Trevayne10 Posted March 15, 2022 Share Posted March 15, 2022 Per the topic: System = OP-LP2 laptop, i7-8750H CPU, (6C/12T), 32 GB DDR4-2666, nVidia GTX-1060 6GB GPU, Samsung Evo 970 Pro 500GB NVMe SSD (PCIe 3.0 x 4) 144 Hz IPS 15" Panel. Over the past few months I noticed my laptop's gaming performance was really dragging (especially in Second Life, 1920x1080), 16 to 32 fps, max. Did some random research, found out that the Samsung Evo 970 Pro NVMe SSD really loves to have the Windows Device Write Cache policy to be enabled. I discovered that it wasn't. So I enabled it, rebooted, and I'm now getting a 20 to 25 FPS increase in virtually all of my game titles. Some of the games actually have a "shimmer" and a sparkle to them, almost like watching 60 fps video (wasn't like that before). Not only gaming, but all around system performance, web browsing, scrolling, smooth as silk (was pretty choppy before). YouTube vid buffering GONE. I can scroll forward and back many minutes in videos, and it just jumps right to it (very slow and choppy before). I. Don't. Get. It., but I'll take it. I also run Romexsoftware's excellent Primocache 4.1, 2GB R/W cache. Please note: I am not a shill for Romexsoftware, but I've been using it for many years now. WHY would enabling Windows Disk Device Write cache policy cause such a massive jump in all-around system performance, especially gaming / video? Again, I don't get it. Anyone have an explanation, I would be most appreciative. - Trev Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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