GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4P LGA 2011-v3 Motherboard Review

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Intel X99 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing

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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.

CrystalDiskMark SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing

Testing of the USB3 was done using a Inateck FE2006 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure. The drive used was an Corsair Neutron 240Gb SSD.

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Benchmark Results: Despite using the same chipset controlled SuperSpeed USB 3.0, there are some performance differences between the two boards. The GIGABYTE X99-UD4P was able to average 408.4MB/s sequential read while the ASUS X99-Deluxe hit 414.3MB/s. While a 6MB/s difference isn’t huge, it’s worth noting. The write performance on the GIGABYTE X99-UD4P was a little low compared to the ASUS as well, though not a deal breaker in my book, the GIGABYTE X99-UD4P was able to average 391.3MB/s write while the ASUS hit 401.7MB/s.

ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and is still very relevant in the SSD world. ATTO measures transfers across a specific volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The test was run with the default runs of 0.5KB through 8192KB transfer sizes with the total length being 256MB.
Intel X99 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ATTO Benchmark Results

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Testing of the USB3 was done using a Inateck FE2006 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 hard drive enclosure. The drive used was an Corsair Neutron 240Gb SSD.

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Benchmark Results: The GIGABYTE X99-UD4P didn’t quite hold up to the ASUS X99-Deluxe in the ATTO read benchmark, though it was a solid 445.27MB/s only ~5MB/s behind the ASUS. The 4MB write test is a different story. The GIGABYTE X99-UD4P hit 422.26MB/s while the ASUS X99-Deluxe hit 374.56MB/s, nearly 50MB/s faster than the ASUS.

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