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2 years ago#1
I know certain PC games suffer from Long Load Times, Texture Pop In, and Stuttering which are 3 issues I've experienced in allot of my games.

Is there a list that shows which games run better on an SSD over a HDD?
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2 years ago#2
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To be honest, you're not going to see much in-game performance increase from having an SSD, if any at all. What it does kill is boot time and loading screens, which depending on the game can be painfully slow with a regular hard drive.
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2 years ago#3
sandbox games, GTA4, Skyrim, etc

A lot of games have long load times (like Crysis 1) and those are greatly eliminated

FFXIV on SSD was night and day, I zone so much
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2 years ago#4
dolphin :X
and sims
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2 years ago#5
fuzzyman posted...
sandbox games, GTA4, Skyrim, etc

A lot of games have long load times (like Crysis 1) and those are greatly eliminated

FFXIV on SSD was night and day, I zone so much


Skyrim runs great but GTA4 seems to stutter like crazy when installed to my SSD. When I install it to my HDD it runs fine.
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2 years ago#6
GTA4 seems to have a lot of problems, period.

I like games that I play frequently on SSD, especially multiplayer. If I am going to only put 20 hours in a game, no point.
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2 years ago#7
It's not worth it to buy an SSD for gaming. Buy it for better Desktop performance, end of story.
2 years ago#8
Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3 are pretty great to have on an SSD, Skyrim benefits heavily. It's not worth it for the civilization games because most of the loading times are due to the cpu crunching stuff. At least, i didn't notice much difference, and I had it on a ramdisk.

PS2 and wii isos are pretty good to have on an SSD. Currently residing on my RAMdisk is GTA: San Andreas.
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2 years ago#9
What about Civilization 5? I have all DLC as well.
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2 years ago#10
Minecraft is a great example, if you can ramdisk it even better. Basically, if you're moving you're loading, no way around it.
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