Hard drive speed and gaming

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adder7712, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    Does the hard drive speed (e.g 7200RPM and 5400RPM) influence gaming? Is there any significant increases in performance with a 7200RPM drive?
     
  2. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    Faster HD will affect loading times, both when the games starts and when it has to load a new level or map in game. Obviously the faster the drive the faster it can load. 7200 will give a minor increase, SSD will provide a bigger boost.
     
  3. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    But, I was asking does it affect FPS or the HDD speeds only affect loading times and FPS boils down to the CPU and GPU.
     

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