So I just wanted to post screenshots illustrating the difference in benchmarks I get with C-States enabled and disabled. I mentioned in my earlier post that they are significant, at least for me, and affect pretty much every aspect of SSD performance (as measured by synthetic benchmarks).
First, my AS SSD results with C-States disabled:
AS SSD results with C-States enabled:
To me, these differences are just crazy, especially regarding 4K and access times. The access time for reads doubles!
Perhaps there is another thread that discusses this at length or there is a more appropriate section for this topic, but I was wondering if anyone would care to weigh in on this. Ideally I could leave C-States enabled, because I don't OC (gasp! sacrilege!), and I'd rather not have my CPU idling at a constant 36x multiplier (which is a weird multiplier to be stuck on anyways), but I just hate the thought of losing all that SSD performance, even if I might not be able to notice the difference under normal usage. In regards to 36x being an odd multiplier to be stuck on, I have an i5 3570K, so 34x is the normal load multiplier, and 38x is the maximum turbo multiplier. I guess it decided to go with a happy medium? Also, with C-States disabled, the multiplier won't increase beyond 36x either, so no true Turbo Mode for me.
So... Any thoughts on what to do? Or can someone point me to a thread that maybe has the information I seek?