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ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard (Page 7)

By Sean Kalinich on Aug 7, 2009 at 09:27 am CDT - 0 mins, 45 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ASRock

Disk Drive Controller

The system drive controller is an important part of system performance. In most modern boards your drive controller will run off of the PCI-e bus. The PCI-e bus performance can be affected by poor trace layout as well as many other design choices that show up on different boards.

For testing we use both EVEREST and Si-Soft's Sandra.

EVEREST

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

Stock Memory Performance

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

Overclocked Memory Performance

Sandra

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

Stock Memory Performance

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

Overclocked Memory Performance

Interestingly we get some decent results from the ASRock x58 Extreme. Normally drive performance does not increase with an overclock unless you increase the PCI-e bus speed. This is something that was not done with our overclock. So it would seem that the read performance increase here is all down to improved memory performance. But, although we do get a nice boost when we overclock the board, it is still in the realm of performance you would expect from a Solid State Drive.

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