USB 3.0 and SATA 3

With Intel adding even more SATA3 and USB 3.0 ports on the new chipset there aren’t going to be very many motherboards that have big slowdowns on them anymore unless they add even more ports using aftermarket controllers. Even so I still put the Asus X99 Deluxe through our tests. Asus is the only company currently that offers anything like their USB 3.0 Turbo Boost. Most of the time I would think that this would just be a feature that does very little but adds a marketing point for the box. For the last few years Asus has had this feature and every single time I test it I am impressed. I mean look at the performance difference between their normal USB 3.0 read speed over the turbo speed. They manage this by using UASP Mode. The original specifications for USB 3.0 still handle the data in a similar way that they did with USB 2.0, one command at a time. UASP allows multiple simultaneous commands at once to make the file transfers more efficient. It’s still not as fast as SATA, but it is still a big improvement over normal USB 3.0.


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Asus X99 Deluxe


USB 3.0

Read Speed

Asus X99 Deluxe


Asus X99 Deluxe w/turbo



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35515 29 Aug 2014 16:26
We couldn't very well review a CPU without a motherboard right? Well I took a look at the Asus X99 Deluxe that I also used for testing the 5960X.

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