Below are pictures of the test kit

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The ASUS Z97-A USB 3.1 motherboard supports the 4th/5th  Generation Intel processors. It supports SLI and CrossFireX. it also supports multiple display output including HDMI, DisplayPort, D-SUB and DVI-D.  The Cyan coloured are the USB 3.1 connectors while the blue are USB 3.0.
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 The ASMEDIA ASM 1083 USB 3.1 chipset

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The USB 3.1 enclosure seen from the side. On the left is the USB Type C connector. There are 3 LEDs next to it. That is followed by a header for power switch and the last connector is a USB power connector port.

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On the next few pages, we will take a look at the benchmarks – CrystalDiskMark, SiSoft Sandra and ATTO benchmark in USB 3.0, USB 3.1 and USB 3.1 Turbo mode.

ASUS Z97-A USB 3.1 $159.99 (US)

ASUS Z97-A USB 3.1 £ 149.59 (UK)

USB 3.1 Accessories

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By Harry