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ASRock P55 Extreme4 (P55 Express) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

We take a look at one of the first Intel boards with more than two USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0 ports; the ASRock P55 Extreme4.

| Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 20, 2010 4:54 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%      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 Sisoft's Sandra and Everest.

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

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Here we find a rather disturbing trend. The HDD speed found on the P55 Extreme4 is not as good as what we saw on the 870 Extreme3. It also drops off somewhat during our overclocking testing. This is a little bothersome and something certainly to be aware of.

 

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 backs up our findings with Sandra, including the tendency to drop in performance when overclocked.

 

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