GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WiFi-BK Intel Z97 Motherboard Review

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Intel Z97 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 Z97 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 CrystalDiskMark 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.

CrystalDiskMark SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: The GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WiFi-BK was able to hit a sequential read of 411.2MB/s and a sequential write of 347.3MB/s in our SuperSpeed USB 3.0 testing with CrystalDiskMark.

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 Z97 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.50 Read Benchmark Results

Intel Z97 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.50 Results

Intel Z97 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.50 Write Benchmark Results

Intel Z97 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 HD Tune 5.50 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.

HD Tune 5.50 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: The GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WiFi-BK was right up there with just about all of the boards with an average read of 249.9MB/s and an average write of 239.1MB/s.

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