ASUS A88X-PRO AMD FM2+ Motherboard Review


SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing


CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 is a good benchmark to gauge how well a drive will perform. Many of the drive manufacturers have used this benchmark to show off the performance of their drives. It provides a quick benchmark of Sequential and Random read/writes, and included a NCQ with a queue depth of 32.


CrystalDiskMark testing was completed using the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD.

Seq Read Seq Write 4K Read 4K Write
ASUS A88X-PRO 437.2MB/s 449.8MB/s 24.19MB/s 85.46MB/s
Gigabyte Z77-UP5 458.2MB/s 489.8MB/s 27.37MB/s 83.58MB/s

Benchmark Results: The SATA performance of the Z77-UP5 was higher than the A88X-PRO; except for the 4K Write speed. The largest difference was 40MB/s during the Sequential Write.

ATTO Benchmark

ATTO is a good benchmark that will provide results over any type of drive; hard drives, SSD, USB and RAID arrays. It allows the user to set various factors such as data transfer size, length of transfer, queue depth and several other options. ATTO provides a wide range of results across the various lengths, we will take a closer look at three of these, and see how the data compares for the read and write speed.


64K Read 64K Write 1024K Read 1024K Write 8192K Read 8192K Write
ASUS A88X-PRO 377461 460439 534199 486770 539568 486957
Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 379330 511637 497029 511401 560213 511305

Benchmark Results: Both chipsets perform well, however ATTO reports the Z77X-UP5 chipset outperforms the A88X chipset..