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GIGABYTE P55A-UD6 (P55 Express) Motherboard (Page 7)

By Cameron Johnson from Nov 24, 2009 @ 5:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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 used Sisoft's Sandra.

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The controllers on the three platforms use the same ICH built into the P55 chipset. Since we didn't have any SATA 6Gb/s HDDs to test with, we couldn't test the SATA-III performance.

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Thanks for letting us comment. We would just like to clarify that it is possible to run SATA 3 and USB 3.0 while running CrossFireX and SLI on the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD6. If two graphics cards are plugged in, the BIOS will automatically default to runnin

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