Final Fantasy XIV:
As per usual, we start with the FFXIV benchmark , and its scene loading. The benchmark is quite complete on the whole. It gives of course a score related to the loading times. Five scenes are used for the benchmark. So we will have a result of loading time in seconds composed by the sum of the five readings. The FFXIV benchmark always gives very accurate readings with low variations.
As expected, the FURY Renegade crushes the previous SSDs tested. It cuts load times in half on FFXIV however, the test configuration is different and much more modern.
Final Fantasy players will in any case be able to rejoice at the loading times per scene: 0.9 sec, 1.63 sec, 2.55 sec, 1.2 sec and 0.5 sec.
We continue the series of game load times with Battlefield 3. We use PCMark 8 which offers an integrated benchmark based on this game. To make PCmark 8 work, we had to reinstall Windows 10 because the benchmark did not work under Windows 11. The test configuration remains exactly the same.
We notice that the FURY Renegade is still the fastest, but the difference between the different SSDs is only a few seconds or milliseconds. We can perhaps put this result down to the age of the benchmark. Or simply, the difference between a PCIe Gen 4 SSD and a previous generation SSD has only a marginal influence on the load times of older games. Nevertheless, the FURY Renegade maintains its leading position in all tests so far
3DMark Storage Benchmark:
New to the list is 3DMark’s Storage benchmark which tests access, read, write and game launch speeds. The Kingston FURY Renegade gets a score of 4402 points. Since we don’t have any points of comparison, we’ll take the median score from a list of SSDs that 3DMark provides in its documentation. On this test, which is much more recent and more adapted to the latest SSDs, our Kingston crushes its competitors
Be careful, however, to keep in mind two important details
First of all, the results of the other SSDs are median scores given by 3DMark as a reference point. We have no knowledge of the number of samples used to calculate this median score, nor do we know what configurations were used.
Secondly, I would like to remind you that we have a 2TB model, while all the SSDs on the chart are 1TB SSDs. As we could see during the product presentation, the 1TB versions are slower, especially during write operations. Nevertheless, in absolute terms this is an excellent score.
Indeed, we can consult the database of scores and situate ourselves in relation to the others. At the time of writing, we are in the top 100, with our Kingston being outranked mostly by professional SSDs, especially the Intel Optane SSDs.
To go further
Feel free to check out our full score on 3DMark Storage Benchmark if you like. On the one hand you will have access to all the results, on the other hand you will be able to see how the FURY Renegade compares to its direct competitors.
To take another example, or to compare our results with an SSD of your choice, nothing could be easier. First, follow this link, which is one of our 3DMark Storage benchmark results. Then click on ” Add to compare ” below the results. And finally, at the bottom of the page, click on ” Add results “. From there, you can add other scores and compare side by side our results and those you have chosen.