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SSD Performance In Crysis 2, World Of Warcraft, And Civilization V

Test Setup

Test Hardware
ProcessorIntel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge), 32 nm, 3.3 GHz, LGA 1155, 6 MB Shared L3, Turbo Boost Enabled
MotherboardASRock Z68 Extreme4, BIOS v1.4
MemoryKingston Hyper-X 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1333 @ DDR3-1333, 1.5 V
System DriveOCZ Vertex 3 240 GB SATA 6Gb/s, Firmware: 2.06
GraphicsPalit GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
Power SupplySeasonic 760 W, 80 PLUS
System Software and Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
DirectXDirectX 11
DriverGraphics: Nvidia 270.61 RST: 10.5.0.1022Virtu: 1.1.101
Benchmarks
Intel Trace-Based Toolv5.2
Iometer v1.1.0
Games
Crysis 2Patches: DX11 with high res texturesv1.091680x1050, DX11, high quality
Civilization VSteam Version1680x1050, DX10/DX11, high quality
World of Warcraft: Cataclysmv4.21680x1050, DX9, high quality

Installation Notes:

  • Crysis 2 was installed with retail CD
  • Civilization V was installed from Steam
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm was installed from scratch using Blizzard's Downloader