A popular Taiwanese online shopping site recently listed two of Intel’s upcoming NVMe SSDs, the Intel 760p and 660p, on its store. The discovery of these SSDs were posted online by several sources, and intel (no pun intended) hints at the 760p being the cream of the crop of the two.
The 760p will supposedly have sequential read and write speeds of 3,200MB/s and 1,600MB/s respectively, as well as random access read speeds of 320,000 IOPS and write speeds of 280,000 IOPS. Further, the 760p will reportedly be using Intel’s 64-layer 3D NAND technology, along with a TLC (triple level cell) NAND. In terms of size, it looks like the 760p will be available in storage capacities from as low as 128GB and up to 2TB.
Moving forward, the Intel 660p is the lower tier of the two models, and reports suggest that this model will be the more budget-friendly variant of Intel’s new generation SSDs. Specs-wise, the 660p will have sequential read and write speeds of 1,800MB/s and 1,200MB/s respectively, while both its random access read and write speeds will hover within the 150,000 IOPS zone.
One interesting factor to take note of is that there won’t be a 128GB or 256GB variant of this SSD model. Instead, their lowest capacity will be starting from 512GB, with the highest capacity peaking at 2TB. As for the controller, the 660p will be using a QLC NAND, instead of the TLC NAND controller that is used by the 760p.
There still isn’t any official word from Intel as to when these SSDs will be made available locally, nor how much they would all cost at launch. Once we get that information, we’ll definitely update this page with the appropriate information.