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ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

Looking for a good low cost board for your i7 lovin'? ASRock may have your answer with the X58 Extreme.

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 7, 2009 2:27 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%      Manufacturer: ASRock

Disk Drive Controller

 

The system drive controller is an important part of system performance. In most modern boards your drive controller will run off of the PCI-e bus. The PCI-e bus performance can be affected by poor trace layout as well as many other design choices that show up on different boards.

 

For testing we use both EVEREST and Si-Soft's Sandra.

 

EVEREST

 

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

Stock Memory Performance

 

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

Overclocked Memory Performance

 

Sandra

 

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

Stock Memory Performance

 

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

Overclocked Memory Performance

 

Interestingly we get some decent results from the ASRock x58 Extreme. Normally drive performance does not increase with an overclock unless you increase the PCI-e bus speed. This is something that was not done with our overclock. So it would seem that the read performance increase here is all down to improved memory performance. But, although we do get a nice boost when we overclock the board, it is still in the realm of performance you would expect from a Solid State Drive.

 

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