How shiny will your gaming be on an SSD
Subject: General Tech | December 11, 2013 - 11:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sure, it is obvious that an SSD will speed up your boot time and the loading speed of programs but will it actually make your in game experience better? [H]ard|OCP tested a Western Digital 640GB Black Edition HDD against a Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB in five different games. The results are as you might expect; consistency, framerate and gameplay performance differences all fall within the margin of error showing that in game the SSD will not have much effect. On the other hand load times for both the game and saves are vastly improved.
"We've upgraded all our video card test systems to SSDs recently. But does it actually make a difference in real world gaming performance? Today we are going to test the claim that an SSD will improve your gameplay experience compared to a spinning hard drive. We test several games apples-to-apples on our video card test system."
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