Kingston’s New SSDNow V300 120GB SSD comes close to HyperX performance
CustomPC benchmark use widely available open-source applications to carry out the tasks that most of us perform on a regular basis. There are three tests, each of which measure different aspects of a PC’s performance. These tests themselves are not synthetic benchmarks but instead they use real world image, video and multi-tasking tasks to test the performance of your computer. We are looking to see if tasks are faster on the SSD than the HDD.
The tests are:
- GIMP Image Editing
- H.264 Video Encoding
Here are the results expressed in a chart:
All of the SSDs are a few seconds faster than the HDD in each task, the biggesst difference being in multi-tasking; and there is really only slight variation overall between the SSDs, the SSDNow V300 has caught up with the HyperX SSDs.
Let’s compare the speed of the drives to see if there is any difference.
No difference really. Please continue on to Fritz Chess Bench.
Fritz Chess Bench
Fritz Chess Benchmark is found within the game’s program files and basically it crunches numbers to test your processor’s speed. Deep Fritz takes advantage of massive calculations and multi-threaded performance to work any CPU fully. It loads all threads 100%.
The HDD makes no practical difference.
CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s professional 3D content creation suite, CINEMA 4D. This latest 11.5 version of CINEBENCH can test up to 64 processor threads accurately and automatically.
Of course, there is no difference in the CPU test and only slight variation in the OpenGL test.
Basically this test encodes a HD video clip into a x264 video file. The first pass is very quick and the second one is much slower and much more demanding of a task as it does the actual encoding. This benchmark is heavily multi-threaded.
The end user can feel free to use his HDD for x264. Generally a lot of storage is needed anyway.