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.
These results are quite impressive as we will be able to demonstrate with further SSD testing. Our only other test to date was the KIOXIA XG8 with an overall score of 3812. Looking at the on line comparison however, we can see that the Platinum P41 more than doubled the average score and is one of the top results when all are compared.
REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The SK hynix Platinum P41 Gen4 SSD was a rather unexpected surprise. Typically, we might see an SSD best a test or two, but it is very rare to see any SSD simply pull off much the same in just about every test. Right from the start of testing with our typical synthetic benchmarks, we just about the best we had seen in ATTO, Anvil, TXBench while Crystal DiskMark result came back with performance better than listed specs. As much as we could appreciate the 7.1GB/s read and 6.7GB/s throughput, we were in awe of read and write IOPS just under 1.5million.
And it keeps getting better with true to form benchmarks such as PCMark 10 Quick and Full System benchmarks where, once again, only the Intel Optane prevailed. These were then confirmed through our True Data Testing where the Platinum P41 remained in the top third, before showing its performance in the 99th% percentile of all Passmark Diskmark Tests ever registered. This continued right through to Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Benchmark where the Platinum P41 had the lowest total loading score seen to date.
The SK hynix Platinum P41 comes with great performance, a great price, 5-year warranty and is flat out the best we have tested to date…short of Optane which is no longer a consumer available product. Kudos SK hynix!