Performance in Winbench99
Having tested our controllers in a number of illustrative synthetic benchmarks we would like to spend some time discussing the results all four testing participants showed in the classical Winbench99 test. Disk WinMark numbers in the final tables are highlighted with different colors for your convenience: the highest scores are highlighted blue, and the lowest – red.
Let’s find out how the integrated chipset controllers affect the performance of a RAID 0 array first. We will start with Fat32 file system:
We can see on the diagram that the most efficient here is SiS964 controller. Hereinafter we will estimate the efficiency of our testing participants according to High-End Disk WinMark value. Moreover, the advantage shows by SiS964 solution over the competitors is quite significant, which is also true for the Business Disk WinMark result. The second fastest according to this test is the Intel ICH6R, which looks more attractive than its ICH5R fellow. VIA VT8237 controller appeared the slowest of all.
When we limit the storage space to 32GB, we do not see any great difference in the overall picture. Again SiS964 is far ahead of all, followed by ICh6R, ICH5R and VIA VT8237.