ASUS Z87-Pro Intel Z87 LGA1150 Motherboard Review

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Intel Z87 SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing

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 ROG Maximus VI Hero Motherboard SATA III Performance
ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero Motherboard SATA III Performance

The SATA III 6Gbps performance testing was completed using a Corsair Force GT 240Gb SATA III 6Gbps SSD.

Benchmark Results: The ASUS Z87-Pro averaged 496.1MB/s sequential read and 433.7MB/s average write, while this is a solid performance it is the slowest of all of the boards on the bench. The 4K Write was quite impressive though, with an average of 13.6MB/s.

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.

Intel Z87 HD Tune Pro 5.50 Write Benchmark Results

ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero Motherboard SATA III Performance

Intel Z87 HD Tune Pro 5.50 Read Benchmark Results

ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero Motherboard SATA III Performance

 

ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero Motherboard SATA III Performance

Benchmark Results: The ASUS Z87-Pro was able to step up its game and was able to pick up the second spot in HD Tune with an average read of 356.5MB/s and an average write of 325.3MB/s.

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