M.2 PCIe Performance
We test M.2 PCIe performance using an Aorus PCIe Gen 4 2TB SSD. This SSD uses a Phison-based PCIe Gen 4 controller.
M.2 performance is close to where we would expect it, with the PCIe Gen 4 x4 SSD peaking at just below 5GBps.
Cooling performance from Gigabyte’s M.2 heatsink was reasonable. We observed the drive operating at 63°C in our CrystalDiskMark benchmark run, even when our OS SSD was installed under the same heatsink.
SATA 6Gbps Performance
For SATA 6Gbps testing we use a Crucial MX300 750GB SSD.
No problems to report with SATA performance. We do not see any reason why users should have concerns about deploying an army of SATA SSDs.
Rightmark Audio Analyser is a freeware benchmarking utility designed to objectively test the performance characteristics of audio solutions. We setup a line-in line-out loop and execute the record/playback test before generating the results report you see below. A sampling mode of 24-bit, 192 kHz was tested.
Rightmark Audio Analyser rates the Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Master motherboard’s AMP-UP audio system as ‘Very Good’ overall, with most of the categories scoring ‘Excellent’.