There are various components in your PC that can affect your gameplay. It isn’t just all about processor clock speed, how many cores you have, or how powerful your GPU is. Sure, those things are important, but like we said, there are other factors that can affect how well a game runs on your computer.
One of those other factors is your storage of choice, where SSDs are faster than regular HDDs and in turn, can help improve things like loading times. At CES 2021, MSI took the wraps off a new SSD that they’re working on that they claim is designed for gamers, where it offers read speeds of up to 7,000MB/s and write speeds of 6,900MB/s.
These are PCIe 4.0 based NVMe SSDs and assuming those speeds are accurate, these could be some of the fastest, if not the fastest, SSDs to be made available in the market. MSI says that they will use TLC flash memory and will come with a heat sink to help keep the drives running cool when they’re put under pressure.
There is currently no word on when these drives will be released or how much they will cost, but as the cost of SSDs are still relatively high compared to a regular HDD, don’t expect this to come cheap, especially its 4TB variant that MSI plans on offering as well.