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A Closer Look at Samsung RAPID

For further benchmarking, I loaded PCMark8 to benchmark the system before and after enabling RAPID.  PCMark 8 includes a variety of benchmark tests reflecting the different ways people use their computers. Each benchmark produces a score. Higher is better.

PCMark 8 Home benchmark measures your system’s ability to perform a series of common tasks typical of daily home use. The Home workloads generally have light computational requirements and are ideal for testing low-cost tablets, notebooks and desktop home PCs.

The benchmark test contains the following workloads.

  • Web Browsing
  • Writing
  • Casual Gaming
  • Photo Editing
  • Video Chat
 PCMark 8Home Benchmarks
RAPID2537
Normal2544

Using traces recorded from Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and a selection of popular games, PCMark 8 Storage highlights real-world performance differences between storage devices. The PCMark 8 Storage benchmark test contains the following workload traces:

  • Adobe Photoshop light
  • Adobe Photoshop heavy
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe After Effect
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • World of Warcraft
  • Battlefield 3
 PCMark 8Storage Score
RAPID4984
Normal4951
 PCMark 8Storage Bandwidth
RAPID280.20
Normal236.28
*PCMark® is a registered trademark of Futuremark Corporation.

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