AnandTech – The Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB Review using BAPCo’s SYSmark 2014 SE benchmark

Billy Tallis at AnandTech reviews the “Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GB” using BAPCo’s SYSmark 2014 SE benchmark.

According to AnandTech, “BAPCo’s SYSmark 2014 SE is an application-based benchmark that uses real-world applications to replay usage patterns of business users in the areas of office productivity, media creation and data/financial analysis. In addition, it also addresses the responsiveness aspect which deals with user experience as related to application and file launches, multi-tasking etc. Scores are calibrated against a reference system that is defined to score 1000 in each of the scenarios. A score of, say, 2000, would imply that the system under test is twice as fast as the reference system.”

Also, from the review “Despite being the fastest drive in this bunch and thus the one with the shortest SYSmark run times, the Optane SSD 900P used far more energy over the course of the three SYSmark runs. With higher idle power than even the Intel SSD 750 and similar power draw under load, the Optane SSD 900P really needs its heatsink.”

Head on over to AnandTech for the full “Intel Optane SSD 900P 280GBreview here.

Grab a copy of BAPCo’s SYSmark 2014 SE benchmark that includes the NEW “Responsiveness” scenario and Energy Consumption feature up at the BAPCo Store here.