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High-End Chipset Battle

RAID 5 I/O Performance (Intact & Degraded

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x48 790i sli

x48 790i sli

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In RAID 5, a great deal of processor performance is required to perform the parity (XOR) calculations that create the redundancy information for each stripeset. Nvidia does well at low command queue depths, but the ICH8 and ICH9 from Intel do better when many commands are pending.