Depends. How many games do you play? Can they all fit comfortably on 500gb, 1TB?..My four-year-old gaming system doesn't even have NVMe. Time to upgrade -- should I spring for the fastest, or save my money for size?
I considered if I can upgrade some part of my current system without a total overhaul, but I'm guessing I won't get major improvements.theyll shave a couple seconds, maybe, its not like going from spinner to ssd improvements.
Not to drag this to the netherworld, but what are your specs? Just looking for cpu, ram, GPU.I considered if I can upgrade some part of my current system without a total overhaul, but I'm guessing I won't get major improvements.
Guess I could update everything except SSD and see if it feels fine. Might save a Windows reinstall, lol..
Good to know, thank you. I'm on...uh...11? Yeah I think it's 11. Everything else in my life is macOS and Linux these days, this is the last Windows box standing, lol..reusing the ssd is an option and if youre on 10/11 it should adapt to the new hardware with only a couple reboots.
Hey, totally reasonable question! 1080p gaming is still pretty solid for me, and not like I'm playing cutting edge games. I really should have a focused goal if I'm gonna throw a ton of money at this.Understood. I only ask because I have a simple i5 6600k, a bunch of ram and a 1080 and I'm more than happy. The urge to upgrade is great, but to what end?
Gotta say, my conventional SSD actually boots crazy fast. It's largely because whatever motherboard I currently have has some sort of speedy boot feature.The main benefit for NVMe right now is that PCs boot off them ridiculously fast. A cold boot takes about as much time as returning from hibernate on a conventional SSD, and returning from hibernate on NVMe is not noticeably different than returning from sleep.
But there is also a part of me that likes the idea of a clean install from scratch, and I rather get the NVMe up-front and do it all at once if I do want to go that route.
Wow, I'd have thought this was well worked-out by now, thanks for the heads-up. Certainly makes sense why it would require uEFI-specific support, since there is no disk controller intermediary, in lieu of direct PCI access.Make sure your motherboard's BIOS supports NVMe before you run out and buy one. While they work fine as storage drives, they require compatible BIOSes for use as boot drives.
There are workarounds like this: hamishmb.com/booting-nvme-older-pc-refind/