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Next-gen games & NVME

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I've been storing my games on a 7200rpm hard disk drive since 2010, and recently I've felt like SATA SSDs are just about cheap enough that it might be worth going full-SSD in my gaming rig. I'm aware the games don't make use of the faster load times you get with NVMe but I'm curious, will they eventually become a necessity? With the next-gen consoles having fast storage will developers be able to leverage this in any meaningful way? 


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Hmm... I don't think they would. This is because most game files are a type of compressed files where the CPU needs to unpacked them in RAM before it can process them. No matter how fast the drive may be, it is bottleneck by the decompression process of the CPU.

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44 minutes ago, -ism said:

will they eventually become a necessity

in the near future, highly unlikely. Eventually, depends on if we have fast enough storage to do away with dedicated system memory, cause once that becomes a thing and affordable other storage tech is in trouble

47 minutes ago, -ism said:

With the next-gen consoles having fast storage will developers be able to leverage this in any meaningful way?

almost certainly


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