Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9 Motherboard Review

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Storage Performance

All storage performance will be done using the latest version of CrystalDiskMark.  We will format the specific device prior to testing, and will reboot the system between each test.  Testing the SATA connection, we used the SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD, which has a rated speed of up to 550MB/s Sequential Read, and up to 500MB/s Sequential Write.  For the M.2 interface, a HyperX Predator 240GB drive will be used, and has a rated speed of up to 1400MB/s Sequential Read, and 600MB/s Sequential Write.  The final test is the USB 3.1 interface, using an external USB 3.0 hard drive dock, and the SanDisk Ultra II SSD.

SATA 6Gb/s

Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming-9

Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming-9 CrystalDiskMark SATA

M.2

Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming-9

Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming-9 CrystalDiskMark M.2

SuperSpeed USB 3.1

Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming-9

Gigabyte Aorus Z270X Gaming-9 CrystalDiskMark USB 3.1 Gen 1

Storage Performance Results: Taking a look at the benchmarks, we can see that CrystalDiskMark shows both test systems run nearly identically for SATA and USB 3.1 Gen 1 storage devices.  This leads me to believe we have reached the specific drives limitations for speeds.  The little difference in scores for each of these, it is highly unlikely any user will notice the small difference.  Only the Kingston HyperX Predator M.2 drive showed any performance increase over the previous generation motherboards.

 

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  • Krissya1a

    You are very correct that this is an incredibly well designed board with a plethora of features. Now that you know what is great about the bioard, here’s what’s not so great. Imagine my surprise after installing the board along with an I-7-7700k CPU and then after getting most of Windows installed in a triple boot system, finding out that neither Gigabyte nor Asus bothered with such minor details like LINUX DRIVERS. I was shocked at paying what I paid for this board to find out that it won’t run Linux, something every one of my older machines will do without adding anything extra, just stunning!

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  • Terry Perry

    Another M.B. has a 3 y warranty LOL try finding this in 3 years. Every 6-8 months a new one. I usually buy 2 boards just in case one goes out. Then i don’t have a worthless chip down the road my 2500 chip has 3 boards set up i switch the chip around.