- Mar 2, 2010
Is there a list around somewhere? I know most games outside of load time theres no real benefit but some can be drastically improved with an SSD.
As already mentioned, any game you feel has lots of maps and textures might benefit from using an SSD.. but have read it probably won't help as much as you think although a second saved here, a second saved there is better than none saved. It also might help you get into servers faster after map changes and with games which have large landscapes.
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on an HD, I can definitely tell it is loading textures as they happen in game. the SSD will load the textures immediately, saving you the potential delay.
What's not being loaded into ram? I ask because I already tried hon on the sad and outside loaf time there was no difference at all.
Most modern games use a predictive method to detemrine what textures need and do not need to be in VRAM. Therefore, if they think you won't be using sometihng in the next couple of seconds, they might drop it and the same goes for adding. Some games are better at this than others. However, if they can get it all into VRAM, they will.
I heard that it helps greatly for FSX, especially if you have dozens of gig of add-ons, like most enthusiasts do.