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Sapphire PURE Black X79N (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - SSD Benchmarks

Sapphire expands their motherboard line up with the new PURE Black X79N. We find out if it is a hit or miss product.

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 1, 2012 12:25 pm
TweakTown Rating: 84%      Manufacturer: Sapphire

AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.70.1400

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.AIDA64.com

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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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HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.61

Developer Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

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HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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Moving into the SSD side of things we can see performance sits at a strong level that is higher than we saw on the MSI motherboard. Comparing the Sapphire board to the ASRock offering we can see that while SSD performance starts off a little slow, average and maximum performance is very strong.

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