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: Phison controllers have not excelled at game load times in recent years and that trend continues here with the Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB drive with the latest Phison E12S controller paired with Micron QLC NAND Flash. It completed this benchmark at 17.68 seconds, which is more than five seconds slower than other 1TB NVMe drives.
Let’s wrap up this review!