How would an SSD improve my gaming performance? Is there any FPS increment after using SSD instead of HDD?
My System Configuration
- Windows 7 Professional
- Intel Core i7 3770
- 8GB Ram
- EVGA GTX 980
- ASRock Professional M Motherboard
- HDD 2TB (1TB+1TB)
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SSDs improve performance by reducing loading times, assuming the game is installed on the SSD, of course.
It depends on the game and how they were built.
Most games use streaming to load required resources from disk when they're needed. When your disk takes too long to stream those resources, you can experience objects appearing out of nowhere (pop up), or very low quality models or textures that are suddenly replaced by higher quality ones (pop in).
Rarely, a game may wait for a resource to be fully loaded before rendering. This can cause major lags when the disk is slow, or minor stuttering (or nothing at all) when the disk is fast.
Some games (especially older ones) don't stream at all. They just make the player wait in front of a loading screen until all resources needed for the current level have been loaded. In that case, an SSD neither impacts image quality nor framerate, only the time it took before you could start playing.