USB 3.1 Preview Testing with MSI

Written by Antony Leather

February 2, 2015 // 1:31 p.m.

Tags: #how-fast-is-usb-31 #msi #msi-usb-31 #usb-3 #usb-31 #usb-31-preview-testing-with-msi #usb-31-vs-usb-3

USB 3.1 Testing and Results

Our test setup included MSI's X99 board and USB 3.1 kit using two Intel SSD 730 SSD's, while our own kit comprised an Intel Core i7-5960X, 16GB Corsair Dominator 2,666MHz DDR4 memory, an Nvidia GTX 780 graphics card and Crucial M500 SSD with Windows 8.1 as the OS.

CrystalDiskMark

Incompressible Data, 1,000MB Sequential

  • USB 3.1 (ASMedia 1142AE)
  • USB 3 (Intel X99 PCH)
  • USB 2 (Intel X99 PCH)
    • 645
    • 505
    • 392
    • 404
    • 42
    • 40
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
MB/sec, higher is better
  • Read
  • Write

CrystalDiskMark

Incompressible Data, 4K Random read/write, Single QD

  • USB 3.1 (ASMedia 1142AE)
  • USB 3 (Intel X99 PCH)
  • USB 2 (Intel X99 PCH)
    • 23.85
    • 64.48
    • 18.70
    • 24.91
    • 10.54
    • 13.62
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
MB/sec, Higher is better
  • Read
  • Write

CrystalDiskMark

Incompressible Data, 4K Random read/write, 32 QD

  • USB 3.1 (ASMedia 1142AE)
  • USB 3 (Intel X99 PCH)
  • USB 2 (Intel X99 PCH)
    • 25.60
    • 74.95
    • 21.51
    • 35.92
    • 11.89
    • 16.36
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
MB/sec, Higher is better
  • Read
  • Write

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Overlapped I/O, 1024KB

  • USB 3.1 (ASMedia 1142AE)
  • USB 3 (Intel X99 PCH)
  • USB 2 (Intel X99 PCH)
    • 650
    • 509
    • 413
    • 410
    • 42
    • 42
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
700
MB/sec, higher is better
  • Read
  • Write

File Transfer

2GB video file

  • USB 3.1 (ASMedia 1142AE)
  • USB 3 (Intel X99 PCH)
  • USB 2 (Intel X99 PCH)
    • 580
    • 409
    • 347
    • 298
    • 40
    • 37
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
MB/sec, higher is better
  • Read
  • Write

File Transfer

2GB small files

  • USB 3.1 (ASMedia 1142AE)
  • USB 3 (Intel X99 PCH)
  • USB 2 (Intel X99 PCH)
    • 156
    • 114
    • 77
    • 60
    • 25
    • 25
0
25
50
75
100
125
150
175
MB/sec, higher is better
  • Read
  • Write

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