Loading Levels In Battlefield 3
Loading a level is actually more storage-intensive than launching the game. This makes sense, of course, since you aren't loading a lot of data until you choose a level and start loading it into memory.
|Overall Statistics||Battlefield 3: Level Loading|
|Read Operations||7 171|
|Data Read||371.62 MB|
|Data Written||7.29 MB|
|Disk Busy Time||1.71 s|
|Average Data Rate||222.21 MB/s|
When we load the Thunder Run campaign, our Vertex 3 reads more than one-third of a gigabyte. Almost all of the operations are sequential in nature, but the largest cluster consists of 128 KB chunks of information. With that said, smaller transfer sizes also constitute a notable portion of the loading sequence. Our obvious prediction here is that you'll also realize measurable gains loading a level in Battlefield 3 from an SSD compared to a hard drive.
- 76% of all operations occur at a queue depth of one
- 72% of all operations are sequential
- 20% of all operations are 4 KB in transfer size
- 12% of all operations are 8 KB in transfer size
- 17% of all operations are 16 KB in transfer size
- 11% of all operations are 32 KB in transfer size
- 33% of all operations are 128 KB in transfer size