GIGABYTE G1.Sniper M3 & G1.Sniper 3 Motherboard Reviews

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Intel Z77 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.

Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CrystalDiskMark Benchmark Results

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.

Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Benchmark Results: The GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 3 and G1 Sniper M3 motherboard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance is darn near identical to our other Intel Z77 motherboards with very little separating them. The G1 Sniper 3 and G1 Sniper M3 showed a difference of only .1MB/s in the sequential read speeds and only .2MB/s in the sequential write speeds between the two of them.

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 Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 4.61 Read Benchmark Results

Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune Benchmark Results

Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.00 Write Benchmark Results

Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune Benchmark Results

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.

Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance

Benchmark Results: Once again we see very little performance difference between the two GIGABYTE G1 Sniper motherboards. The G1 Sniper 3 had an average read of 276.8MB/s which is 1.1MB/s behind the G1 Sniper M3 average read of 277.9MB/s. Looking at the average write, both of the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper series motherboards averaged 269.8MB/s.

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