Originally Posted by TestECull;13459640
Fallout 3/New Vegas will benefite immensely from an SSD. They have trouble loading properly due to a piss-poor engine, but the speed of the SSD overwhelms the poor coding. Butter smooth.
El-wrongo. A game that loads the environment real-time is going to benefit, especially if that game has high-def textures. GTA IV would be a good example, you can spam draw distance with an SSD and not worry abut pop-in. This is especially true with games like New Vegas, which are poorly coded from the getgo. Throw NV on an SSD and it's like you've got an entirely new rig.
it would be a friggin shame if you would read my post. Notice that i said it removes stutter from load ins.
ALso you dont need an SSD to accomplish what you describe in Fallout, all it takes is a defragged harddrive with a decent speed and lots of memory, as you can preload everything it needs.
so no, its not life changing. If his rig is playing fallout at low settings, and SSD will be of very little use in terms of improving his gaming experience.