BENCHMARK PERFORMANCE – INTEL OPTANE MEMORY
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OPTANE 32GB SSD PERFORMANCE SUMMARY
There is just so much we can say about the Intel Optane Memory module as an SSD, and so much that we can envision for when it is released as an SSD in the near future. First, high read performance of 1.4GB/s is incredible considering we are doing this through a 2x lane environment…that is PCIe 3.0 mind you. Low write performance of 300MB/s is pretty low compared to today’s SSDs, but we can confirm that this speed is where it is at for a reason. The Intel Optane SSD released sometime in the future will have much higher high sequential write performance.
The most important takeaway from these benchmarks though is the low 4K read performance of 337MB/s with high 4K QD 16 IOPS of 335,000. Can we say this has never been seen before? That would be correct. For us review geeks and enthusiasts alike, this particular performance is a massive step forward for all areas of flash, consumer, oem and enterprise. This particular performance provides visibly faster system startups, shut downs, software and game loading and use.