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 SK hynix Gold P31 1TB drive once again did extremely well and finished in 3rd place with a time of 12.252 seconds. The Gold P31 500GB was just behind this with a time of 12.6543 seconds. The SK hynix Gold P31 series delivers solid performance no matter the benchmark test we tried and that is super impressive!