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X58 In 2010: Four LGA 1366 Boards With USB 3.0 And SATA 6Gb/s

Benchmark Results: Productivity

Photoshop clearly illustrates the confusing performance we had experienced with the X58 Extreme3's SATA 6Gb/s controller disabled. The same board perks up to "normal" performance levels with both add-in controllers enabled.

Asus falls slightly behind the 31-second norm when rendering a 3ds Max frame.

We find identical performance in AVG and a virtual 4-way-tie in both file-compression benchmarks.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.