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ASUS Rampage III Gene (X58 Express) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

After trying out the Rampage III Extreme a short while back, today we see if its little brother is worthy of the name.

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 23, 2010 6:49 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%      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

 

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Yup, as we knew (and not only because we did the testing), the RIIIG has slower than expected HDD performance. This accounts for the lackluster HyperPi showing and will also potentially hurt it in tests like PCMark, AutoGK and Lightwave 3D.

 

Everest

 

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Stock HDD Performance

 

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Overclocked HDD Performance

 

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Stock USB 3.0 Performance

 

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Overclocked USB 3.0 Performance

 

Everest again shows us the same thing we knew with more detail. The CPU utilization time is much higher than it should be. This is probably something that can be fixed with a firmware update, though, so it is not too troublesome.

 

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