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Intel 760P 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review

By: Jon Coulter | m.2 SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jan 23, 2018 4:30 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Intel

Final Thoughts

 

Looking back at our benchmarks, Intel's 760p emerges as a new force to be reckoned with. It trades blows with Plextor's next-gen M9Pe for TLC supremacy. Overall though, the 760p is probably the best performing TLC SSD for consumer use we've seen to date. We are glad to see SMI has made a massive leap forward in NVMe controller technology with the SM2262. That bad taste in our mouths left by the SM2260 is all but forgotten.

 

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As with the 600p, the 760p is designed with the intention of delivering NVMe goodness to the masses with a price tag that is at or near the cost of SATA. The 600p hit the mark with pricing, but missed the mark badly in the performance department, because for the most part, a typical SATA SSD offers better system performance.

 

With the 760p the opposite has come to fruition. The 760P delivers the best random read performance of any flash-based SSD we've tested to date when reading from the drive's SLC cache. This translates directly to incredibly good consumer workload performance as evidenced by Vantage, PCMark 7 and most importantly SYSmark. We did expect the 760p would do better with PCMark 8 storage testing, but that's really the lone disappointment we have with the 760p.

 

 

As we mentioned in the review and demonstrated on our Maxed-Out-Performance page, we would like to see a proprietary NVMe driver be offered for the 760p because random performance can be significantly increased. The better the random performance, the better your system performs as a whole.

 

Pairing Silicon Motion's 2262 controller with Intel 64-layer TLC is a match made in heaven. The price is right, and the performance is spot on. Additionally, the Intel 760p is super power efficient, maybe the most power efficient 8-channel NVMe SSD on the market. This makes the 760p probably the best choice for a powerful notebook NVMe SSD.

 

The 760p is a very powerful SSD with extremely low power consumption, which is a rare combination indeed. In terms of overall performance when running moderate workloads, you can expect the 760p to deliver moderate workload performance that is better than Samsung's popular 960 EVO at similar capacity points. Running the 760p as our system disk turned out to be pure excellence. Lightning quick boots, instantaneous system response, killer multitasking performance and stunning aesthetics are all part of the Intel 760p SSD experience.

 

With these things in mind, Intel's 760p is TweakTown recommended and Editors Choice awarded.

 

Pros:

 

  • Overall Performance
  • Sleek Design
  • Low Price Point

 

Cons:

 

  • No Proprietary NVMe Driver

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance92%
Quality99%
Features95%
Value100%
Overall TweakTown Rating97%

The Bottom Line: Super-fast, attractive, and priced right.

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