ASUS A88X-PRO AMD FM2+ Motherboard Review


SuperSpeed USB 3.0 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.


For the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance test, the OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD will be used in an Ineo USB 3.0 HDD Docking Station I-NA321U+.

Seq Read Seq Write 4K Read 4K Write
ASUS A88X-PRO 242.3MB/s 255.3MB/s 16.99MB/s 29.78MB/s

Gigabyte Z77-UP5

224.6MB/s 253.1MB/s 15.85MB/s 26.71MB/s

Benchmark Results: Once again, CrystalDiskMark shows very little difference in performance across the different chipsets; the exception is the Sequential Read speed where the A88X-PRO is close to 20MB/s faster.

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 175828 182044 248477 262528 249707 262528
Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 192752 205293 229950 260839 229923 259357

Benchmark Results: The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection is doing its job well with the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD and INEO Hard Drive Docking Station, slightly surpassing the performance of the Intel based system.