offers members a free upgrade in three years (see more about “Take One Get Two” promotion here).
Guaranteed reliability and durability will cost you about €175. If you are looking for a Z97 chipset based motherboard, we can recommend the Z97X-UD5H-BK Black Edition, not only if you upgrading, but also for building a new system from scratch, as the board supports new Devil’s Canyon parts and will support Broadwell desktop chips once they start shipping.