It is fair to say that pretty much any computer hardware can be used to game on, it’s just a matter of whether or not it is optimized for performance. For example while not necessarily ideal for gaming, integrated GPUs can be used for certain games for those who aren’t too concerned about graphics and frame rates.

However for those who are looking to create the ultimate gaming PC, you might be interested to learn that Western Digital has recently unveiled their 4K ready NVME “gaming” SSD. According to the company, this involves certain changes to the way SSDs are typically designed and where the company claims will remove the traditional storage bottlenecks.

According to Mark Grace, senior vice president, Devices Business Unit, Western Digital, “Today’s gaming applications require increasing capability from their PCs, and this will only continue to advance. With our new architecture and controller, the Western Digital Black SSD integrates our 3D NAND technology with the NVMe interface to enable new levels of performance. Whether it’s a new gaming rig or a video-editing workstation, our innovative NVMe drives will power many existing and future environments that enable data to thrive.”

The SSD is said to boast read speeds of up to 3,400MB/s for the 1TB and 500GB model and up to 2,800MB/s write speeds, it is certainly fast, and while it is branded for “gaming”, we suppose anyone who needs the speed/performance can use them as well. In terms of pricing, there will be three models offered: 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB where they are priced at $120, $230, and $450 respectively.

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