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GIGABYTE G1.Assassin (Intel X58 Express) Gaming Motherboard (Page 8)

By Sean Kalinich from Apr 6, 2011 @ 11:17 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%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 use Sisoft's Sandra and AIDA64.

SiSoft Sandra

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Drive speed was good for the Assassin with speeds ranking with the top boards in our testing group. This speed will help offset some of the performance hit taken from the slow memory performance.

AIDA64

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Stock HDD Performance

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Overclocked HDD Performance

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Stock USB 3.0 Performance

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Overclocked USB 3.0 Performance

AIDA64 shows us average to good read speeds for all of the three controller types (SATA 2.0, SATA 3.0 and USB 3.0).

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