Items tagged with pcie 4.0

Earlier today, we brought you news of Samsung's new Pro 980 PCIe 4.0 SSD, which will deliver sequential read/write performance of 6.5GB/sec and 5GB/sec respectively. While no doubt impressive and superior to currently available PCIe 4.0 SSD solutions on the market, ADATA is looking to crash the party with its new XPG Sage. Rather than the Phison E16 controller that is being used on current PCIe 4.0 SSDs, or even the Phison E18 that is expected with their 2020 successors, the XPG Sage is using the Innogrit Rainier (IG5236) controller. This particular controller can support up to 16TB of storage and uses an 8-channel interface. While Innogrit may be an unfamiliar name to us, we can't... Read more...
By now, enthusiasts know the benefits of the PCIe 4.0 interface, especially when it comes to solid state drives (SSDs). For the past six months, we've seen a number of manufacturers release PCIe 4.0 SSDs that can reach up to 5GB/sec sequential reads and 4.4GB/s sequential writes. One of the first manufacturers to jump onboard was Gigabyte with its AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD using a Phison controller. Today, however, we got to see first-hand how Gigabyte has tuned its Aorus Gen4 AIC Adaptor to achieve even higher performance in 4-way RAID. Back in late May, Gigabyte was hitting speeds of 15GB/s with four of its PCIe SSD in a RAID-0 array using the AIC Adaptor. Now, however, the company... Read more...
The PCIe 4.0 era is amongst us, primarily [for consumers] thanks to the arrival of AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors and X570 motherboard platform. Up until now, we've seen a number of PCIe 4.0 consumer SSDs arrive with read/write speeds topping out at around the 5GB/sec mark. However, Lexar has been demoing a new PCIe 4.0 SSD that is raising the bar for all other manufacturers. PCIe 4.0 SSDs released up until to this point use the Phison’s PS5016-E16 controller. However, Lexar's new 4x4 NVMe prototype SSD is already delivering sequential reads of 6.2GB/sec along with sequential writes of 4.2GB/sec. Unfortunately, Lexar isn't divulging details on what controller is being used... Read more...
Solid state drives (SSDs) have taken over the gaming space thanks to their blazing fast speeds compared to HDDs and their downward-trending pricing that make then even more attractive. Seagate is homing in on the performance aspect with its new FireCuda 520 gaming SSD. The FireCuda 520 uses the newly adopted PCIe 4.0 interface, which means that the only consumer platform out there that currently fully supports it is AMD's X570 for Ryzen 3000 processor. However, if you have a compliant X570 motherboard, you'll be able to enjoy read speeds of up to 5GB/sec and write speeds of up to 4.4GB/sec. This is right in line with other PCIe 4.0 SSDs that we've seen announced over the past... Read more...
Patriot has rolled out a new SSD that is aimed squarely at gamers and enthusiasts looking for the ultimate in performance from their SSD. The drive is called the Viper VP4100 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 x4 SSD and promises sequential read speeds up to 5GB/s and write speeds up to 4.4 GB/s. The SSD  is also rated for up to 800k random read and write IOPS, and is optimized for multi-threaded and data-intensive applications with 4K Aligned Random Read and Write tech. The only folks that will be able to take full advantage of this PCIe 4.0 SSD are those with AMD Ryzen 3000 desktop processors and X570-based motherboards. The VP4100 use a Phision PCIe 4.0 controller and has an external thermal sensor... Read more...
Computer enthusiasts and anyone else wanting blazing-fast storage for their computer build will want to check out this latest Amazon deal that is going right now. Inland-branded SSD is making the rounds, and it comes in 1TB and 2TB capacities. Both are M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4.0 drives and are compatible with AMD's new X570-based motherboards for Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors. The SSD uses 3D TLC NAND flash and is resistant to shock, vibration, and movement. Since there are no moving parts, it will make no noise, and it has a large heatsink attached to prevent overheating. Performance is claimed to be up to 5000MB/s read speed and up to 4300MB/s write speed for the 2TB version, which sells for... Read more...
In case you haven’t already noticed this, AMD’s EPYC 7002 enterprise processor family is a pretty big deal. Available in up to 64-core/128-thread configurations, the EPYC 7002 has already scored major design wins from Google and Twitter, and looks to make Intel sweat in the data center market. Samsung is fully backing AMD’s EPYC 7002 family and its supporting platforms, which is why it has today announced the new PM1733 series of SSDs. Since EPYC 7002 is based on the Zen 2 architecture, it also brings with it support for PCIe 4.0 like its Ryzen 3000 desktop consumer processor counterparts. As you might expect, PM1733 is fully PCIe 4.0 compliant. As we’ve... Read more...
With the launch of AMD's X570 Ryzen 3000 platform, PCIe 4.0 support is now available to the masses. Although the physical support is there, actual hardware that can take advantage of PCIe 4.0 is not exactly plentiful. There is AMD's own Radeon RX 5700 family of GPUs and a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs. On that last front, Sabrent's 1TB Rocket NVMe SSD, which uses Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 TLC NAND, is now steeply discounted not long after it was first made available to the public. The SSD is listed on Amazon at a price of $199.98, which represents a 40 percent discount from its usual price $319.99.  That price gets you amazing transfer speeds that are unmatched by today's... Read more...
We've got some bad news for anyone that was hoping to hold on to their AMD 300- or 400-Series motherboard for a little while adopting new Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors. Yesterday, we reported that Ryzen 3000 processor will work on X470 and B450 motherboards without any performance penalty, which was definitely good news to hear. However, we're learning today that we can't say the same for PCIe 4.0 support. There are a number of PCIe 4.0 devices on the way including the Radeon RX 5700 Navi series of graphics cards and SSDs from Corsair and Gigabyte (among others). There was some scuttlebutt in the past few weeks that some existing X470 and X370 motherboards would... Read more...