Gigabyte EX58-UD4P X58 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 Analysis

The hard drive benchmarks are always going to be a close run test with all the boards on test being based on the Intel ICH10R controller. With very little to choose between the motherboards, the UD4P did however manage to out pace a most of the boards on test albeit by a small margin but certainly by nothing ‘noticeable’ in real world conditions.

Let’s see how the motherboard performs with our multimedia benchmark suite…