I'd say it depends, maybe on something like Skyrim where you have loadscreens galore especially in cities.Dunno abt you, but for me shaving off 5 secs from a loading screen is a big deal.
There's ppl who dump north of 2000 euro on GPU's and they're proud of it too (ahahahaha), why shouldn't anyone pay a couple of hundred bucks more for PCIe 4.0 and a PCIe 4.0 SSD if they can afford it?
Well, the load time difference between a mechanical drive and an SSD is DEFINITELY noticeable. Between different SSDs, nope.Placebo effect chasing a couple seconds here or fractions there for the average desktop user. Upgrade when it makes sense unless you are a benchmark addict, then go for it!
My post wasn't directed towards mechanical spinny hard drives at all. Not in the slightest... ?Well, the load time difference between a mechanical drive and an SSD is DEFINITELY noticeable. Between different SSDs, nope.
Interestingly, this same concept is why I was always happy with my FX-8350 CPU. Sure, the Intel chips were definitely faster but I'm primarily a gamer and the difference in load times for programs, while it looked HUGE on graphs, was really only a few seconds and not noticeable. Frame rates on games were just fine (hell, the FX can still do over 60fps for most games TODAY).