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GIGABYTE X58A-OC (Intel X58 Express) Motherboard Review - Synthetic Tests - Part II

GIGABYTE's resident overclocker HiCookie has been tinkering in the lab and has come up with something special - the X58A-OC!

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 20, 2011 5:07 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%      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 Everest.


SiSoft Sandra


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Ouch! The X58A-OC did not do well here at all. The SATA 2.0 performance is just not where it should be. Even overclocked we are not seeing what we should.




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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


AIDA64 just shows more of the same.


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