G4600 w/HD 630 iGPU, snappier than Ryzen 5 1600 w/RX 470 4GB card? M.2 PCI-E?

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by VirtualLarry, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2001
    Messages:
    38,164
    Likes Received:
    1,905
    Could this be possible? Just curious. Even when I'm not doing DC or coin-mining on my Ryzen 5 1600, Firefox Nightly 57 (more multi-threaded than normal Firefox, and faster), seems snappier still on my G4600 Deskmini rig.

    The difference is, my Ryzen 5 1600 rig, has a 240GB SATA SSD, whereas the Deskmini has a 128GB Adata XPG SX8000 M.2 PCI-E NVMe SSD. I think perhaps that's a large part of the snappiness.

    Unfortunately, the XPG SX8000 doesn't seem stable, or perhaps, it's the Deskmini, which has suffered some "static discharges" a few times.

    Sometimes, it reboots or crashes for no reason, and then the M.2 PCI-E SSD isn't seen. I have to manually fully power-down, then it usually works. Sometimes the audio cuts out too, for some reason.
     
  2. DaveSimmons

    DaveSimmons Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2001
    Messages:
    39,739
    Likes Received:
    309
    I'd look at what other processes are running on both of them. Also, if it's Windows 10 I'm suspicious that Microsoft hides some of its update load from Task Manager even when you show all processes.
     
  3. PliotronX

    PliotronX Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 1999
    Messages:
    8,600
    Likes Received:
    51
    Might sound funny but is the sata ssd running in AHCI mode? Is it using the default Microsoft driver? I know my old 760g board in AHCI liked AMDs second to newest build best so you might try playing with those if you have the option to (Idk much about ryzen chipsets).