Thanks to Intel's own second-generation NVMe controller, the new Intel DC P4501 SSD series should be faster than the DC P4500 and the DC P4600, despite being based on 3D TLC NAND flash memory, at least according to Anandtech.com.
The new DC P4501 SSD series will be available in 500GB, 1TB, 2TB and 4TB (U.2 form-factor only) capacities and offer sequential read and write performance of up to 3200MB/s and 900MB/s. The random 4K read and write performance peaks at 360k and 46k IOPS. The TDP is variable and can be tuned at 8W, 10W or 12.5W on 2.5-inch U.2 form-factor version or at 6W and 8.25W for the M.2 version.
Unfortunately, Intel did not reveal any details regarding the price which does not come as a surprise considering these datacenter-oriented drives are not that common in regular consumer channels.
Hopefully, Intel will make a consumer version and the successor of its SSD 750 series soon, based on the same second-generation NVMe controller.