The Intel SSDs, while always reliable and stable performers, are being outpaced by newer, younger SandForce-powered models.
Intel won't stay down for long, as it is currently prepping its 25nm Flash follow-up to its G2 offerings, which it will called the Postville Refresh.
Oddly enough, it appears as though a G3 part has hit the eBay equivalent in China and someone bought it and ran some benchmarks.
There are many counterfeit items in the Chinese marketplace, but early benchmarks don't show a terrible difference between Intel's specifications and the real world results.
Read speed was tested up to 218MB/s, which is below the Intel-promised 250MB/s. Write speed, however, posted 167.4MB/s, near the official 170MB/s.
If it is a fake, it's a very fast one.
I'll wait for the second generation of consumer Sandforce drives I think.
Lets not forget about price either, if they price these nice and low it won't matter if they outperform whats on the market already.