Once our drive was completely “broken in,” the only real quirk we saw was in the 890FX Deluxe4’s front-panel win over its rear panel ports, in only one benchmark and only in average performance. So far, so good for ASRock’s front-panel connector.
Sustained writes weren’t so impressive, as the reference system’s average performance hammered every solution from ASRock. We retested to confirm this finding. Meanwhile, each motherboards front-panel ports give about the same performance as its rear-panel ports.
Repetitive transfers are where the P55’s slower PCIe 1.1 connection becomes an obvious hindrance. The other solutions are on par with each other, with the X58 Extreme6’s PCIe bridge causing only mild reductions in write performance. ASRock’s front-panel connectors still look like a perfect match for its rear-panel performance.
- Keeping Up With The Dells
- Socket AM3: 890FX Deluxe4
- 890FX Deluxe4 BIOS, Overclocking And Accessories
- LGA 1156: ASRock P55 Extreme4
- P55 Extreme4 BIOS, Overclocking And Accessories
- LGA 1366: ASRock X58 Extreme6
- X58 Extreme6 BIOS, Overclocking And Accessories
- Test Settings
- Sequential Transfer Graphs
- Sustained And Repetitive Transfer Performance
- Access Time And I/O Performance
- PCMark Vantage HDD Performance