Game Load Time Testing
To test game load times we used the benchmark for the game title Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers that was released in July 2019. We bumped up the resolution from 1080P to 1440P, but other than that we left all the settings at their stock values. Pretty much every SSD on the market today claims to be aimed at gamers, so this test shows you how the drives we tested perform on an actual game title in a series that every gamer has heard of.
Benchmark Results: The Lexar NM610 1TB NVMe SSD finished with a game load time of 13.936 seconds in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers on our test system. This places the NM610 right in the middle of the pack of 1TB NVMe drives that we have recently tested.