ECS X79R-AX Black Series Motherboard Review
Intel X79 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.
The SATA III 6Gbps Testing was done using a Corsair Force GT 240GB Solid State Drive.
Benchmark Results: The ECS X79R-AX was able to average 504.2MB/s Sequential Read and 306.0MB/s Sequential Write in CrystalDiskMark. The Sequential Read fell right between the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme’s average of 508.6MB/s and the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7 average of 499.9MB/s. The Sequential Write was just fast enough to knock the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme down a notch by .5MB/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
ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme Intel X79 HD Tune Pro 4.61 Write Benchmark Results
ECS X79R-AX Black Extreme Intel X79 HD Tune Pro 4.61 Read Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: The ECS X79R-AX didn’t fair quite as well in HD Tune 4.61 as it did in CrystalDiskMark. The Average Read was 493.2MB/s which fell into the last spot by 7.6MB/s. the Average Write of the X79R-AX was 446.2MB/s which is 20MB/s slower than the GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD7.