well this ssd will most likely double dollar value of regular gaming rig ;-)
It will still be good value... to get this performance with 15k HDDs would definitely cost more... and power requirement throught the roof. Sadly the PCI-e SSD pricing is still in workstation segment.
Ahhh, but everyone is forgetting about the price range. This product will NOT be affordable by 99% of the gaming community, so what's the point? Nice to look at, but now time to move along...nothing to see here that can actually be had to enjoy
while its nice and compact... and looks awesome, my raid card with 4 ssds in 0 outperform this while most likely also being cheaper. Not to mention the extra versatility I have of being able to change what raid type I want to use.
Also most raid cards have onboard memory also allowing you to basically do the same thing that hybrid hdds do. Except rather than hdd/ssd, its ssd and memory which has transfer speeds more around 20GB/s for the higher end cards.
[quotemsg=14430598,0,1330141]And yet still will be limited to the ready check box in BF4 since they nerfed it getting in sooner than everyone else with a SSD. Bs.[/quotemsg]
Believe it or not, BF4 is not the primary use of computers, not even the primary game on a gaming system. Yes, you'll still have the waiting part on some multiplayer games as you wait for others to load. However in many other games, the SSD provides a very noticeable boost. Traversing zones in MMOs, loading saves in any single-player game, and streaming worlds like Elder Scrolls all become much quicker and smoother. And let's not forget the overall system responsiveness you get with faster boot, shutdown, and application launching times.
[quotemsg=14434428,0,146263]Ahhh, but everyone is forgetting about the price range. This product will NOT be affordable by 99% of the gaming community, so what's the point? Nice to look at, but now time to move along...nothing to see here that can actually be had to enjoy [/quotemsg]
Same can be said about top-shelf GPUs and even most high-end CPUs. Do you also ask "what's the point" about the i7-5930K, GTX 980, Radeon 290X, or even the i7-4770K? The vast majority of gamers can't afford any of them either.