Asus P5N-E SLI Review (Page 10 of 11)

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.

After all these tests, it clearly demonstrates to us that the memory controller on the Asus P5N-E SLI is very good -- leading in the results every time against Intel chipset based motherboards. The memory latency came within 0.1ns of the Asus P5W64-WS Professional in our EVEREST Memory Latency benchmark.

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

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A Long Bench has been run to analyze the SATA2 performance on the Asus P5N-E SLI. The drive used in our test is a Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA2 hard drive with 16MB cache built on perpendicular recording technology.

Since the results for ICH7R and ICH8R in HDTach is identical according to our previous tests, we will compare the SATA performance of the Asus P5N-E SLI (NF430 MCP) to the Asus P5W64-WS Professional (ICH7R). Except for that little dip in the middle (Which can be caused by external factors that's not really the controller nor the drive's fault), the performance can be regarded as identical. The only difference is the burst speed -- in which the ICH7R equipped P5W64-WS Professional has a 247.1MB/s burst, versus Asus P5N-E SLI's burst speed of 230.9MB/s.

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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.

The red line represents the Asus P5W64-WS Professional, while the blue line represents the Asus P5N-E SLI. The USB performance goes for pretty much the same as SATA performance; it is almost identical. The ICH7R controller seems to have an insignificant 0.3MB/s lead though.

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 9.5, SuperPI 1M
7. Benchmark: EVEREST CPU
8. Benchmark: EVEREST FPU
9. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory
10. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory Latency, HDTach
11. Onboard Sound, Overclocking, Conclusion