DVD drive and games

By antonwalker
Apr 30, 2007
  1. Does a DVD drive have anything to do with gamming. Like with a better drive will I get faster FPS or faster loading times. How many games now days still need to have the CD in it?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    No. FPS is dictated chiefly by 3 things in this order of importance:

    1. Your graphics card and graphics memory.
    2. Your CPU
    3. Your onboard memory.
  3. antonwalker

    antonwalker TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    How about loading times. And how many games still need a cd. Now you can even download HL off steam.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    A DVD drive can affect game lags, but as Tedster says, video card/drivers, CPU type/power and memory have more to do with FPS and loading
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Really a DVD/CD drive won't affect game play all the much except perhaps when loading levels or starting a game.

    What I stated previously is what you need to improve performance.
  6. linkisspartan

    linkisspartan TS Rookie Posts: 68

    Not really, unless your dvd drive is trashed or your cd is demolished.
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