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GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H (Intel Z97) Motherboard Review

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: May 22, 2014 2:10 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

USB Test - AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.70.1400

 

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As we mentioned in our MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX review, we've just upgraded our USB 3.0 device to a new Corsair Voyager GS 128GB, which meant we had to start the results again. Looking above, you can see that both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 performance is very similar to each other when comparing the two setups.

 

 

SSD Test - AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: v4.30.2900

 

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SSD Test - PCMark 8

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2.0.191

 

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SSD Test - HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 5.50

 

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Taking a look at SSD performance, you can see that the performance of our SSD on the GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H is a little behind the other setups under AIDA64. It's not behind by a major amount, but you can see we're about 10 MB/s to 20 MB/s slower depending on the test and the board.

 

While PCMark 8 sees all of the boards performing similarly to each other, you can see that the HD Tune Pro numbers are down. This isn't unusual from HD Tune Pro as you can see a bit of difference between the setups. We did test multiple times, though, and the results remained consistent within a few MB/s of each other.

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