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ASRock Z97 Extreme6 PCIe Ultra M.2 Storage Performance Overview

By: Chris Ramseyer | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jun 2, 2014 1:00 pm

HD Tune Pro - Sequential Performance

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.55

 

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It actually saddens me to report that most reviewers have found that Z87 is a faster chipset than Z97, at least at this time. The Z97 chipset is new, and we even used a new BIOS from ASRock to run the XP941 tests. Our original test of the Samsung XP941 was with Z87, and as you can see, we achieved a higher sequential read score in HD Tune Pro with it.

 

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The sequential write performance is also a little slower with the Z97 chipset despite the XP941 talking directly to the Intel 4770K processor.

 

 

HD Tach – Sequential Write Performance after Random Writes

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0.4.0

 

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The Samsung XP941 write performance drops a bit after a reasonable amount of random writes to the drive. This isn't an issue with the Extreme6 as all SSDs lose performance as we wear them down to steady state.

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