Intel has raised the bar for their Optane series SSDs with their new P5800X model. Officially launched into the world and making their way to OEMs right now, their second-generation of the Octane series can achieve speeds of up to 6.2GBps write and 7.2GBps read using the PCIe 4.0 interface.
These drives are blazing fast and ready for consumption, helping to create waves within the competition with amazing read/write access speeds for power-users, personal servers, datacenters, or your rich neighbor who just likes to brag.
Intel promises the new drives are faster, more reliable, more durable, and up to 3x the performance of the previous generation (P4800X). Far better than your typical NAND-based SSDs. They will be available between the speeds of 400GB and 3.2TB. Just imagine the boot times you’d achieve using this as your OS drive.
Of course, you won’t be able to get your hands on one just yet. As mentioned, they are currently making their way to OEMs right now. Intel hasn’t released a consumer release date or price just yet, but you can expect the price to range between expenses and very expensive. So get your wallets ready.