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SSD Limited by Motherboard Chipset? :??:

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August 8, 2013 1:54:13 PM

Is it possible that my SSD speeds are being limited by my AMD Chipset? Specificaly my 4k-64thrd speed in AS SSD Benchmark.

My System:
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Running in AHCI Mode)
MOBO: ASUS M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BLACK EDITION
FAN: Zalman CNPS9500A-LED
GRAPHICS: PNY Performance GeForce GTX275
MEMORY: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 4GB (2x2gb) PGD34G1333ELK (2 of these)
CASE: Antec DF-85 Full ATX Tower
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

My AMD Chipset on my MOBO: AMD 890GX / SB850 chipset
The Latest Chipset on AMD MOBOs: 990FX / SB950 chipset



Here are several benchmarks using the exact same settings each time (done consecutively).








My 4k-64thrd speeds seem especially low.


If my Motherboard's chipset is limiting my speeds should I just return my SSD until I get a new Motherboard?

Your help is appreciated! :) 

If needed see my other thread on my slow SSD Speeds, that is where it was suggested to me that my MOBO was limitng my speeds.
a c 351 G Storage
August 8, 2013 3:05:02 PM

I have Crucial M4, Samsung 830 and Samsung 840 pro.
The M4's and the 830 both score mid 700's (Overall score with AS SSD), the Samsung 840 pro scores around 1100 - BIG diff - But IN real LIFE day-2-day usage - Very little diff.
BOTTOM line ENJOY and do not sweat the SYNTHETIC benchmarks.

And PS yes the chipset does make a diff, amd are not quite as good as Intel - BUT would only notice it by running a benchmark. Switching SSD is not the answer. As stated Mine scores 1100, but the newer Intel Chipsets (IB and Haswell it goes up to 1200 - Bothers me, NOT in the least.
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a c 351 G Storage
September 11, 2013 9:34:12 AM

You link shows up as a small "Box" with an "X" inside.
a c 351 G Storage
September 12, 2013 10:14:31 AM

@ Pabelgar - Your AS SSD overall score looks FINE.
.. My 840 Pro, overall score is around 1100, Yours should be slightly lower.

@ woot903
.. "If my Motherboard's chipset is limiting my speeds should I just return my SSD until I get a new Motherboard?"
...... DONT SWEAT IT. A newer Intel MB would probably boot your BENCHMARK scores, but would not effect your real life performance one iota!!

Strike confused - two different people
CONFUSED:
Your orginal post shows "CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BLACK EDITION" ut your screenshot shows driver = iaSTor - I think that driver is for an Intel chipset, not an AMD chipset.


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