We've seen in the past that it's difficult to quantify some of the responsiveness benefits of an SSD. These tests are very much CPU-constrained, so you don't end up seeing storage help improve performance by much.
As a result, the benchmark scores map very closely to the previous quarter's System Builder Marathon configuration.
- System Builder Marathon: $1000 Enthusiast System
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Cards, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drives, And Optical Drive
- Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding Applications
- Benchmark Results: 2D And 3D Graphics Apps
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033 And F1 2010
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks
- More Powerful Storage At The Same Budget