More details emerged about the Intel SSD 760p, an upcoming NAND flash based SSD that uses the single-sided M.2 2280 form factor. These models use the PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe interface and will ship in capacities from 128GB to 2TB.
Tom's Hardware found a datasheet that reveals the advertised performance figures. The higher the capacity, the better the performance. The 128GB version offers 1500MB/s read speeds, 650MB/s write speeds, and 100,000 random read/write IOPS. This climbs to 3200MB/s read, 1670MB/s write, 350,000 random read IOPS and 280,000 random write IOPS for the 512GB version. The maximum write speed of the 1TB and 2TB models is still unknown, but we do know these versions offer read speeds of up to 3200MB/s, 350,000 random read IOPS and 280,000 random write IOPS.
The site also learned that prices will start around $90 for the Intel SSD 760p 128GB, which is similar to the pricing of Samsung's 850 EVO 120GB. Initial availability is expected in early February.