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SSDs for future games

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Sabrent had a pretty good sale for their NVMe's doing a speed up to 5000mps, I know there is worth in this for transferring large files and for workstation set ups.

But is there much worth in these speeds for gaming yet? I know engines are now going to pull data straight from the storage device in upcoming games, but wouldn't it make more sense to get something that could just do 3400mps at a cheaper cost or even as low as 500mps for even cheaper?

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Nobody knows about the future, but it's likely it will take years for direct storage to appear in games, and 3400MB/s is more than enough for any gaming you could dream of today. 

 

 


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For most all games, there is very little difference in load times between ssds. Even a slow sata ssd is not noticable from a optane(these are normally the fastest, as peak speeds don't really matter, and optane is much faster in most real world uses) drive in most uses.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

For most all games, there is very little difference in load times between ssds. Even a slow sata ssd is not noticable from a optane(these are normally the fastest, as peak speeds don't really matter, and optane is much faster in most real world uses) drive in most uses.

 

 

Oh no I am not talking about load times, hence me coming here, google is FILLED with ssds improving load times.

I am talking about future games. I am sorry my question become misleading when I mentioned the Hard drive thing

RTX IO: GPU Accelerated Storage Technology | NVIDIA

I have no idea how to describe the "new feature" but I am talking about this. I know PS5 is doing and Nivida talked about it too

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1 minute ago, Snowmnason said:

Oh no I am not talking about load times, hence me coming here, google is FILLED with ssds improving load times.

I am talking about future games. I am sorry my question become misleading when I mentioned the Hard drive thing

RTX IO: GPU Accelerated Storage Technology | NVIDIA

I have no idea how to describe the "new feature" but I am talking about this. I know PS5 is doing and Nivida talked about it too

We really don't know. Its gonna be years before games start to use this if I had to make a guess, and probably a few more years before games start to require it.

 

I would't worry about this when setting up a pc now, as its probably gonna be so far out, you may need anouther ssd anyways.

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11 minutes ago, Snowmnason said:

I have no idea how to describe the "new feature" but I am talking about this. I know PS5 is doing and Nivida talked about it too

The feature is called "Direct Storage", as @RadiatingLight mentioned above. The Nvidia implementation of this Microsoft API is called "RTX IO".

 

As others have said, until games actually use this feature (much less require it), it'll probably take some time, so you should be good with a "slower" SSD for the time being.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
23 hours ago, Eigenvektor said:

The feature is called "Direct Storage"

As others have said, until games actually use this feature (much less require it), it'll probably take some time, so you should be good with a "slower" SSD for the time being.

Well either way I got one of them saved a little over 80 bucks on the 1tb! lol

Thank you though this information is really helpful!

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