As one of the best-known benchmarking software, 3DMark previously focused on testing cpus and Gpus, which have a significant impact on game performance. Now 3DMark has added a storage performance benchmark, priced at $3 or $15 domestically, that evaluates the performance of the hard drive.
Although hard drives are not involved in game performance calculations, they do have a significant impact on the game experience. HDDS and SSDS are two very different aspects of game performance, so it makes sense to add memory performance benchmarks in 3DMark, and PCMark has similar tests, which are not too difficult to do.
3DMark's hard drive benchmarking is, of course, focused on game performance, and officials say it evaluates your SSD with benchmarks designed specifically for gamers.
Easy to use, based on real game activity tests.
Compare test scores to find the best SSD products within your budget.
Supports all the latest high performance storage technologies.
Suitable for internal and external drives.
The test focused on the loading of games, including Battlefield 5, Call of Life 4: Black Ops and Overwatch, as well as the 60-frame replay of Overwatch games, EPIC store install games, game progress saving and CSGO file copying speed, basically covering all the processes involved in playing the game.
As for the test results, they are mainly presented in scores. There are some data available online. SATA SSDS like The Samsung 860 EVO score around 1200, PCIe 3.0 hard drives score over 2000, and high-end PCIe 4.0 like the 980 Pro score close to 3000.
The most powerful is of course the Outton Intel, although the 900P or PCIe 3.0 interface,However, the score of more than 4,200 points is better than the PCIe 4.0 flagship, and the low latency is a huge advantage.
3DMark's BENCHMARK SSD test is DLC for $3, $15 in China, and is available on Steam.