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SSD ocz vertex 3 VS hdd for Diablo 3

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a b G Storage
May 11, 2012 12:27:08 PM

Hello,

Will this give me gaming improvement while playing diablo 3?

tyvm in advance.
a b G Storage
May 11, 2012 1:59:27 PM

Hello,

The only "improvement" it will give is loading time.

Blizzard mentioned they might have a 40 second login delay on the 15th when D3 is released.

It will not give you any extra frames per second.

I would still install it on the SSD though...i know I am installing it on my SSD :D 
May 11, 2012 2:20:33 PM

I know I will be installing this on my SSD as well. I'm not sure how the game will be caching previously visited areas in the same play, though I'm sure some tech website will post some SSD benchmarks for D3 soon enough.
It seems like with the use of waypoints, town portals, and smallish sized floors with multi level dungeons that an SSD would be extremely benificial. Much more so than in WoW of Battlefield 3. In the beta I was changing areas every 5-10 minutes so 4 or 5 seconds could add up real quick.
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May 11, 2012 2:31:38 PM

In my opinion when it comes to Diablo3 a SSD is the best upgrade for any rig that is not completely outdated.

Since you will get good fps at good resolutions and high details even if your computer is a bit weak, the only thing which holds you back or reduces your "farming-efficiency" are loading times. Even though Diablo 3 does not seem to require as many new games and as much area-changing as its predecessors, it might still be important.
a b G Storage
May 11, 2012 2:32:13 PM

dat load times!
June 22, 2012 3:04:43 PM

Actually it will give you a very noticable performance improvement in Diablo 3 at the moment.

Currently there is a bug/design oversignt with Diablo 3 where it dosent pre load assets on level load, so when you first start playing every time you use a skill, see a new mob etc it will cause the game to stutter very badly as it's trying to load the assets from the HDD on the fly, unfortunatly most HDD's rnt fast enough to do this at the moment.

I had this issue so copied the game over to my revodrive, bam, instant fix & smooth as silk.
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