Our Final Thoughts
Gigabyte impressed us with the UD4H, but we were a little apprehensive to show excitement for a value board. Much to our surprise here the UD3H has proven to be a very good performer for a sub-$200 budget. Now do keep in mind that each board has its own target segment, but as we see gaming being a huge set of enthusiasts users this board can easily match and perform in any gaming rig, and even has the looks to pull off an excellent looking windowed rig with the all dark PCB and dark components.
Since this board does lose a very small amount in tuning compared to what we saw on the UD4H, we think platform consistency does need to be addressed and could be as simple as a firmware update in the future. Also, the lesser features may make some look to a different model, but for the price this is a very stout board with very nice component choices.
Overall, if you’re looking for a board within a budget and don’t need some of the fancier bells and whistles, the Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H is an excellent choice for its performance and component quality.