12,400 MB/s sequential read, 11,800 MB/s write
Crucial has taken the Phison PS5026-E26 controller further than any other PCIe 5.0 drive, with blazing fast read and write speeds. They have also managed to do this without active cooling, you can buy a Crucial T700 with a heatsink or you can get one without since the M.2 cooler that comes on your motherboard should be sufficient to handle the heat. TweakTown didn’t directly measure the drive’s temperature under full load, but since there weren’t any signs of throttling during testing, it looks like you won’t suffer from the lack of a fan.
Benchmarks show that Crucial’s PRs weren’t exaggerating their numbers, with the T700 topping almost every single chart. In many cases it’s not just a couple of percentage points faster than the competition, it significantly outpaces them and breaks records while doing so. The drive performs slightly better on the Intel platform than on the AMD testbed, either way you’re going to have one of, if not the fastest, consumer SSD you can get your hands on right now.