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Windows 7: SSD for games

13 Apr 2013   #21
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Games will launch faster, and will load maps and things stored on the drive faster, but in-game performance does not benefit from being on an SSD.

Hi there

Any reason why not or is it just your experience. I suggested the fact that the GPU does a lot of the processing now with modern high performance graphic cards rather than the OS itself but wasn't sure.

An answer like yours above doesn't tell anybody what they really want to know.

A BMW goes faster than a bicycle -- yes we all know that but if you were from Planet Mars say and had never seen any BMW or Bicycle you would want a brief explanation of Why the BMW goes faster.

Cheers
jimbo


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13 Apr 2013   #22
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Because after the launch and after the program is loaded, the other components run the game. I don't imagine the game has to access the storage drive much. The CPU/GPU/RAM take over during actual gameplay, and they are ALL faster than the SSD or HDD.
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13 Apr 2013   #23
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Thanks -- However if the gameplay requires any OS functionality during play it should benefit from the SSD - however if most of it is handled by the GPU then you would be correct.

RAM isn't the answer itself since although its FAST it's no good unless the OS accesses it -- this requires kernel modules to read / write RAM and do other "addressing" functions -- hence OS functionality is required which definitely DOES benefit from using an SSD.

A lot of these modules would probably be in a special system "pre-fetch" area or on the paging device - so SSD access would be required in any case.

The real crunch here is what percentage does the GPU play in gameplay -- if the OS functionality required is relatively small then you are correct but otherwise an SSD will STILL benefit -- especially if there is a lot of memory handling.

Cheers
jimbo
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13 Apr 2013   #24
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

When you see reviews about game/system requirements, there has never been any mention of a game "playing better on an SSD"......it's CPU/GPU/RAM. That is what makes a game go.....besides having to look up a texture pack or map or w/e, the actual gameplay doesn't need anything from the drive. I am strictly talking about what goes on when the game is up and running and being played.....the SSD will do nothing at that time.
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13 Apr 2013   #25
yk7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Followed those instructions but it says the recommended is 24516 mb and my SSD doesn't have that much left..
I was expecting only a few hundred mb.
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13 Apr 2013   #26
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yk7 View Post
Followed those instructions but it says the recommended is 24516 mb and my SSD doesn't have that much left..
I was expecting only a few hundred mb.
Oh you have plenty of RAM, you dont need the pagefile much. Set it to 4096 MB. That should suffice.
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13 Apr 2013   #27
yk7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

So since I have 16gb of RAM, I wouldn't benefit at all from putting the pagefile on my SSD?
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14 Apr 2013   #28
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yk7 View Post
So since I have 16gb of RAM, I wouldn't benefit at all from putting the pagefile on my SSD?
No, you will, but benefit lesser. No matter how much RAM you have, the pagefile is still used, that's how Windows is designed to work.
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14 Apr 2013   #29
yk7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yk7 View Post
So since I have 16gb of RAM, I wouldn't benefit at all from putting the pagefile on my SSD?
No, you will, but benefit lesser. No matter how much RAM you have, the pagefile is still used, that's how Windows is designed to work.
As for the pagefile size, would 5gb work? What happens if it's too small?
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14 Apr 2013   #30
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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So since I have 16gb of RAM, I wouldn't benefit at all from putting the pagefile on my SSD?
No, you will, but benefit lesser. No matter how much RAM you have, the pagefile is still used, that's how Windows is designed to work.
As for the pagefile size, would 5gb work? What happens if it's too small?
If you have the space, 5 GB should suffice. If it's too small, active applications will start crashing when you run out of RAM as well as the pagefile which is NEVER going to happen in your case since you have plenty of RAM unless you have SEVERAL "big" applications running together, for example running 2-3 games as well as photoshop, corel draw, after effects all at the same time (still things would work in your case, 16+5 GB is more than enough).
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