Intel’s Optane SSD DC P5800X is the fastest and most endurant NVMe SSD we’ve ever tested, easily beating any SSD on the market in both performance and endurance. But it’s pricey and has limited capacity, making it a niche product.
The Intel Optane P5800X achieved performance of 7.2GB/s throughput, 1.5mil IOPS and ultra low latency., all the while with an endurance guarantee of 5-years or 146PB.
Due to its heft price premium, the Optane SSD P5800X clearly isn’t for everyone, but hardcore enthusiasts or pro workstation users with the budget, will probably be drooling for one of these puppies. The Intel Optane SSD P5800X offers ultra-endurance and killer performance where it matters the most, and as such, we’re giving it an Editor’s Choice award. If money was no object, this is the drive we’d want in a system over all others right now. It's price tag will obviously put it out of reach for most folks, though.
The DC P5800X delivers performance that warrants its asking price for workstation and professional gaming applications. And, if you are that guy that doesn't care what it costs as long as it is the best, this is the SSD for you.
The Intel Optane SSD P5800X is the most impressive storage class memory SSD we have yet to see in our testing. Not only did it hit the top of all of our tests it had latency as low as 28µs. With the limited capacity though, the P5800X will still be used in a specialist role for the most part. That is, offering a very responsive tier of storage in systems that are architected to intelligently leverage a variety of storage options. That’s okay though, because when considering the sheer performance of a single drive, the P5800X is widely impressive.