Items tagged with pcie 4.0

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...