Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

PCIe 5.0 SSDs have already been announced ahead of CES 2022, with Samsung and Adata teasing early hardware that supports the new standard. But it’s not just theoretical: Intel released a new demo video showing Samsung’s new PM1743 PCIe NVMe SSD in action (along with Intel’s Core i9-12900K CPU, of course) to hit data speeds of over 13GB/s in the real world. .

To put that into perspective, the PlayStation 5 cites a PCIe Gen 4 SSD as one of its main selling points, with Sony claiming that the ultra-fast speeds on its solid-state drive allow for near-instant loading times on its consoles. That drive reaches a top speed of about 5.5 GB/s, or more than half the speeds that the Intel/Samsung system can handle.

Of course, that kind of data transfer speed isn’t exactly the most achievable setup right now, as it requires gearing up to Intel’s latest, most powerful processor and an enterprise-grade SSD that isn’t even out yet (and, presumably, will come with a pretty hefty price tag). hang when consumer-grade versions hit shelves sometime in the future).

Still, the demo is an impressive one that shows the potential of what the next generation of storage configurations can offer once PCIe 5.0 drives become the norm over time.

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