Boot and load times
To test system boot and game level load times, we busted out our trusty stopwatch.
Ignore this one, folks. Our RAID setup may take more than a minute longer to boot than the rest, but it's also the only configuration that has to initialize the Adaptec RAID card, which takes its sweet time booting up.
Of course, we can't blame the Adaptec card's initialization time for the X25-E RAID config's uninspired level load times. The RAID 0 array is at least within striking distance of a single X25-E in Doom 3, but it's a few seconds back in Far Cry.
|Intel warms up Coffee Lake with eighth-gen desktop Core details||17|
|Take a sneak peek at our Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7980XE results||4|
|Geil lights up its Evo X ROG-certified RAM||4|
|Google Compute Engine is now powered in part by Pascal||10|
|EVGA slaps 12 GT/s memory on the GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Elite||14|
|G.Skill unleashes AMD-ready Trident Z RGB kits up to 3200 MT/s||14|
|Asus' ZenFone 4 Pro offers high-end photography and networking||22|
|Radeon 17.9.2 drivers put the pedal to the metal for Project Cars 2||4|
|ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming motherboard is rather groovy||4|