Intel Optane SSD 905P 1.5TB Review - Massive 3D XPoint (Page 3)

| Oct 24, 2018 at 10:05 am CDT

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You don't need a professional application running on a powerful workstation to see a performance benefit with the Intel Optane SSD 905P. Loading Final Fantasy: Stormblood, a popular video game with a storage-focused benchmark, shows that the 905P is the fastest SSD for loading game levels. It doesn't take a 1.5TB 905P drive to achieve this level of performance. We've measured similar results with the 900P 280GB and 480GB models.

PCMark 8 Total Storage Bandwidth

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We've yet to find an application that does not benefit from 3D XPoint memory. The more complex the workload, the better the results. PCMark 8's Storage Test uses nine diverse applications to measure performance in ten tests. The applications range from simple tasks in Microsoft Word to complex and highly intensive loading in Adobe Photoshop. When it comes to the overall bandwidth, the Optane 905P delivers nearly twice that of the Samsung 970 Pro 1TB.

PCMark 8 Extended Storage Test

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Pushing the Intel Optane SSD 905P hard with a relentless workload and not losing storage performance is the main benefit for this technology. Like flash-based SSDs, you pay for this feature. For instance, the Samsung 970 Pro in relation to the 970 EVO and to an equal extent, entry-level DRAMless NVMe SSDs to mainstream models like the SX8200 and EX920.

This is why we see entry-level SSDs perform so well under light workloads but fall flat when we amplify the workload or extend the IO for a longer time, like in professional applications. The Optane SSD 905P performs exceptionally well under light and extreme workloads, where modern flash fails to thrive.

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