Kingston’s New SSDNow V300 120GB SSD comes close to HyperX performance
Test Configuration – Hardware
- Intel Core i7-3770K (reference 3.5GHz, HyperThreading and Turbo boost are on), supplied by Intel.
- EVGA Z77 FTW motherboard (Intel Z77 chipset, shipping and latest Beta BIOS 107 July 26, 2012; USB/PCIe 3.0 Specification; CrossFireX and Quad-SLI using PLX chip for extended PCIe bandwidth)
- ECS Z77H2-A2X motherboard (Intel z77 chipset, shipping BIOS, USB/PCIe 3.0 specification; CrossFire/SLI 8x+8x)
- Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-DH3 Series 7 mATX motherboard (shipping BIOS, USB 3.0, PCIe 3.0 specification, CrossFire/SLI 8x+8x)
- 8 GB Kingston DDR3 PC 1866 Kingston RAM (2×2, 3×2 and 4×2 GB, dual- and tri-channel at 1833MHz; supplied by Kingston)
- GeForce GTX 670, 2 GB (reference clocks), supplied by Nvidia
- 500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 hard drives
- Kingston VNow 300 SSD, 120 GB, retail desktop upgrade drive, supplied by Kington
- Kingston HyperX SSD 240 GB, retail desktop upgrade kit, supplied by Kingston
- Kingston HyperX 3K SSD, 240GB, retail desktop upgrade kit, supplied by Kingston
- Kingston Vnow 200 SSD, 128 GB, standalone drive, supplied by Kington
- Thermaltake ToughPower 775 W power supply unit supplied by Thermaltake
- Thermaltake Overseer RX-I supplied by Thermaltake
- Thermaltake Water2.0 Pro watercooler supplied by Thermaltake
- Philips DVD SATA writer/Sony DVD SATA writer
- HP LP3065 2560×1600 thirty inch LCD
- ASUS VG278 1920×1080 120Hz 3D Vision 2 ready 27″ display supplied by ASUS/Nvidia
Test Configuration – Software
- GeForce WHQL 306.97 drivers
- Latest drivers for Series 7 motherboards.
- Windows 7 64-bit; very latest updates
- Latest DirectX
- All games are patched to their latest versions.
- VSync is off in the control panel.
- Varying AA enabled as noted in games; all in-game settings are specified with 16xAF always applied if possible; 16xAF forced in control panel for Crysis.
- All results show average rates as noted.
- Highest quality sound (stereo) used in all games.
- Windows 7 64, all DX9 titles were run under DX9 render paths, DX10 titles were run under DX10 render paths and DX11 titles under DX11 render paths.
The Game benchmarks
- Heaven 3.0
- Super Pi
- Fritz Chess Bench
- Custom PC Benchmark
- x264 HD
- Crystal Disk Mark
- AS SSD
- Crysis 2 folder copy
- HD Tach 3.0.4
- HD Tune 2.55
- Windows startup & shutdown
Synthetic Benching Suites
- SiSoft Sandra 2013
- PC Mark Vantage – HDD tests
- PC Mark 7
Synthetic Gaming Benchmarks
- Crysis Game Level Load time
- Install GeForce 306.97 video drivers time
- Unpack 15.3GB Assassin’s Creed III .rar files for installation
We have got an interesting project going. First we look at synthetic and real world benches before we head for gaming results.