Asus P5NT-WS 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.

Continuing our EVEREST Memory Benchmark it clearly demonstrates to us that the memory controller on the Asus P5NT-WS motherboard is very good -- leading in the results every time against Intel chipset based motherboards as well as the mainstream Asus P5N-E SLI. The memory latency came in at a result of 61.4ns on our charts.

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 P5NT-WS. 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 P5NT-WS against the Asus P5W64-WS Professional. The red line shows the Asus P5NT-WS (NF570MCP) while performance is reflected by the blue line for ICH7R performance. Performance is almost identical -- except ICH7R has slightly better burst speed at 247.1 MB/s, while the NF570MCP produced a maximum burst of 230.9 MB/s. Our previous tests indicate that the NF430MCP has identical burst rate to the NF570MCP at 230.9 MB/s, using the same hard drive.

However, the NF570MCP has an overall average read speed of 64.6 MB/s -- 0.1 MB/s higher than the ICH7R controlled Seagate 7200.10 320GB.

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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 P5NT-WS, while the blue line represents the Asus P5W64-WS Professional. Consistent read speed with ICH7R is slightly better than the NF570MCP with a 0.3MB/s average higher rate.

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