Legit Motherboard Reviews
ECS X79R-AX Black Series Motherboard Review
|Manufacturer:||Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS)|
|Date:||Wed, Jan 25, 2012 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
Intel X79 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance
Intel X79 Motherboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Controller Chips:
- ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme - Texas Instruments TUSB7340 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Controller
- ASUS Rampage IV Extreme - ASMedia ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Controller
- GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 - Fresco FL1009 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Controller
CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance testing was done using a Corsair Force GT 240GB SSD.
Benchmark Results: The ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme didn't fare to well in our SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance testing. The ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme uses a Texas Instruments TUSB7340 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller, the average read speed wasn't to far off, but the Average Write speeds were more that 100MB/s behind the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme which is using an ASMedia USB 3.0 controller.
HD Tune Pro 4.01 is an extended version of HD Tune which includes many new features such as write benchmark, secure erasing, AAM setting, folder usage view, disk monitor, command line parameters and file benchmark.
ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme Intel X79 HD Tune Pro 4.61 Write Benchmark Results
ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme Intel X79 HD Tune Pro 4.61 Read Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: The results in HD Tune 4.61 are comparable to what we saw in CrystalDiskMark. The Average Read speed of the ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme was behind our other boards, but not to far. The X79R-AX was ~35MB/s behind the ASUS R4E but only 2.8MB/s behind the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7. The Average Write was once again significantly slower than our other systems. With an Average Write speed of 115.8MB/s the ECS X79R-AX was 128.4MB/s slower than the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme and 84.3MB/s behind the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7.
Next Page - System Power Consumption
Page 1 - ECS X79R-AX Intel X79 LGA2011 Motherboard
Page 2 - Retail Packaging
Page 3 - Motherboard Layout
Page 4 - UEFI BIOS
Page 5 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 6 - SiSoftware Sandra 2012 Sp1 Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
Page 7 - Futuremark 3DMark11 Synthetic Gaming Benchmark
Page 8 - Batman: Arkham City
Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat DirectX 11 Benchmark
Page 10 - Aliens Vs. Predator DirectX 11 Benchmark
Page 11 - Intel X79 SATA III 6Gbps Performance
Page 12 - Intel X79 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance
Page 13 - System Power Consumption
Page 14 - ECS X79R-AX Overclocking
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion