REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTS
The heart and soul of the XPG GAMMIX S70 NVMe M.2 Gen 4 SSD is the Innogrit Ranier NVMe 8-channel SSD controller and we think this is going to be a bit of a dark horse with respect to its success. By that we mean that we are seeing an SSD push performance well over the 7GB/s threshold, and better yet, this same SSD can be thrown into any laptop for daily use without the requirement a large heatsink, short of that which comes with the S70 Blade already and fits our laptop perfectly. It is unexpected.
Better yet, we are seeing consistent PCIe 4.0 performance as we might expect in our Dell Inspiron laptop, and at the same time the XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade is much cooler than any other SSD we have tested to date. For me personally, this is a massive victory as this laptop is my daily driver and runs some very intensive media manipulation programs to include DXO PL4 Elite, Topaz DeNoise AI and Canon Digital Photo Professional 4.
The S70 Blade replaces our sample Phison E18 B47R, an SSD which is still the higher performing of the two, but at the price of higher temps. We are certain that Phison will be along with something a bit cooler soon enough. For now however, the XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade NVMe SSD is the only SSD that we know of and have tested that we would recommend for 7GB/s speeds in a PCIe 4.0 capable laptop that would allow such….and it is available for purchase.