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.