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aside from load times that is. i heard WOW benefits greatly due to streaming from faster SSD... what other games?
     
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no game really benefits greatly. An SSD is not going to suddenly make a game more fun. You will see improvements to load times, some less stutter that you would occasionally see in a game as it loads stuff.

pretty much every game benefits from an SSD, but not in the same way that you would see by getting a better processor or gpu.
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I dont think there are that many other games, I think MMORPG's will benefit to some extent. Other than that the only true benefit of an ssd is that the ssd is faster therefore it loads up a a game faster than HDD's.
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I have debated on putting wow on my ssd but just not quite convinced its worth all that space.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vhati;13457250 
no game really benefits greatly. An SSD is not going to suddenly make a game more fun. You will see improvements to load times, some less stutter that you would occasionally see in a game as it loads stuff.

pretty much every game benefits from an SSD, but not in the same way that you would see by getting a better processor or gpu.

Well said. An SSD should be to boot your regular load times in Windows, you're much better off spending money on a GPU for better gaming performance.
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I haven't noticed any improvements installing any games on my SSD. Just keep em on my second hard drive and leave the OS to the SSD
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I like loading SC2 replays and matches quickly. I threw everything on my SSD. Then again I only have 1 drive and 120 GB is more than enough for me. I don't download gigs of music/movies/store pictures.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vhati;13457250 
no game really benefits greatly. An SSD is not going to suddenly make a game more fun. You will see improvements to load times, some less stutter that you would occasionally see in a game as it loads stuff.

pretty much every game benefits from an SSD, but not in the same way that you would see by getting a better processor or gpu.

A game that loads everything in to RAM will not see any benefit except faster loading screen. A game that constantly streams textures, models, icons, animations (like wow) will see a huge increase in performance.

It depends on what you play. Load screens will undoubtedly be faster with an SSD by virtue of faster sequential reads. The random reads (like icons etc) will give you an improvement in games like WoW.
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I loaded LOTRO onto my SSD and load times are next to non-existent.
    
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Quote:
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A game that loads everything in to RAM will not see any benefit except faster loading screen. A game that constantly streams textures, models, icons, animations (like wow) will see a huge increase in performance.

It depends on what you play. Load screens will undoubtedly be faster with an SSD by virtue of faster sequential reads. The random reads (like icons etc) will give you an improvement in games like WoW.

This is true but vastly overstated. A game like wow is so undemanding that I doubt you would notice any difference using an SSD vs an HDD. A game that loads some parts of the world while you are in game would show a difference using an SSD vs an HDD but the difference would probably only be marginal and it would not cause your FPS to go any higher but rather your FPS would not get as low during times when the game is actually loading stuff from your HDD, which is typically just a few seconds once in a while as you move to a new area. Dont expect to see anything drastic.
    
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