Are you ready for a new era of SSDs? Following the launch of Ryzen 7000 on August 29th, AMD executives announced that the first consumer PCIe 5.0 SDDs will launch in November. These advanced SSDs offer bandwidth of up to 15.8 Gbps – as long as you have a compatible CPU and motherboard, of course.
We’ve waited a long time for the PCIe 5.0 standard to take off. Intel CPUs with PCIe 5.0 support came out earlier this year, and to date, the only PCIe 5.0 SSDs are for enterprise customers. The introduction of this technology to consumers will be a game changer.
According to AMD, at least 12 companies will bring PCIe 5.0 SSDs to market. Corsair, which is included in this list, recently upgraded its MP700 PCIe 5.0 SSD (via Tom’s hardware). The MP700 supports sequential read and write speeds of 10 Gbps and 9 Gbps respectively.
While these aren’t the maximum theoretical PCIe 5.0 speeds, they are insanely fast. For reference, Corsair’s fastest PCIe 4.0 SSD, the MP600 Pro XT, only achieves sequential write speeds of 7.1 Gbps.
To take advantage of these next-gen drives (and other PCIe 5.0 accessories), you need a compatible motherboard and CPU. For more details, I suggest reading the PCIe 5.0 review on our sister site, How to Geek.
Source: AMD via PCWorld
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