AMD expects early PCIe 5.0 SSDs to be 60% faster than today's PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs

AMD's AM5 socket is launching just in time for PCIe 5.0 SSDs

AMD expects early PCIe 5.0 SSDs to be 60% faster than today's PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs

AMD expects PCIe 5.0 SSD launches to be "timed" with AMD's AM5 launch

AMD has confirmed that their AM5 motherboard platform will support PCIe 5.0 connectivity, and that the launch of early enthusiast PCIe 5.0 storage devices will be "timed" with the launch of AMD's AM5 CPU platform.

When AMD launches their AM5 platform and their Ryzen 7000 series processors, both Crucial and Micron are expected to launch PCIe 5.0 products to the PC market, followed shortly after by manufacturers like Gigabyte, MSI, Corsair and others. Gigabyte, MSI, Corsair, and other manufacturers are likely to utilise Phison's first mainstream PCIe 5.0 SSD controller.

When testing a Phison PCIe 5.0 SSD prototype, AMD measured a greater than 60% boost in sequential read speeds over today's a Phison based PCIe 4.0 SSD using the company's E18 SSD controller in Crystal Disk Mark. Those SSDs typically offer sequential read speeds of 7,000 MB/s or greater, which means that Phison's new PCIe 5.0 SSD prototype offers sequential read speeds of 11,200 MB/s or better in Crystal Disk Mark. These SSDs were tested using AMD's reference AM5 test platform and a pre-production Ryzen 7000 series processor.

AMD expects early PCIe 5.0 SSDs to be 60% faster than today's PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs

Later this year, the SSD market will be entering the PCIe 5.0 era. 10GB/s SSD speeds or greater will be possible using PCIe 5.0 M.2 SSD slots, enabling faster load times during both gaming and productivity workloads. These speeds will have an even greater impact when Microsoft's Direct Storage API starts to be used by modern AAA games. 

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