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Can my motherboard sata controller bottleneck a new ssd? AMD SB850

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dimster

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Hi guys

I need some help here. I want to buy my first ever ssd and I am excited (it is going to be a huge in performance I know) !

I have a question though.

I am not sure if I can maximize the full potential of a new ssd. As I can see most of the new ones they have speeds exceeding 500MB/s.

I have an old motherboard Asus M5A88-V EVO which uses AMD SB850 controller. It has support for sata 3 but still I am not sure how good it is. Some more info can be found here

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2952/5
http://anandtech.com/show/2973/6gbps-sata-performance-amd-890gx-vs-intel-x58-p55/5

Does someone have any experience at all?
 

ATMINSIDE

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Jun 28, 2012
Yes, you're absolutely limited by the south bridge.
I had it happen with an old 880 chipset board myself.
 
OP
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ATMINSIDE

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I'd just grab the same thing as most other systems, the 850 EVO.
It's a solid drive, won't break the bank, and will give your system a nice kick in the rear :thup: