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GIGABYTE G1.Assassin (Intel X58 Express) Gaming Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

By: Sean Kalinich | Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 6, 2011 4:17 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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 AIDA64.


SiSoft Sandra




Drive speed was good for the Assassin with speeds ranking with the top boards in our testing group. This speed will help offset some of the performance hit taken from the slow memory performance.






Stock HDD Performance




Overclocked HDD Performance




Stock USB 3.0 Performance




Overclocked USB 3.0 Performance


AIDA64 shows us average to good read speeds for all of the three controller types (SATA 2.0, SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0).


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