We were surprised to see the P55 Extreme4’s SATA controller perform slightly better than the P67 Transformer’s in our read transfer diagram, especially after seeing the P67 Extreme6 perform so well. The Extreme4’s NEC USB 3.0 controller falls behind the newer EtronTech part used on both P67 boards, but neither solution is capable of exceeding the 2.5 Gb/s limit of the P55’s PCIe pathways.
Write performance is the C300 SSD’s weakness, yet we still see the P67 Extreme6 pushing over 220 MB/s. The P55 isn’t far behind however, and the mixed board again takes third place.
- Bringing LGA 1156 Up To Speed
- LGA 1156 On P67? Meet The P67 Transformer
- The “Friendly Competition”
- Test System Configuration
- Storage Performance: Transfer Diagrams
- Storage Performance: Sustained, Repetitive, And Streaming Transfers
- Storage Performance: Access Time And IOPS
- Storage Performance: PCMark Vantage
- System Performance: DX11 Games
- System Performance: DX10 Games
- Power And Efficiency