Asus P6T Deluxe X58 OC Palm Edition Motherboard

HDTach is a free hard disk benchmarking program from SimpliSoftware. This benchmark is not only capable of producing results on hard disk access times but also CPU usage required during disk access. The “Long bench” was run a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.


SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.


Results Conclusions

This time the results are more evenly matched with the ICH10R performing equally as well as the Nvidia I/O controller. Interestingly, Sisoft Sandra preferred the Nvidia controller to the P6T but HDTach recorded the opposite albeit very closely matched results.

Let’s take a look at the media encoding benchmarks…