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Loading A Race In F1 2011

Exploring SSD Performance In Battlefield 3, F1 2011, And Rift

Overall Statistics
F1 2011: Race Loading
Elapsed Time
Read Operations
3 757
Write Operations
Data Read
417.70 MB
Data Written
6.65 MB
Disk Busy Time
1.03 s
Average Data Rate
413.59 MB/s

We didn't spend a lot of time ranking up our player profile, which is why we went straight to a Grand Prix event. The wait time isn't that long, because most of it is loaded sequentially.

However, a majority of the transfers are smaller than 128 KB, which imposes a bottleneck. This negates the speed up you'd expect from higher queue depths on a SSD. As a result, a hard drive equipped system won't perform all too different given our experience here with a Vertex 3.

I/O Trends:

  • 30% of all operations are 32 KB in transfer size
  • 43% of all operations are 128 KB in transfer size
  • 35% of all operations occur at a queue depth of one
  • 65% of all operations occur between queue depths of two and four
  • 88% of all operations are sequential

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