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botuks #1 Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:34 AM

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Hello, decided to upgrade my 4years old computer. It has now i5 2.9Ghz, 16GB RAM, GT 750M 1GB, 1TB HDD. If I will change HDD to SSD, can I aspect increase some FPS?

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View Postbotuks, on 28 October 2017 - 09:34 AM, said:

Hello, decided to upgrade my 4years old computer. It has now i5 2.9Ghz, 16GB RAM, GT 750M 1GB, 1TB HDD. If I will change HDD to SSD, can I aspect increase some FPS?

 

​Not really, though stutter caused by hdd not keeping up with loading data might decrease. Otherwise only loading times should considerably improve if you install WoT (and other games) on SSD

Red_Dragon_Firkraag #3 Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:03 PM

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Depending on your HDD age, you might see a small increase of FPS, but a significantly better FPS stability because WoT unpacks its archives on the fly. Random access is where SSDs shine.

Edited by Red_Dragon_Firkraag, 28 October 2017 - 12:03 PM.


botuks #4 Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:24 PM

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View PostRed_Dragon_Firkraag, on 28 October 2017 - 12:03 PM, said:

Depending on your HDD age, you might see a small increase of FPS, but a significantly better FPS stability because WoT unpacks its archives on the fly. Random access is where SSDs shine.

 

HDD is 4years old and really slow- 5400rpm. So that's now explains, why at this moment FPS so jumps from 100 to 60?

TsundereWaffle #5 Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:32 PM

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4 year old 5400rpm... yeah, that will have a lot of trouble sending out the files that need to be rendered quick, so getting an ssd or faster new hdd will most likely show some changes in performance.

But then again, it could also be the GPU or Processor, and since it looks like you have a laptop? I don't think you can really change much about those



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View PostTsundereWaffle, on 28 October 2017 - 12:32 PM, said:

4 year old 5400rpm... yeah, that will have a lot of trouble sending out the files that need to be rendered quick, so getting an ssd or faster new hdd will most likely show some changes in performance.

But then again, it could also be the GPU or Processor, and since it looks like you have a laptop? I don't think you can really change much about those

 

no, it's a iMac

Nishi_Kinuyo #7 Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:08 PM

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TL;DR:

Sell iMac, use money to get a real PC?

 

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But yeah, a different HDD/SSD shouldn't change framerate much, especially now that WoT seems to load all the assets before the match starts instead of when it needs to be rendered. In which case a decent HDD alone would make a sufficient impact on loading times. a WD Black series (7.2k RPM) one is a solid choice then, although I would suggest getting a mid-sized or bigger disc due to improved Read/Write speeds on the larger ones (150MB/s on 1TB up to 227MB/s on 6TB). It should not, however, impact framerate in any significant way; that's more of the CPU/GPU demesne, and a GT 750M is rather outdated these days, afaik. And last time I checked, iMacs aren't exactly friendly in terms of putting in better graphics cards, and I have no idea if the CPU can be changed on them either.



TsundereWaffle #8 Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:10 PM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 28 October 2017 - 06:08 PM, said:

TL;DR:

Sell iMac, use money to get a real PC?

 

Long answer:

But yeah, a different HDD/SSD shouldn't change framerate much, especially now that WoT seems to load all the assets before the match starts instead of when it needs to be rendered. In which case a decent HDD alone would make a sufficient impact on loading times. a WD Black series (7.2k RPM) one is a solid choice then, although I would suggest getting a mid-sized or bigger disc due to improved Read/Write speeds on the larger ones (150MB/s on 1TB up to 227MB/s on 6TB). It should not, however, impact framerate in any significant way; that's more of the CPU/GPU demesne, and a GT 750M is rather outdated these days, afaik. And last time I checked, iMacs aren't exactly friendly in terms of putting in better graphics cards, and I have no idea if the CPU can be changed on them either.

 

Why WD Black when you can get a 7.2k rpm WD Blue which is cheaper and has practically no difference in read and write speeds?

botuks #9 Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:22 PM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 28 October 2017 - 05:08 PM, said:

TL;DR:

Sell iMac, use money to get a real PC?

 

Long answer:

But yeah, a different HDD/SSD shouldn't change framerate much, especially now that WoT seems to load all the assets before the match starts instead of when it needs to be rendered. In which case a decent HDD alone would make a sufficient impact on loading times. a WD Black series (7.2k RPM) one is a solid choice then, although I would suggest getting a mid-sized or bigger disc due to improved Read/Write speeds on the larger ones (150MB/s on 1TB up to 227MB/s on 6TB). It should not, however, impact framerate in any significant way; that's more of the CPU/GPU demesne, and a GT 750M is rather outdated these days, afaik. And last time I checked, iMacs aren't exactly friendly in terms of putting in better graphics cards, and I have no idea if the CPU can be changed on them either.

 

I hope that was a bad joke abou trading MAC to windows? I'm not planing to go back to windows anymore. Change for the one game PC is so stupid. I don't play anything more, I'm not a gamer. I can take Samsung EVO 850 500GB SSD for 100eu, so I will buy it anyway, just I was wondering about FPS.

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Regardless if you gain a performance increase in tanks, you'll get much shorter loading times on everything. Boot, startup of programs etc. Going from HDD to SSD is always worth it.

Nishi_Kinuyo #11 Posted 28 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

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View PostTsundereWaffle, on 28 October 2017 - 05:10 PM, said:

 

Why WD Black when you can get a 7.2k rpm WD Blue which is cheaper and has practically no difference in read and write speeds?

Because black is like... cool and stuff, y'know. :girl:

View Postbotuks, on 28 October 2017 - 06:22 PM, said:

 

I hope that was a bad joke abou trading MAC to windows? I'm not planing to go back to windows anymore. Change for the one game PC is so stupid. I don't play anything more, I'm not a gamer. I can take Samsung EVO 850 500GB SSD for 100eu, so I will buy it anyway, just I was wondering about FPS.

I don't think you can trade MACs, especially not to windows since they're baked into your network adapter. (Media Access Control (Address).) :trollface:

 

And if you're serious about wanting better framerate, then there aren't many options; either get a new expensive apple, or get a tower PC where you can jam a good GPU in. Apple is simply too user-unfriendly in terms of upgrading hardware. And all the (better) GPUs you can get for it are second hand used parts off ebay or something; they're not for regular sale in PC stores. You need to first open up your iMac to even know what for form factor you need for GPU, and hope there's one out there that not only matches it, but is also better. And the prices I see on ebay are a bit excessive for the specifications of those cards (£150-ish for an GeForce 8800GS); an AMD Rx560 PCIe mount costs less and is far more powerful.



botuks #12 Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:19 PM

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why you teach me about that if I already know that. I already ordered SSD and no matter it will help or not, just wondering can it have any influence, that's it.

TsundereWaffle #13 Posted 29 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

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View Postbotuks, on 29 October 2017 - 12:19 AM, said:

why you teach me about that if I already know that. I already ordered SSD and no matter it will help or not, just wondering can it have any influence, that's it.

 

like I said, it will have influence, but most likely only when it comes to loading times and maybe a bit less fps drops as things can be loaded faster. But don't expect much

Pansenmann #14 Posted 29 October 2017 - 03:26 PM

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Macintosh and games is a love-hate relationship.

 

While back in the days, the first "prince of persia" was in glorious 256 colors on Mac

and only 16 or 32 colors on PC it was great.

 

Nowadays not many companies bother with Mac support,

because you dont buy a mac for playing games.






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