The Fallout 4 launch trailer is here and with it a few surprises! The Synths, which were included as a quest in Fallout 3, look to be a large part of this installment. This can only be a wonderful thing. Being able to play as a female character might open up more sales by attracting female gamers as well. My computer is ready to take on this beast. Is yours?
I’ve done some benchmark comparisons against my Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (AHCI), Samsung 950 Pro 512GB (NVMe) and 1TB Seagate (HDD). All benchmarks were performed using AS SSD Benchmark, CrystalDiskMark and Samsung’s Magician. Real world experience is pretty amazing. Copying a 4GB file from the 840 Pro to the 950 Pro topped out at 2GBps…. yup! That’s 2 GIGABYTES per second! Those kinds of numbers ain’t nothin’ to scoff at. So far I am impressed. Games load significantly faster, although I’ve only tested playing Wolfenstein The New Order and really don’t have any concrete numbers. I would say it takes slightly more than half the time to load levels. Again, nothin’ to scoff at.
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
Seagate 1TB HDD
I’m including the ancient HDD technology here for the sake of comparison. The highest end HDD cannot dream of even approaching the performance of the lowest end SSD.