ASUS Republic Of Gamers Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 Motherboard Review

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Intel Z87 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing

Thermaltake BlackX 5G SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Dock

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.

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Series Motherboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Testing of the USB3 was done using the “Thermaltake BlacX 5G Hard Drive Docking Station . The drive used was an Corsair Force GT 240Gb SSD.

ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Benchmark Results: The ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero was able to hit 424.4MB/s average read and 375.8MB/s average write in CrystalDiskMark using our Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD and ThermalTake BlackX 5G dock.

HD Tune Pro 5.00 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.

Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.50 Read Benchmark Results

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Series Motherboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.50 Write Benchmark Results

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Series Motherboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Testing of the USB3 was done using the “Thermaltake BlacX 5G Hard Drive Docking Station . The drive used was an Corsair Force GT 240Gb SSD.

ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Benchmark Results: In HD Tune 5.50 the ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero was able to hit an average read speed of 272.0MB/s and an average write speed of 256.3MB/s. This is more than 30MB/s faster read speeds and 26MB/s faster write speeds than the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H motherboard.

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