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ASUS Maximus III Extreme (P55 Express) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

By: Sean Kalinich | Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 23, 2010 2:58 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: ASUS

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 Sisoft's Sandra and Everest.


SiSoft Sandra




HDD performance is right around where we would expect it and at these speeds you are not really going to notice a difference of 2-3MB/s anyway.






Stock HDD Performance




Overclocked HDD Performance




Stock USB 3.0 Performance




Overclocked USB 3.0 Performance


Again, HDD speed is where it needs to be.


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