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AMD Radeon R7 240GB Gaming SSD Review - Benchmarks - Power Testing

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 19, 2014 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: AMD

Bapco MobileMark 2012 1.5


Version and / or Patch Used: 2012 1.5

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MobileMark 2012 1.5 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and media consumption. Unlike benchmarks that only measure battery life, MobileMark 2012 measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management.




We've added two more SSDs to the chart since we published the OCZ ARC 100 product review earlier this month.


The AMD Radeon R7 doesn't support DEVSLP, just like the ARC 100. The other two drives on the chart do support DEVSLP, and you can clearly see how the feature affects notebook battery life performance.


I was surprised to see the Radeon R7 with a higher clocked version of the M00 controller deliver more battery life than the M10 controlled ARC 100.



Power Limited Performance




When your notebook has the PCIe, SATA and CPU busses locked down at low speeds to conserve power, we get to see the SSD performance efficiency in these restricted states. This is a performance rating from Bapco's MobileMark 2012 version 1.5.


The performance in the power restricted state is nearly identical for all of the drives on the chart.

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