USB 3.0 and SATA 3

When it comes to motherboard performance one of the most important aspects is something that most people don’t even give any thought too. That is data transfer speeds both on the USB and SATA interfaces. We have put the Formula V to the test in both situations using a Corsair Force GT SSD to push the limits. Transfer speed is tested using Crystal Disc Mark on both the read and writes. As you can see from the results below, once again the USB 3.0 boost that Asus provides helps them dominate our tests well above what we saw from the Gigabyte and Intel motherboards. Write speed was slightly less and not boosted at all by their USB 3.0 Boost. I have also included results comparing the boost vs non-boost results. As you can see, the difference is staggering.



Interesting enough, The Formula V did just about as well on the SATA benchmarks. This was interesting considering they were all tested using the build in Intel Z77 chipset controller. Either way, we know that the Formula V is going to handle even the fastest SSD’s in your new monster PC build.



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #30860 18 May 2013 03:39
For those of you who love watercooling your PC, this board has water cooling built in. I would highly recommend taking a look, Enjoy!
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trgtprctc replied the topic: #30867 18 May 2013 23:11
I have had this board in my current gaming rig since August and love it. I am not water cooling the thermo fusion block, but it is nice to know I have the option. This is the 2nd time I have bought an Asus Maximus Formula series board, and I will absolutely buy more in the future. Definitely a great product.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #30872 19 May 2013 09:43
I would love to see pics of your updated rig!
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trgtprctc replied the topic: #30879 19 May 2013 17:04
It was the first time I ever took great care in wiring. The HAF XM case is great for that.
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Leonresevil2 replied the topic: #30909 21 May 2013 01:37
Looks pretty great, just not an Intel guy, and not prepared for that price range on mobos.

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