ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden ReviewRHKCommander959 - December 15, 2013
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ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing:
Crystal Disk Mark 3.0: Crystal Disk Mark is a hard drive benchmark designed to measure the read and write speeds of drives by using 4k blocks, 512k blocks, and sequential data. For the test, we chose the 1000MB option.
Testing with Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 shows the ECS Z87H3-AX Golden either performing average or slightly worse than the other two featured boards. The sixth SATA port performed lower than ports one through five — documentation didn't indicate this, but port six is provided by the ASM1061 controller (it can provide two ports). During boot-up the controller screen with SSD model was shown when the plug was used. Speeds were closer to SATA II speeds although the ASM controller is SATA III. The controller is connected by an x1 PCI Express 2.0 lane, which should provide roughly 500MB/s. Testing the controller showed speeds roughly two-thirds of the speed provided by the Intel ports.