Top positive review
X79 Board Compatible
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2016
So there's posts out there that complain about x79 compatibility and all. PCI-E 3.0 comes from your CPU/Bios Update if you're on an x79 platform. In my case I'm running a Core i7 3970x CPU inside a P9x79 Pro Mainboard. I have 4 PCI-E 3.0 slots. Mostly being for GPU's. However one is an x8 only so when I was running Quad GPU's they were all limited to x8.
Currently I'm running a single Titan X (Pascal), freeing up the other slots. I placed the Intel 720 400GB PCI-E SSD in my "second video card" slot because it was PCI-E 3.0 x16. Windows 10 found my drive when it booted up, I activated it with a GUID partition and then formatted with NTFS. I ran some speed tests and in the screen shots you will see the speed of my SATA RAID0 SSD array vs the Intel NVME Speeds.
Overall, great purchase. I wish I could have afforded the 800gb or even the 1.2TB. I just wanted to test the waters. Intel states that even though the 400gb is fast, the 1.2 is highly optimized and would get even better scores.
Make sure you update your BIOS to the latest version, make sure you have the latest Intel Chipset drivers as well. It makes a HUGE difference updating from version 9.something to version 10.something of Intel's drivers.