P45 Showdown - Asus P5Q Deluxe vs MSI P45 Diamond

Drive I/O Performance

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.
HD tach Burst speed
HDTach read speed
HDTach Random Access
HDtach CPU%

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. 
Sisoft Sandra Disk index
Sisoft Sandra Disk access
Result Observations
As you can see, there is nothing to differentiate between the two motherboards with respect to hard disk performance, which was to be expected
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Most Recent Comments

27-05-2008, 08:16:41

"With Intels latest chipset about to be officially launched we have managed to grab two P45 samples and pitch them against one another to see who is top dog."


Asus P5Q Deluxe vs MSI P45 Diamond Review by WebboQuote

27-05-2008, 09:11:35

Stellar review as always Jim. The ASUS P5Q appears to have the goods where it counts although the MSI P45 Diamond is well laid out - bar the colour scheme.

Well done Quote

27-05-2008, 10:32:12

good review

gotta love the mass of extra's you get with the msi

but i've worked with msi's before, they're great stable boards, at stock...or when overclocked, its just so frustrating if you want to overclock, hense why i left my proccy stock when i had my P975x platinum...lol

gotta love the ease of overclocking with asusQuote

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