ASUS Crosshair V Formula ‘Bulldozer’ Motherboard Review

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ASUS Crosshair V Formula SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

There are a number of different Super Speed USB 3.0 host controllers out there. In order to know which ones perform the best we run a series of tests that will put the controller through the ringer and see how it comes out on the other side. Each of our motherboards uses a different Super Speed USB 3.0 controller and you can find the below.

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.

ASUS Crosshair V Formula CrystalDiskMark Benchmark Results

Testing of the USB3 was done using the Thermaltake BlacX 5G Hard Drive Docking Station. The drive used was an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD.

Benchmark Results: The ASUS Crosshair V Formula was able to hit an average read rate of 204.2MB/s for the sequential read and 202.5MB/s for the 512K read. The write speeds of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 on the ASUS Crosshair were sitting pretty at 177.5MB/s Sequential write and 177.6MB/s 512K write.

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.

ASUS Crosshair V Formula USB 3.0 HD Tune 4.61 Read Benchmark Results

ASUS Crosshair V Formula SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune Benchmark Results


ASUS Crosshair V Formula USB 3.0 HD Tune 4.61 Write Benchmark Results

Intel Z68 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune Benchmark Results

Testing of the USB3 was done using the Thermaltake BlacX 5G Hard Drive Docking Station. The drive used was an OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD.

Benchmark Results: In HD Tune the ASUS Crosshair V Formula was able to hit 262.8MB/s read and 269.0MB/s write. These are some pretty solid numbers and faster than we have seen on our Intel Z68 reviews.

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