Game Load Time and Workstation Performance
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Benchmark
The Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Benchmark is a unique game benchmark that allows us to objectively calculate the load times of different game scenes loading on the SSD. This benchmark runs multiple scenes that it benchmarks, it also keeps track of the scene load times for each scene and reports a duration, in addition, it provides an overall average duration of all the scenes together. This provides consistency in testing. We report the overall average scene load time of all the scenes in seconds, lower is better.
The CORSAIR Force MP600 1TB SSD has a total scene load time of 9.2 seconds, while the Sabrent Rocket 500GB loaded the scenes at 9.7 seconds. The CORSAIR Force MP600 1TB is therefore 5% faster at game load time.
We are using SPECworkstation 3.1 and specifically the WPCstorage test. “The storage workload is based on storage transaction traces from a wide variety of professional applications engaged in real work.” It includes media and entertainment, product development, life sciences, energy, and general operations. Each program receives a score, and they are averaged together for an overall score, higher is better.
The CORSAIR Force MP600 1TB SSD resulted in a score of 4.61 which is 7% faster than the Sabrent Rocket 500GB SSD at 4.29.
Stress Test Temperature
In our first temperature test, we run a stress test to maximize the temperature of the SSD as much as possible. Basically, we want to get it running as hot as possible. We run a Secure Erase function with the same disk management software on all the drives to make it apples-to-apples. This heats up the SSDs as much as possible. If the SSD comes with its own heatsink, we use it, if it does not, we use the standard motherboard M.2 heatsink that comes with our motherboard.
In the stress test the CORSAIR Force MP600 1TB SSD reached 53c at its maximum temperature with the pre-installed CORSAIR heatsink. This kept it from throttling. The Sabrent Rocket 500GB ran cooler at 46c, but it has fewer components on board to cool and runs at a lower power. It also did not throttle.
Typical Usage Temperature
Our typical usage temperature test notes the temperature of the SSD in typical usage scenarios. This is what you will experience in normal workloads.
The CORSAIR Force MP600 1TB hit 43c in typical usage, while the Sabrent Rocket 500GB was at 40c. The CORSAIR heatsink did a great job keeping the SSD cool in all scenarios.