Items tagged with pcie 5.0

Although it may seem hard to believe, we've experienced the performance blessings of PCIe 4.0-based SSDs for over two years. Performance has ramped to the point that we've currently seeing sequential write and read speeds that are twice their PCIe 3.0-based predecessors. For example, the T-Force Cardea A440 Pro Special Series can hit sequential read/write speeds of 7,400 MB/sec and 7,000 MB/sec, respectively. Now, Kioxia is giving us an early taste of what to expect with next-generation PCIe 5.0-based SSDs. Today's fastest SSDs are coming close to saturating the available bandwidth provided by a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface (8 GB/sec). With PCIe 5.0, the maximum available bandwidth with a PCIe 5.0 x4... Read more...
It seems like just yesterday when we first basked in the glory of PCIe 4.0 SSDs. But in actuality, we've experienced 5,000+ MB/sec sequential read and write speeds for the past two years. PCIe 4.0 was first enabled for consumer PC platforms with AMD Zen 2/X570 in mid-2019 and SSDs have only gotten faster in the years since. Today, the fastest PCIe 4.0 SSDs can achieve sequential read speeds above 7GB/sec. With Intel's Alder Lake platform fast approaching, all eyes are turning to the next-generation PCIe 5.0 interface and the speed benefits that it will bring. TrendForce indicates that the first PCIe 5.0 SSDs will emerge in 2022, which should kick off another massive leap in storage performance.... Read more...
When it comes to high-speed interfaces for storage and graphics, PCIe 4.0 has been a known quantity (at least for consumers) since AMD launched its Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 platform during the summer of 2019. Intel embraced PCIe 4.0 this year with the release of Tiger Lake, although laptop manufacturers have yet to leverage the higher data transfer rates available with PCIe 4.0 SSDs. To that end, Intel is already looking towards PCIe 5.0, and this week announced that it has worked with Synopsys to demonstrate operability with its next-generation Xeon Scalable processors, aka Sapphire Rapids. For the demonstration, Intel made use of the Synopsys DesignWare controller and physical interface (PHY).... Read more...