ASUS Maximus VII Impact mITX Intel Z97 Motherboard Review

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Intel Z97 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing

Thermaltake BlackX 5G SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Dock
There are a number of different Super Speed USB 3.0 host controllers out there. In order to know which ones perform the best we run a series of tests that will put the controller through the ringer and see how it comes out on the other side. Each of our motherboards uses a different Super Speed USB 3.0 controller and you can find the below.

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 X99-Deluxe Intel X99 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Testing of the USB3 was done using the “Thermaltake BlacX 5G Hard Drive Docking Station . The drive used was an Corsair Neutron 240Gb SSD.

ASUS Maximus VII Impact mITX Motherboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Benchmark Results: The ASUS Maximus VII Impact mITX motherboard was able to hit a sequential read of 428.0MB/s and a sequential write of 379.8MB/s in the CrystalDiskMark SuperSpeed USB 3.0 testing.

HD Tune Pro 5.00 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 Z97 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.50 Read Benchmark Results

ASUS X99-Deluxe Intel X99 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Intel Z97 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.50 Write Benchmark Results

ASUS X99-Deluxe Intel X99 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Testing of the USB3 was done using the “Thermaltake BlacX 5G Hard Drive Docking Station . The drive used was an Corsair Force GT 240Gb SSD.

ASUS Maximus VII Impact mITX Motherboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Benchmark Results: The ASUS Maximus VII Impact Z97 mITX was able to hit an average read of 250MB/s and an average write of 239.4MB/s, that puts the Impact right inline with the other Intel Z97 motherboard.

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