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ASRock X99E-ITX/ac Mini-ITX (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 2:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASRock

System IO Benchmarks

 

Anvil SATA6G:

 

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Anvil M.2:

 

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Diskbench USB 3.0:

 

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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IO performance is very good. Since there is no bandwidth sharing and most ports are directly routed to their controllers, performance is great. I don't have a USB 3.1 testing setup yet, however, I tried my USB 3.0 drive in the USB 3.1 port and I saw a tiny boost. The Broadcom controller in the WIFI gives good wireless AC results as well.

 

Audio RMAA 5.5:

 

I disable all audio features, set the correct bitrates, and then test the audio with a loopback test.

 

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Sound Judgment by Ear: Excellent. Surprisingly, this is the best audio performance I have seen in RMAA for an ASRock X99 motherboard, perhaps due to the proximity of the audio codec to the ports.

 

There are 5 ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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