What causes "snappiness" in performance? Other than hard drive IO from from an SSD.tramall wrote:I am testing Asrock E350M1 . Got it for 350zł (about 87 euro , $120) . It feels better than atom in overall "snappines". Much colder than Ion and feels faster.
What other hardware related factors can contribute to increase "snappiness" in performance of a computer, or contribute to a decrease in snappiness?
I have been told that most elements of performance of video display cards and chips are related to 3D performance. But there seem to elements of snappiness that aren't so easy to identify (in order to speed up performance).
For example, I have noticed that when my Idrive software is actively backing up my system. The following occurs:
1. Task manager shows very little impact on CPU usage
2. Launching an MS Word file from windows explorer can take 10 to 15 seconds, from an SSD
3. Launching an MS Word file from MS Word is almost instantaneous
4, Launching a PDF file from either windows explorer or from Adobe is almost instantaneous
There is some kind of processing that is slow when idrive is operating. It isn't my SSD. It isn't my CPU. But something is getting overtaxed.
There are no doubt other aspects of snappiness or lack thereof that are not fixed with a $300 CPU, coupled to a $300 SSD and a $300 video card.
Can anyone tell me what they are? What is falling through the cracks? What the benchmarks are missing?
Someone must know or have some suspicions.