MSI 990FXA-GD80 Motherboard Review – AMD 990FX Chipset

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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

HD Tach

Testing of the USB3 was done using the SUNBEAMTECH Airbox USB3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure. The drive used was a Crucial Technology RealSSD C300 SSD.

MSI 990FXA-GD80 USB3 HD Tach Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: The MSI 9909FXA-GD80 was able to take the lead in HD Tach when we tested the Super Speed USB 3.0. The average read of the MSI 990FXA-GD80 was 106.53MB/s while the ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 was limited to 94.5MB/s. The average write of the two boards was a similar story, the MSI 990FXA-GD80 was 104.37MB/s while the ASrock was limited to 95.43MB/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.

HD Tune

HD Tune

Our testing of the USB 3.0 performance was done using the SUNBEAMTECH Airbox USB3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure. The drive used was a Crucial Technology RealSSD C300 SSD.

MSI 990FXA-GD80 USB3 HD Tune Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: The Margins we saw in HD Tach are nearly identical to what we saw in HD Tune. The MSI 990FXA-GD80 was ~12MB/s faster in the average read and ~10MB/s faster in the average write!

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