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 OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA6 SSD drive.
Benchmark Results: The GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 fell short of the SATA III performance we saw with the ASUS Crosshair V Formula. The sequential read 26.4MB/s slower than the ASUS board which is nearly 6%. The sequential write speeds were comparable with a difference of only 1MB/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
Benchmark Results: HD Tune gave us a much closer comparison of the SATA III performance than CrystalDiskMark did. Though the ASUS Crosshair V Formula still led. The Average Read speeds of the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 was able to hit 447.9MB/s while being edged out by the Crosshair V Formula with an average read of 460.8MB/s. The average write speeds were 15.9MB/s apart with the GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 hitting 396.4MB/s and the ASUS Crosshair V hitting 412.3MB/s.