3D MARK STORAGE GAMING BENCHMARK
UL Solutions has created a new storage gaming benchmark that we will start to use as new SSDs come in. The 3DMark Storage Benchmark DLC extends 3DMark Advanced Edition with a dedicated component test for measuring the gaming performance of SSDs and other storage hardware. It supports all the latest storage technologies and tests practical, real-world gaming performance for activities such as loading games, saving progress, installing game files, and recording gameplay video streams.
3DMark is probably one of the most respected storage tests available for SSD storage and the Acer Predator GM7 did very well once again.
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
We might be pretty confident that if you had shown any expert in the industry the results in this report, there is no way any would have believed the Acer Predator GM7 to be a DRAMless SSD. Not only is this the first time we have seen a DRAMless SSD come anywhere near this performance, but also, this is perhaps the coolest running SSD we have had on the bench to date. It is the first example of a 232-layer NAND SSD running at 2400MT/s. Testing was done without a heatsink whatsoever and this was pretty much reminiscent of Gen 3 days before heatsinks became mainstream. Huge comps to both Maxiotek and YMTC for such a great accomplishment.
To be certain, the Acer Predator GM7 reached throughput highs of 7.1GB/s read and 6.6GB/s write with just under a million read and write IOPS. It came in with the best scores we have ever seen in our true data testing regimen, as well as showing itself as the quickest game loading SSD to date. Low random reads were just under that magical 100MB/s and well above 300MB/s write throughput which is amazing. The Acer Predator GM7 comes with a 5-year warranty, complimentary Acronis True Image and its pricing is just about the best you will find for an SSD of this caliber.
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