USB 3.0 and SATA 3

As I mentioned before, USB 3.0 and SATA 3 testing used to be a little more important because motherboard manufactures used to us aftermarket controllers to add additional SATA and USB 3.0 ports to their boards. With X99, Intel finally added enough that we shouldn’t see that very much anymore. What I was curious about was with the Classified having very few USB 3.0 ports if it would change performance at all. In the end, it performed slightly lower than the Asus did without their unique Turbo setup. Eight MB/s isn’t going to hurt anyone or even be noticeable in day to day use so I wouldn’t be all that concerned with the different in speed. The Classified did make up for it on the SATA side with an eight point improvement. In the end it all averages out.


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Asus X99 Deluxe


EVGA X99 Classified


USB 3.0

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Asus X99 Deluxe


Asus X99 Deluxe w/turbo


EVGA X99 Classified



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35666 15 Sep 2014 21:30
With the LAN hitting right after the Intel and AMD launches I nearly forgot to publish our coverage of the EVGA X99 Classified. Check it out!

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