GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 AMD FM2 Motherboard Review

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AMD SATA III 6Gbps Performance

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.

AMD SATA III 6Gbps CrystalDiskMark Performance Benchmark Results

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

AMD SATA III 6Gbps CrystalDiskMark Performance

Benchmark Results: The GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 with the AMD A85 chipset doesn’t vary much from what we see on the GIGABYTE A75-D3H. The F2A85X-UP4 averaged 480MB/s read and 295.7MB/s write. This is a slightly faster read (<2%)and a slightly lower write speed (~.5%).

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.

AMD HD Tune Pro 5.00 Write Benchmark Results

AMD SATA III 6Gbps HD Tune Performance Benchmark Results


AMD HD Tune Pro 5.00 Read Benchmark Results

AMD SATA III 6Gbps HD Tune Performance Benchmark Results

AMD SATA III 6Gbps HD Tune Performance

Benchmark Results: Typically HD Tune mimics the results in CrystalDiskMark above, though it doesn’t today. The average read between the GIGABYTE A75-D3H and the F2A85X-UP4 shows a difference of 360.8MB/s in favor of the F2A85X-UP4. Looking at the average write the GIGABYTE A75-D3H was 61MB/s faster than the F2A85X-UP4.

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