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Newegg has announced a nice discount on a popular NVMe internal PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD that promises blazing-fast boot times and large amounts of storage for users building a new computer. The Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD is currently on sale at Newegg for $30 off. The one caveat to the $30 savings is that users can only order one at the discounted price. The regular sale price for the Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD is $199.99, while the promo code "93XPL47" brings that price tag down to $169.99. Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD - $30 off at $169.99 Newegg's deal is for the version of the SSD without the heatsink. Users who want the SSD with the heatsink will pay $219.99.... Read more...
Back at CES 2020, we got our first glimpse at Samsung's upcoming 980 Pro SSD. Up until this point, Samsung's fastest consumer SSDs have used the PCIe 3.0 interface, but the 980 Pro will use the new PCIe 4.0 interface supported by AMD's X570 and B550 chipsets. We weren't given an exact launch date for the 980 Pro when it was initially announced, but reliable hardware leaker Ice Universe is claiming that the SSD family will launch within the next two months. So, it seems as though the worse-case scenario is that we'd see the 980 Pro show up by the end of August. Samsung 980 Pro SSD will be released within two months, you will see the super performance of real PCIe 4.0 SSD. — Ice universe... Read more...
AMD is strengthening its position in the workstation graphics market with the introduction of the Radeon Pro VII, which as you can imply from its name, is based on the consumer market Radeon VII graphics card. The Radeon VII was AMD’s first 7nm consumer graphics card, and remains its most powerful offering despite the arrival of new 7nm Navi (RDNA) architecture. The Radeon Pro VII (Vega 20) will in effect serve as a replacement for the existing Radeon Pro WX 9100, which is based on Vega 10. The Radeon Pro VII features a total of 3840 stream processors, 16GB of HBM2 with ECC (2Gbps, 4096-bit interface, 1TB/sec bandwidth),  PCIe 4.0 interface, and two Infinity Fabric links (for... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family of processors has been around since July 2019, and at the time included the Ryzen 5 3600 at the low-end and the Ryzen 9 3900X at the top of the heap (which was later eclipsed by the Ryzen 9 3950X). Today, AMD is expanding its lineup at the entry-level position with two new desktop processors, along with a new value-focused motherboard chipset. Starting off with the processors, AMD has announced the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X, both of which are based on 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. AMD is really gunning for Intel in the budget sector, as both of these processors include 4 cores with SMT enabled, meaning that they can execute 8 threads. The Ryzen... Read more...
It's been nine months since AMD unleashed its Zen 2 processors and, more importantly as it related to this article, the X570 chipset with its PCI Express 4 connectivity, into the world. In the time since then, there hasn't been a torrent of extra-fast flash released by all that many storage vendors; even at launch, we only had Gigabyte's Aorus PCIe 4 SSD on hand to test. Considering that Gigabyte's drive could far outstrip the bandwidth available in PCI Express 3.0 x4 drives, while putting up some solid IOPs figures, it seems that those who feel a need for speed would want these drives, assuming they had a motherboard with a processor and chipset capable of pushing it to the limit. That seeming... Read more...
AMD's X570 platform has not only delivered us the highly capable Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 processors -- which include the flagship 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X -- but it has also ushered in the age of PCIe 4.0 SSDs for the consumer market. The newest of these blazing fast SSDs comes from KINGMAX, which has just introduced the PX4480. The PX4480 is a NVMe M.2 SSD that is available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities with performance that scales accordingly depending on capacity. The lowest capacity SSD has sequential read speeds that top out at a heady 5GB/sec, while writes are rated at an impressive 2.5GB/sec. Stepping up to the 1TB or 2TB capacities, however, maintains the 5GB/sec reads, but... Read more...
Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake-S desktop processors aren't even here yet, but there's already talk about its successor: Rocket Lake-S. Comet Lake is built on Intel's 14nm CPU architecture, and will reportedly be available in up to 10-core configurations. Rocket Lake-S will also be 14nm based. According to a new report reportedly based on information from internal Intel sources, Rocket Lake-S will launch late in 2020 alongside new 500-Series motherboards. According to a leaked slide, Rocket Lake-S will feature Willow Cove microarchitecture (also found in upcoming Tiger Lake processors), albeit while being built on the 14nm process node.  We don't know anything... Read more...
Yesterday, we got a glimpse at the Xbox Series X from the front and the back including its port lineup. Today, we're getting a clearer glimpse at the hardware actually inside the gaming console; specifically, with relation to its storage system. We had previously heard rumors that the Xbox Series X would feature a Phison SSD controller, and that has been seemingly confirmed thanks to a LinkedIn profile. According to the software engineer's profile, the Xbox Series X makes use of the Phison PS5019-E19T, which is a DRAM-less SSD controller. It is PCIe 4.0 compliant controller that actually is a less performant counterpart to the familiar E16 controller. The E16... Read more...
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...