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What's the minimum AMD and Intel CPU for SSD to effect a change?

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February 14, 2013 3:15:58 AM

In order to take advantage of the bottlenecks you're getting rid of thanks to SSD, there must be a minimum CPU for it to be effective. Isn't it that on PCs that are too old, SSD wouldn't be of much use because of the bottlenecks inside the CPU? For Intel would this be i3, and what would it be for AMD? Or is this all just nonsense, and SSD is even good on a CPU from 2005?
February 14, 2013 5:23:00 AM

It doesn't make any difference how fast the CPU is. It matters whether or not your motherboard has support for SATA II/III. To get the full potential out of an SSD you need a motherboard that supports SATA III which has a transfer rate of 600 MB/s, which is just above most current SSDs read times.
February 14, 2013 11:52:52 PM

are the motherboards that are labelled SATA 6Gb/s but don't mention SATA III also valid?
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February 14, 2013 11:58:50 PM

SATA 6gbs and SATA III are the same thing. SATA 3gbs and SATA II are the same thing.
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