AMD Ryzen SSD Storage Performance Preview (Page 3)

| Mar 6, 2017 at 11:48 am CST

NOTE: All benchmark screenshots will be AMD first, Intel second.

ATTO

ATTO is a timeless benchmark used to provide manufacturers with data used for marketing storage products.

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Ryzen has a bit of an advantage in maximum sequential read performance. Intel has a bit of advantage when writing sequential data. Intel has a huge advantage in small-file performance. Comparing performance at a 4KB transfer size illustrates this fact.

Anvil Storage Utilities

Anvil's Storage Utilities is a storage benchmark designed to measure the storage performance of SSDs. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test or just the read or write test, or you can run a single test, i.e. 4K QD16.

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Intel has a massive advantage in every measured category except 4K QD1 read. That said, AMD delivers very respectable performance. As you will notice throughout, Intel has superior random performance.

CrystalDiskMark

CrystalDiskMark is disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark sequential and 4K random performance with accuracy.

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With CDM, there is very little difference in sequential performance between the two platforms; Intel still holds a slight edge. Intel holds a distinct advantage at 4K QD1 write, where it is 50% faster than AMD.

AS SSD

AS SSD determines the performance of SSDs. The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read/write performance of the SSD.

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AS SSD is a demanding test and both platforms handle it well. Intel, as expected, has the advantage across the board. The Intel platform overall scores 10% better than AMD.

PCMark 8 - Storage Bandwidth

We use PCMark 8 Storage benchmark to test the performance of SSDs with traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and a selection of popular games. You can test the system drive or any other recognized storage device, including local external drives. Unlike synthetic storage tests, the PCMark 8 Storage benchmark highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices.

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PCMark 8 gives us a very accurate representation of real-world performance. In terms of storage bandwidth, the Intel platform holds a 21% advantage over AMD.

Conclusion: Intel offers significantly better PCIe storage performance than AMD. However, it's not light years ahead as it has been in the past. Ryzen is very promising, and the difference between it and Intel isn't enough to cause us to be unwilling to recommend Ryzen as a storage platform.

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