MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon – X299 Chipset
Intel Core i7 7740x (4.3Ghz) Quad Core 4 x 1MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
1x nVidia GTX 980Ti
2x GSKill TridentZ PC4-27700 8GB DDR4 (16-18-18-38)
HP dvd1260i Multiformat 24x Writer
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050 Watt PSU
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
HyperX Fury RGB 480GB SSD – SHFR200480G
Crucial MX300 SATA6 750GB SSD - CT750MX300SSD1
For the benchmarks I have choosen to offer a mix of synthetic and real world tests that are both repeatable and should provide a good basis for comparison. The problem with most drive performance results is that Windows 10 likes to mess with drive performance with every update. So, while I can look at scores several months back they will be completely different from what I might have recorded today.
As a result I try to keep things high level and “real world” Granted nobody is going to run PCMark 10 just for kicks but, the loads are designed to simulate a typical day in the office and thus scores tested at the same time on the same hardware will compare and scale. While some sites might go into the timing ticks of the individual NAND chips or latency of the controller I find that to be a little too technical. (says the reviewer who benchmarks CPUs down to the thousands of a second)
Overall I find that these tests allow readers to easily verify my results and decide for themselves if this product meets their needs.