If your PC feels like it’s forever running out of storage, then it might be time to add another SSD to the mix – and to help you get the best deals on today’s best SSDs for gaming, we’ve rounded up all the lowest prices for them in the UK and US. This week, SSD deals are pretty scarce for those of us living in the UK, as prices have either remained static or gone up. Thankfully, US prices have kept a more even keel over the last week or so, making it a much better time to buy for those of you across the pond. Still, with a £10 off a Samsung T5 this week, there are still a couple of good SSD deals around for UK shoppers, so whether you’re looking for a cheap SATA drive or a brand-new NVMe SSD, these are the cheapest SSD deals of the week. … [Read more...] about SSD deals of the week – 9th September 2020
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Now, if you don't have an NVMe slot on your motherboard, you can instead take a look at the WD Blue 3D SSDs on offer. However, I'd say that neither of them should really be considered a great deal at their current prices. The 1TB version has been slightly less at £85 last month, while the 4TB one has also been recently seen at £360. Not massive differences, but still enough to put you off an impulse purchase. … [Read more...] about This Western Digital 500GB NVMe SSD is down to £70
Nvidia showed the technology loading Marbles (that real-time ray traced slither of loveliness that I can't way to play for myself) from a PCIe 4.0 NVMe drive using RTX I/O as opposed to getting the CPU to do all the hard work. You're looking at 1.61 second to load the entire thing using RTX I/O, as opposed to the 5.02 seconds it took a 24-core Threadripper to do the same thing, with every core maxed in the process. And as an aside Nvidia showed the whole thing loading uncompressed from a hard drive too, and that took 62 seconds. … [Read more...] about Should you upgrade your CPU for top Nvidia Ampere performance?
What I am keen to find out, though, is whether Nvidia’s RTX IO tech will end up being even faster than DirectStorage when they’re used together. After all, the upcoming second generation of AMD Navi GPUs sit at the heart of both the Xbox Series X and PS5, and I’d imagine that AMD’s imminent RX 6000 graphics cards will be built around Microsoft’s DirectStorage tech as well. AMD have always favoured open source technologies rather than going down their own proprietary route like Nvidia, so I’d be very interested to see whether Nvidia’s RTX IO adds anything on top of DirectStorage, or whether it’s just nonsense marketing fluff to make Nvidia’s RTX 3000 cards look better. … [Read more...] about PC game load times are about to get a whole lot faster thanks to Microsoft’s DirectStorage tech
You're not getting the fastest SSD in the world with this model, but for general purpose computing and gaming in its current state, it is certainly fast enough (and much peppier than a mechanical HDD). Specifically, Team Group rates this drive as being able to deliver up to 530MB/s of sequential reads and up to 480MB/s of sequential writes. … [Read more...] about If you’re running low on storage, this 1TB SSD is on sale for $75