Focusing again on our EVO Plus / VPN100 rivalry, we find the EVO Plus just edging out the VPN100 when loading game levels. The VPN100 surprises us a bit here because it even manages to edge out the E16 powered Gen4 MP600.
As we've stated many times before, we consider PCMark 8 to be the most important test we run because it accurately represents real-world performance. We use the results of this testing to determine our performance ranking of SSDs. Based on our results, not only is Patriot's VPN100 1TB far less expensive than Samsung's EVO Plus 1TB, it straight-up performs better on our Zen 2 system.