Asus M3N-HT Deluxe Review (Page 10 of 13)

Page 10 - Benchmark: EVEREST Memory Latency, HDTach

EVEREST Memory Latency

For more information on EVEREST, please read the description on Page 9 of this article.

Memory latency is very good -- AMD CPUs generally have the upperhand in terms of memory latency performance due to its integrated memory controller. This is no exception -- but then again, we are supposedly benchmarking the motherboard, not the CPU -- why do I keep going off on a tangent? Haha.

About HDTach

HD Tach will test the sequential read, random access and interface burst speeds of your attached storage device (hard drive, flash drive, removable drive, etc). All drive technologies such as SCSI, IDE/ATA, 1394, USB, SATA and RAID are supported. Test results from HD Tach can be used to confirm manufacturer specs, analyze your system for proper performance, and compare your performance with others. HD Tach is very easy to use, quick, and presents data in easy to read graphs, including the ability to compare two storage devices on screen at the same time for easy analysis.

From: Developer's Site

We were actually quite interested to see the PATA performance of the NVIDIA 780a chipset. It's actually actually very consistent with what we've previously tested on the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 on the Intel platform. The average read speed in our HDTach Long Bench is 49.6MB/s with our Western Digital Caviar 80GB hard drive; identical to the Gigabyte X48T-DQ6's PATA performance. Burst speed on the M3N-HT Deluxe was slightly better at 79.4MB/s as juxtaposed to the 76.4MB/s score obtained from Gigabyte's motherboard. Latency difference is negligible in relative.

Again, like our PATA performance above, the SATA2 performance tested with our Seagate 7200.10 hard drive is almost identical to the rest with negligible difference -- we'll end up publishing the same chart over again anyways at 64.6MB/s average read speed.

A Full Bench has been run to analyze USB performance. The drive used is a flash drive that we have with the fastest read speed -- and that's the OCZ Rally2 Turbo 4GB we've recently reviewed.

Again, USB performance was very good -- just slightly under the Intel ICH7/8/9 series in terms of average read. The tested USB performance with the Rally2 Turbo on NVIDIA 780a MCP was 32.1MB/s; slightly trailing Intel ICH9R's nominal performance of 32.8MB/s. Latency was also 0.4s higher on the Asus M3N-HT Deluxe.

Generally speaking, the storage performance on the Asus M3N-HT Deluxe is consistent within the range of other boards.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, and Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout
4. Test System; Benchmark: 3DMark06
5. Benchmark: PCMark05
6. Benchmark: Cinebench R10, SuperPI 1M
7. Benchmark: EVEREST CPU
8. Benchmark: EVEREST FPU
9. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory
10. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory Latency, HDTach
11. Onboard Sound (RMAA 6.06) Analyzation
12. Asus Express Gate Onboard Linux
13. Overclocking and Conclusion