Page 9 - Benchmark: 3DMark
3DMark includes everything you need to benchmark your PC and mobile devices in one app. Whether you're gaming on a PC, a tablet or a smartphone, 3DMark includes benchmarks designed specifically for your hardware.
Fast storage means shorter loading times and more time in the game. The 3DMark Storage Benchmark is a dedicated component test for measuring the gaming performance of your storage hardware. Using traces recorded from real games, it tests performance for activities such as loading games, saving progress, installing game files, and recording gameplay video streams.
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3DMark is the continuously updated version of the popular gaming benchmark from UL. We used 3DMark's Storage Benchmark to test the performance of the Patriot P400 1TB. According to UL, the Storage Benchmark uses traces recorded from popular games and gaming-related activities to measure real-world gaming performance. The following traces were used and defined as follows:
Battlefield V: Loading Battlefield V from launch to the main menu.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Loading Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from launch to the main menu.
Overwatch: Loading Overwatch from launch to the main menu.
Game Move: Copying the Steam folder for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from an external SSD to the system drive.
Game Recording: Recording a 1080p gameplay video at 60 FPS with OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) while playing Overwatch.
Installing Game: Installing The Outer Worlds from the Epic Games Launcher.
Game Saving: Saving game progress in The Outer Worlds.
Similar to PCMark 10, the Patriot P400 1TB scored among the lower half of the pack, only beating out three drives once again in the overall score. Interestingly, the P400 1TB did hold the second-highest score when it came to installing games. It also had a decent relative score when it comes to saving and moving games. The remaining results have the P400 1TB scoring either around the middle or back of the pack. Once again, these results were not a complete surprise, and go to show the effect on performance removing DRAM and other budget-related sacrifices on a drive can have.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
7. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
8. Benchmark: PCMark 10
9. Benchmark: 3DMark