Page 10 - Conclusion
Can one tell the XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1TB is a top-notch PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD by its numbers in practice? Based on our tests, this SSD delivers very fast linear read and write speeds when the drive is empty. Its simple workload performance exceeds that of the Western Digital WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD 1TB, which is very impressive. I also like the included low profile heatsink, which allows wide compatibility and is a necessary accessory with today's sizzling PCIe 4.0-based drives. The heatsink with the Gammix S70 Blade comes not attached to the drive from the factory like the XPG SX8200 Pro, allowing you to have the flexibility of using the one that comes with your motherboard instead. XPG's latest flagship also has a solid 740TBW write endurance rating and a 5-year warranty to back you up. However, while the Gammix S70 Blade delivers solid performance in simple workloads when the drive is empty, its speed does experience a noticeable drop in heavier workloads and real-life simulations. It is not that it is slow by any measures, but it is a point that is important when evaluating SSDs from a real-world perspective. For about $140 at press time, the XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1TB is quite competitively priced for a flagship product. It is not as fast as the WD_BLACK SN850 1TB, but the Western Digital will run you $190. Meanwhile, the Crucial P5 Plus 1TB is $180, which is, for the most part, not as fast as what we have here today.
XPG provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The XPG Gammix S70 Blade 1TB is a PCIe 4.0-based NVMe SSD that offers solid performance for your money.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 188.8.131.52
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: PCMark 10