EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard Review
Intel X99 SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing
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 performance testing was completed using a Corsair Force GT 240Gb SATA III 6Gbps SSD.
Benchmark Results: The EVGA X99 classified SATA performance was solid with an average of 512.4MB/s sequential read and 438.9MB/s sequential write. The ASUS X99 Deluxe was a hair faster with a read of 522.0MB/s and write of 442.6MB/s. Interetingly though, the previous generations of chipsets that have native SATA ports, (Intel X79 & Z97) the performance is higher.
HD Tune Pro 5.50 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 HD Tune Pro 5.50 Write Benchmark Results
Intel X99 HD Tune Pro 5.50 Read Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: The EVGA X99 Classified motherboard was able to hit an average read of 398.5MB/s and an average write of 323.6MB/s in HD Tune 5.50.