When it comes to video games, speed is the word. And game developers are constantly looking for new ways to enhance the end-user experience, getting players into the game faster so they can enjoy more exciting, immersive game play.
A team of Intel engineers recently conducted tests to explore how Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) might improve the end-user experience by accelerating game load times and increasing visual fidelity. The results were striking: Intel® SSDs sped up game loading by up to 78 percent while delivering more fluid character animation.
“With an Intel® SSD, we can add 20 to 40 textures per frame in real time during game play without any need for scheduling,” explained Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games. “Latency is low enough to load resources ‘just in time,’ immediately before they are accessed, so we can build fundamentally more detailed and interesting games.”