Are you gonna buy an SSD but thinking can it really improve your gaming performance? If you do, then you are landed in the correct place because today I am gonna discuss about does SSD improve gaming output?
SSD (Solid-state drive) is nothing but a storage system that can be used instead of the hard drive in the computer. But, how it actually helps in gaming? Here is the answer:
Compared to hard drives SSDs can give super quick load time. In gaming, SSD can cut the time to install games, loading screens faster and also can remove lagginess a bit if you have a powerful GPU. SSD can transfer data up to 3 or 4 times than a hard drive, and that’s why it can basically increase the loading speed but not directly impacts fps while gaming.
You want to know why SSD can loads everything faster than former Hard drives, right? To know it, you have to know how SSDs work and how it is different from the HDD.
How SSD actually works and why it is different from the HDDs?
The solid-state drive is made of NAND flash memory, it doesn’t need any magnetic effect to work. Rather, an SSD is a complete chipset like RAMs. But, RAM can’t hold (store) data after the system is turned off but an SSD can.
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If you have ever opened a hard drive then you can find a small metal plate that rotates to read data. This works a bit like CD disks. If you play console games, then you might know how it works, right?
So, to store data in a hard drive, it has to follow a complete process, while in the case of SSD, since it contains only PCB (general one), it doesn’t work on magnetic effect, so generally it is a pretty fast, also called flash storage device.
Here, I have described the main working difference between SSD and HDD and why SSD is faster than hard drives.
Now, we have understood that SSDs are faster, but what are the advantages of it, do they can really improve gaming or PC’s overall performance? Let’s discuss-
Does SSD really improve gaming?
There are tons of factors that make your gaming performance great. Talking about the SSD, yes, it can improve your gaming performance. Actually, not only gaming but SSD fast forward things like booting windows, game loading screen, installing gamnes.
If you are thinking after installing SSD, your gameplay (fps) is gonna increase at an extreme level, unfortunately, you are wrong. SSD can’t increase the fps directly, but if you are using an old hard drive and felling lagging in spite of having powerful CPU, GPU, RAM, then SSD can help you with that.
So, SSD can remove the lagginess (if the issue is not coming from GPU part). Also, a general hard drive can load data around 200 MB per second, but talking about the new SSD’s they can do more than double, almost triple.
Ultimately, because of the faster transfer of data, reading, and writing, SSD is just awesome if you wanna get quick results. If you install your OS in SSD, then it can load your complete PC under 5 seconds (my personal experience), which is not possible every time with HDD.
Talking about the gameplay, SSD is very helpful. We all know all the latest, high graphics games size more than 100 GB and it takes a huge amount of time after downloading. But, if you have an SSD, you can actually cut the time takes by half or 1 third, which is pretty awesome.
Not only installing, but SSD is also very helpful for loading kind of stuff. In every part, while playing the game where you have to wait till loading, SSD can easily reduce the loading time, and make your gameplay more awesome.
Also, since SSD doesn’t work on a magnetic effect, a disc is not rotating inside the drive, so their lifespan is also more than hard drives. Usually, after a few years, the speed of hard drive decreases, but in the case of SSD, they are not gonna give a decrease in performance till the last day.
Overall, SSD is quite helpful and if you want good gaming performance like a fast loading screen, install them quickly, then you should try this. Otherwise, it will not impact directly in actual gameplay.
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Impact of SSD in overall fps:
Talking about SSD’s impact on overall fps in gameplay, no SSD is not for increasing fps in games. If you are struggling with fps issues while playing games, you should check your GPU, CPU, and RAM first.
As I have discussed above, SSD is a storage device and works more efficiently than hard drives. Although it can do to loading part of games faster, reduce time taken but ultimately it can’t impact the fps (frame per second) while playing games.
So, if you are thining SSD can increase fps and gameplay, you are going in the wrong direction.
Should you choose/buy SSD for gaming?
After understanding the impact of SSD in gaming and fps, the question occurs should you choose SSD for gaming.
My answer will be yes you should. See, in 2020 mostly games come with huge sizes, and to install them you are gonna need hours if you are not using an SSD.
Also, with a hard drive, you have to wait long after you launch any game and can play. But, if you use an SSD will fast forward this process.
Moreover, SSD can boot your PC super fast, boost transfer speed, increase read/writing speed, which is very important if you use your PC for a few hours a day.
So, although SSD is a bit expensive, I think its output is amazing and completely justify its price. Also, the lifespan of SSD is more than HDD because there is not any moving disc installed in the SSD.
Although it directly not effects gaming but to reduce loading screen time, it is just worth buying.
So, I suggest if you have a good PC and have the budget, you should try SSD. I assure you after installing it once, you are gonna love it.
In this post I have discussed about can SSDs really improve gaming performance and fps. I hope after reading this post, you have understood this topic and can learn some cool things about SSDs.
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