Can an SSD help Skyrim?

I have a few open-world games that run rather... Slow. Especially for my computer build. Here's a quick summery of my system: Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Motherboard i7 2600K (Sandy Bridge) 8GB Corsair Vengence Series CL8 1600MHz ATI Radeon HD 6870 OC'ed Seagate Baraccuda 1TB 7200 MHz HDD So i... show more I have a few open-world games that run rather... Slow. Especially for my computer build. Here's a quick summery of my system:

Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Motherboard

i7 2600K (Sandy Bridge)

8GB Corsair Vengence Series CL8 1600MHz

ATI Radeon HD 6870 OC'ed

Seagate Baraccuda 1TB 7200 MHz HDD

So i have no problems running Battlefield 3 on Ultra settings (except for MSAA x4). With MSAA x4, i get an AVG. of 54.6 FPS. With it off, i get an AVG. of 59.8 FPS.

When i play Skyrim, my system has trouble keeping up with my character. My FPS is moderate (AVG. of 48.7 FPS). This is with AA on x8 and Antrosophic Filtering at x4.

When im walking through the map, my FPS changes slighly, but it's like im walking through peanut butter. My character will almost skip around. So i put my AA and Antrosophic filtering completely off. I still kept running into this issue. I read an article about how an SSD coult fix this. I want to make sure before i invest in one.
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