Test Configuration

Test Configuration – Hardware

  • Intel Core i9-12900KF (HyperThreading and Turbo boost at stock settings)..
  • ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Apex LGA 1700 motherboard (Intel Z690 chipset, latest BIOS, PCIe 5.0, DDR5)
  • T-FORCE DELTA RGB PC5-51200 6400MHz DDR5 CL40 2x16GB kit, supplied by TeamGroup
  • GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, supplied by NVIDIA
  • T-FORCE T-FORCE CARDEA ZERO Z440 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD, supplied by TeamGroup
  • T-FORCE CARDEA A440 Pro Special Series 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD, supplied by TeamGroup
  • T-FORCE CARDEA A440 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD, supplied by TeamGroup
  • T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 2TB PCIe Gen 4 x4 NVMe SSD
  • T-FORCE CARDEA IOPS 1TB PCIe Gen 4 x3 NVMe SSD, supplied by TeamGroup
  • TeamGroup MP33 1TB NVMe Gen 3 x4 PCIe SSD
  • T-FORCE M200 4TB Portable Gen 2 x2 USB 3.2 Type C SSD, supplied by TeamGroup
  • T-FORCE DELTA MAX White 1TB SATA III SSD, supplied by TeamGroup
  • Super Flower LedEx, 1200W Platinum 80+ power supply unit
  • MSI MAG Series CORELIQUID 360R (AIO) 360mm liquid CPU cooler
  • Corsair 5000D ATX mid-tower (plus 1 x 140mm fan; 2 x 120mm Noctua fans)
  • BenQ EW3270U 32″ 4K HDR 60Hz  FreeSync monitor

Test Configuration – Software

  • Gaming results show loading time in seconds and lower is better
  • Windows 11 Professional edition; latest updates/build
  • Latest DirectX
  • All benchmarking programs are updated to their latest versions
  • IOmeter

PC Game & Level Loading Suite

  • PCMark 8 (World of Warcraft & Battlefield 3)
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Benchmark – loading times of five different levels
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Benchmark – loading times of five different levels
  • 3DMark Storage Benchmark (Battlefield V, Call of Duty, Overwatch)

Synthetic Benching Tests & Suites

  • SiSoft Sandra 2020/2021
  • AIDA64
  • PCMark 10 Pro version courtesy of UL (Full Storage Benchmark, Express, Extended)
  • PCMark 8
  • SPECworkstation3 (3.0.4) Benchmarks
  • Anvil’s Storage Utilities
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • TxBENCH Basic
  • HD Tune
  • AS SSD
  • HD Tach
  • 100GB File Copy Timed Test

Let’s head to our benching results.

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