Intel SSD 760P M.2 NVMe SSD Review (512GB)


ATTO Disk Benchmark is perhaps one of the oldest benchmarks going and is definitely the main staple for manufacturer performance specifications. ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we use a set length of 256mb and test both the read and write performance of various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb. Manufacturers prefer this method of testing as it deals with raw (compressible) data rather than random (includes incompressible data) which, although more realistic, results in lower performance results.

Our fresh out of the box results in ATTO are a little bit slow to ramp up from 512-4KB, but once at 4KB and beyond the Intel 760P outshines most SATA SSDs and is in line with other NMVe PCIe SSD results. Overall, read and write speeds are slightly under Intel’s ratings of 3,230MB/s and 1,625MB/s. Our results come in at 3,115MB/s read and 1,608MB/s write.


Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through a sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.


Testing in Crystal Disk Mark shows us very similar results. The Intel 760P delivered a sequential read result of 3285MB/s and sequential write result of 1,607MB/s. 4K QD1 random read/write speeds are very good. For read, we see a whopping 75.65MB/s, which is higher than we have seen before!


The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.

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Again, in AS SSD, the Intel 760P delivered good results. Overall, it scored 3117 points. It achieved 2,772MB/s for sequential read and 1,571MB/s for sequential write performance. In this test we also get a look at IOPS, here it delivered 223K/257K IOPS read/write. Additionally, 4K QD1 results are high at 63MB/s read and 160MB/s write.

During the copy tests, the Intel 760P delivered over 2GB/s for the ISO portion, 641MB/s for the Program portion, and 1.4GB/s for the Game portion.


Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) is the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and use in our benchmark testing.


Anvil Storage Utilities once again confirms all the performance numbers we have been seeing and overall the Intel 760P scored 13,125 points.


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    How about the maximum power consumption of the Intel 760p during full throttle writing?
    I want to buy an SSD that consumes not so much power and does not overheat, at a decent/medium speed (faster than a SATA though).

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      I’ve recorded about 5.25-5.5W during a large file copy to itself. Unless you are trasnfering multiple 60-100GB transfers within minutes from one NVMe SSD to another, you wont have overheating issues. Transfering from a SATA drive to an NVMe SSD isn’t going to cause much heat at all. With most drives, you can usually transfer from SATA to NVMe all day without heat issues.

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