System I/O Benchmarks
For storage performance, we test the platform using a PCIe 4.0 Corsair MP600 2TB M.2 NVMe drive. It is tested in CrystaldiskMark 7.0.0 x64, and we average the results to ensure a good cross-section of expected performance. Do note that some platforms do not support the new PCIe gen 4, and therefore will cap out around 3400-3500MB/s.
M.2: MP600 2TB
Here, with the MP600, we see the highest sequential read result of the four Z490 boards we have tested thus far. Sequential read is strong, but below what the Supermicro could do and the Randoms, we see the Maximus XII Extreme take a second place to the Aorus Xtreme.
SATA: T-Force 2350GB SSD
SATA performance sees the Maximus XII Extreme taking a second-place position behind the Aorus Xtreme with the Maximus taking the top spot in sequential writes.
USB: WD P50 1TB
For the external storage, we select the fastest port to test the P50, which is the USB 3.2 2x2 port. This port is rated at up to a theoretical 20Gbps. Here we see that the sequential read is a bit underwhelming when compared to the result we observed on the Aorus Xtreme. The sequential writes were also below what we have seen on the competing 2x2 equipped boards. The randoms do pick up and show good performance, but I can only assume that the DMI link is quite busy and, therefore, a bottleneck for communication.
Network testing: Iperf
We use IPerf for network throughput testing; the server is an 8700K based DIY rig with an Aquantia 10Gb interface.
Here we see that all three of the 10Gb equipped boards perform very closely to each other.
The next part of network testing is a file transfer test. We use the same endpoint, but we are transferring data from the internal SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB NVMe SSD.
Here we see the file transfer test, which shows equivalent throughput between the Supermicro and the Maximus Xtreme. Ther completion time is where the Maximus takes the top spot finishing almost half a second faster than the Aorus Xtreme, while the Supermicro falls a little over two seconds form the top spot.
Here we see the actual throughput from windows reporting at an uninterrupted 1.06GB/s.
Last updated: Jun 11, 2020 at 04:13 pm CDT
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Motherboard Features and Marketing]
- Page 3 [Packaging and Accessories]
- Page 4 [Maximus XII Extreme Overview]
- Page 5 [PCB and Circuit Analysis]
- Page 6 [BIOS/UEFI and Software]
- Page 7 [Test System and Configuration]
- Page 8 [WPrime, SuperPi, Cinebench, and AIDA64]
- Page 9 [Handbrake, Blender, 7-Zip, and WebXPRT]
- Page 10 [Unigine and UL Benchmarks]
- Page 11 [System I/O Benchmarks]
- Page 12 [Clocks, Overclocking, Thermals, and Power Consumption]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]