ASRock Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard Review

Testing – SATA, USB & Network
To test SATA, M.2, and USB speeds we make use of CrystalDiskMark hard drive benchmarking tool. First up is our SATA drive which is the Kingston UV400 480GB drive.

ssd

For the M.2 test we will be using the Western Digital WD Black NVMe drive.

nvme

For the USB 3.1 tests we also use CrystalDiskMark. We actually decided to use a the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD.

usb3

To test the network adapter performance we use LAN Speed Test.

asrock lan

Power consumption for a system is of course very important. To measure power consumption I used a killawatt meter. The idle test is taken on the Windows 10 desktop and the load test is taken while running AIDA64’s system stability test with GPU’s enabled. Remember these values are for the entire system.

asrock power idle

asrock power load

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