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.
|HP offers Leap Motion-infused keyboard with desktop, all-in-one PCs||12|
|Deal of the week: IPS displays and 7'' tablets||16|
|Dell's Venue 8 Pro will be $99 at select Microsoft Stores on Monday||50|
|Brawling my way through Batman: Arkham Origins||22|
|Heavyweight rematch: Gigabyte X79-UP4 vs. MSI X79A-GD45 Plus||9|
|Thursday Night Shortbread||43|
|Acer's Iconia W4 tablet offers Bay Trail, 8'' display for $330||29|
|AMD issues statement on R9 290X speed variability, press samples||148|
|They had a 40M mail-in-rebate.||+30|