SuperSpeed USB 3.0 on the ASUS P7P55D-E Premium

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Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test
system that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install of
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the
desktop with no other software programs running. The Intel Core i7 test
system was run in dual-channel memory mode at 1333MHz with 8-8-8-24
memory timings. The ASUS P7P55D-E Premium motherboard was run with BIOS 0501.

A Corsair P64 SSD was the ‘boot drive’ for the test system and a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA 3.5″ hard drive was used in the external drive housing that could be moved between the two USB headers that would be tested. For USB 3.0 performance testing we used the top blue USB header on the boards back panel and then for USB 2.0 performance we used the top black USB 2.0 header. The same cable was used for testing both interfaces.

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Intel LGA 1366 Test Platform



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Core i7 870


ASUS P7P55D-E Premium


4GB Kingston HyperX

Video Card

2x ATI Radeon HD 5870

Hard Drive

Corsair P64 SSD (boot)


Thermalright MUX

Power Supply

CoolerMaster UPC 1100W

Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Let’s take a look at the benchmarks and see what USB 3.0 has to offer!

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