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GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - USB 2.0 and 3.0 Benchmarks

We check out the gaming focused G1.Assassin 2 from GIGABYTE and see how this new X79 offering performs.

By: | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 15, 2011 5:38 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.

 

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Looking at USB performance, we can see that USB 3.0 performance is pretty standard. USB 2.0 performance on the other hand is extremely strong. GIGABYTE are using a Fresco controller on the USB 3.0 ports and while USB 3.0 performance doesn't hold any surprises, the Fresco chip seems to handle USB 2.0 extremely well.

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