MSI Z77A-GD65 Motherboard Preview – Intel Z77 w/ Sandy Bridge
Intel Z77 SATA III 6Gbps Performance
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 a Corsair Force GT 240GB Solid State Drive.
Benchmark Results: The MSI Z77A-GD65 fell a little bit short of the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro in terms of read and write performance in CrystalDiskMark. The ASUS managed a sequential read speed of 512.3MB/s and sequential write speed of 307.0MB/s. The MSI Z77A-GD65 saw a sequential read speed of 488.5MB/s which is 23.8MB/s slower than the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro. The sequential write speed was much closer, at only 2.9MB/s behind.
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
MSI Z77A-GD65 ‘Ivy Bridge’ Motherboard HD Tune Pro 4.61 Write Benchmark Results
MSI Z77A-GD65 ‘Ivy Bridge’ Motherboard HD Tune Pro 4.61 Read Benchmark Results
Benchmark Results: HD Tune mimics the results we saw in CrystalDiskMark. The MSI Z77A-GD65 was 20MB/s slower in the average read tests and 27.9MB/s slower in the average write.