We have been running the AS-SSD Benchmark app for over some time now and found that it gives a broad result set. The programmer has worked very hard on this software and continues to make updates often so if you use it, show him some love and send him a donation. There are now three tests that are found within the tool and we’ll show the results from all three of them.
Benchmark Results: AS SSD showed the Intel SSD 750 1.2TB drive was able to reach 2358 MB/s read and 1311 MB/s write versus the 1988 MB/s read and 1510 MB/s write hit by the Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD in the sequential benchmark. The overall score was 3917 on the Intel drive and 2006 points on Samsung. The main reason of the overall point difference was the 4K performance difference. The AS SSD Copy-Benchmark showed ISO speeds that were impressive, but the Program and Game workload traces didn’t show a significant performance gain. In fact, we noted a performance loss in the Program copy test!
Benchmark Results: For this benchmark chart you would ideally want to see a straight line as you don’t want any compression performance loss as the test goes from 0% compressible to 100% compressible data during the benchmark test period. Both drives were fairly smooth with nothing out of the ordinary to mention.
PCMark 8 is the latest version in Futuremark’s series of industry standard PC benchmarking tools. With PCMark 8 you can test the performance of all types of PC, from tablets to desktops. With five separate benchmark tests plus battery life testing, PCMark 8 helps you find the devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance. PCMark 8 is the complete PC benchmark for home and business. We ran the storage benchmark test suite on the Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD.
Benchmark Results: When it comes to PCMark 8 performance you are looking at an overall score of 5081 on the Samsung SM951 versus 5072 on the Intel SSD 750, which is damn close. Some of the storage workloads like Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint finished with exactly the same times. The storage bandwidth score on the Intel SSD 750 was 511.20MB/s, which was also slightly slower than the 557.91MB/s we got on the Samsung SM951 512GB AHCI M.2 PCIe SSD.