It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Raid and Gaming Performance Raid and Gaming Performance
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Raid and Gaming Performance
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 1st April 2008, 20:52   #1
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,756
jmke has disabled reputation
Default Raid and Gaming Performance

In none of the configurations was there an increase in FPS due to the introduction of a Raid array. FPS remained consistently within1-4% between all configurations.We did not see an increase or benefit of Raid to frames per second.

As you can see there is anywhere between 10 seconds and 7 seconds difference loading time between a Raid 0 and single drive configuration. What cannot be measured but was experienced was a big reduction in in game lag due to hard drive access. Any occasional stutters were momentary pauses as opposed to elongated stutters which can be experienced with single drive configurations.

Overall gameplay comes down to your video card and CPU more than it does the hard drive. While game load times show here are for games with huge maps and a lot of textures your average games should load faster and you will be waiting less and playing more with a raid configuration. You may want to weigh this against the cost of a 2 to 4 drive configuration plus the raid controller card. We cannot stress enough the large difference between onboard and stand along raid controllers CPU consumption and would suggest a stand alone card for your best performance.

http://www.techwarelabs.com/articles.../index_4.shtml
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AMD 785G chipsets designed for cost-conscious consumers looking for advanced gaming jmke WebNews 0 4th August 2009 09:30
Accordance ARAID 2200-GP RAID 5.25" Bay jmke WebNews 0 4th February 2009 16:20
DFI announces their NF680i based motherboard - Best Intel OC board? jmke WebNews 0 26th April 2007 15:38
Dell's XPS 710 H2C Performance Gaming System jmke WebNews 0 21st February 2007 12:13
Workstation RAID Card Shoot-Out jmke WebNews 0 15th June 2006 20:49
MSI P4N Diamond: Extreme in Performance, More User-Friendly jmke WebNews 0 15th April 2005 15:17
Hitachi Deskstar 250GB SATA Hard Drive RAID gaming performance analysis Sidney WebNews 0 5th October 2004 06:25
Gigabyte Announces Integrated Video Athlon 64 and dual Opteron motherboad jmke WebNews 0 17th April 2004 14:21

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:51.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO