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970 EVO Worth it?

Derrk
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I'm pretty happy with my build, including load times, but i guess my next upgrade would be to switch to nvme storage. 

Im currently have a 120gb sata m.2 (i think transcend), and i'm considering a 970 evo 500gb. It's within my budget, but the only thing really holding me back is that i would have to drain & disassemble my loop to access the m.2 slot.

Is it worth the upgrade? How much of a real-world difference would i see? If I'm just going to shave a couple seconds on my boot time, i don't think it's worth it

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if it's just a boot drive, SATA SSDs will do.

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

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Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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You will see very little difference in everyday use. Windows won't be any faster, games will load at basically the same speed, and unless you're doing something storage intensive, it probably isn't worth it.

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Just now, Jurrunio said:

if it's just a boot drive, SATA SSDs will do.

 

Just now, Fixinit1 said:

You will see very little difference in everyday use. Windows won't be any faster, games will load at basically the same speed, and unless you're doing something storage intensive, it probably isn't worth it.

i see the read/write times 7x faster than my sata and it gets me excited. but yeah, i didn't think it would make a huge difference

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Just now, Derrk said:

 

i see the read/write times 7x faster than my sata and it gets me excited. but yeah, i didn't think it would make a huge difference

Problem is that 7x is in a specfic synthetic use case. Real world tasks won't run workloads that see anywhere near a 7x difference.

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1 minute ago, Derrk said:

 

i see the read/write times 7x faster than my sata and it gets me excited. but yeah, i didn't think it would make a huge difference

but boot time is mostly latency dependent, and 970 evo isnt faster than 860 evo in that regard

CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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Just now, Electronics Wizardy said:

Problem is that 7x is in a specfic synthetic use case. Real world tasks won't run workloads that see anywhere near a 7x difference.

thats what i figured. Thanks everyone!

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Real world you will not see any noticeable difference sadly. It will be mostly for benchmarks or if you were serving up lots of small files.

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