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System Builder Marathon, Sept. 2011: $1000 Enthusiast PC

Benchmark Results: 2D And 3D Graphics Apps

3ds Max exhibits a slight improvement moving to the new build. However, Photoshop demonstrates identical performance with the new SSD-equipped system.

Again, we're facing a challenge in that these tests aren't particularly storage-constrained. In the real-world, you feel the difference. But the time it takes a benchmark to finish might not (and in fact, doesn't really) change.