The question of potential performance gains versus sticker shock for an SSD is not something that keeps me up nights. In fact, SSDs are still firmly in my mental category of stuff that needs to seriously come down in price before warranting the average consumer’s consideration. However, in the wake of major new game releases struggling to stream massive textures through tiny amounts of RAM and taking advantage of the PS3’s fortuitous upgrade-friendliness, Eurogamer has decided to stick an SSD into a PS3. And then write about it.
They’ve reached the conclusion that there are “some advantages in how solid state drives can benefit console gaming – whether as a consequence of a design better suited to other platforms (Rage), or through what appears to be a woefully inadequate caching system (pre-patch 2.03 Skyrim).” Find out what those advantages are in their detailed breakdown.
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