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 Samsung SSD 980 PRO completed the game load time benchmark with an average time of around 13 seconds. This put it in the upper middle half of the SSDs that we have tested. The Samsung SSD 980 PRO 1TB had the same exact average load time as the Samsung SSD 970 EVO PLUS, so no speed seems to be lost or gained with regards to game load times.