Benchmarks: PCMark7 & PCMark 8

The Intel SSD 750 Series and Samsung SM951 dominated the PCMark 7 importing pictures test as both just managed to break 410MB/s. The G.Skill Phoenix Blade PCIe just got on the podium with 282MB/s followed by the Kingston Predator with 214MB/s.

The fastest of the SATA SSDs delivered between 140-155MB/s and this included the Samsung SSD 850 Pro, Samsung SSD 850 Evo, OCZ Vector 180 and Crucial MX200.

Looking between 120-130MB/s we find the Transcend SSD370, SanDisk Extreme Pro and Kingston HyperX Savage.

The Samsung SM951 raced ahead in the video editing test reaching 568MB/s while the Intel SSD 750 Series fell well behind losing to the Samsung SSD 850 Pro and Plextor PX-G512M6e.

The Intel SSD 750 Series tried to get out in front in the starting applications test but was ultimately beaten by the Samsung SM951. Meanwhile, the Samsung SSD 850 Pro squared up with the G.Skill Phoenix Blade and Kingston Predator.

The last PCMark 7 storage benchmark we're going to look at is the gaming test, for which the SM951 submitted 226MB/s while the Intel SSD 750 Series was only able to match the Samsung SSD 850 Pro with 164MB/s.

The PCMark 8 storage bandwidth test favored the Samsung SM951 over the Intel SSD 750 Series by a 7% margin while the SSD 750 Series was 48% faster than the Kingston Predator PCIe SSD and Plextor PX-G512M6e.

Samsung's SSD 850 Pro delivered 287MB/s – slower than both the Crucial MX200 and SSD 850 Evo by a small margin.

The Battlefield 3 benchmark shows just how little impact high-speed SSDs can have on gaming. The Samsung SM951 was just 3 seconds faster than the slowest SSD tested in a test that took at least 131 seconds.

The Adobe Photoshop heavy test was also quite uneventful as there was just 9 seconds separating the slowest SSD from the fastest in a test that took a little over 350 seconds.

Lastly we have the Microsoft Word test and here just half a second separates the fastest SSD from the slowest, so enough said really.