Samsung’s PS5-surpassing 980 Pro SSD is due to release in two months – Rumour

Samsung's PS5-surpassing 980 Pro SSD is due to release in two months - Rumour

Samsung’s PS5-surpassing 980 Pro SSD is due to release in two months – Rumour

Rumour has it that Samsung plans to releases it’s PCIe 4.0 enabled 980 Pro SSD in August, bringing the next generation of ultra-high-end PCIe NVMe SSD performance to PCs. 

While the PlayStation 5 may be offering users raw data rates of 5.5 GBps, Samsung’s 980 Pro was shown to deliver 6.5 GBps write speeds back at CES 2020, surpassing Sony’s next-generation console. When it comes to write speeds, the Samsung 980 Pro can also deliver 5.0 GBps sequential speeds, placing ahead of all existing PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSDs. 

To achieve these speeds, Samsung created a new PCIe 4.0 compatible SSD controller, updated its 3D V-NAND to deliver improved power efficiency and access speeds and increased its V-NAND stack size to 128-layers. 

PC Gamer claims that Samsung’s 980 PRO will release before the end of August, citing sources at HWBattle. This would bring PlayStation 5 beating SSD performance to PC before the release of the console. That said, Sony’s hardware decompression techniques could give their console an advantage. 

  

Samsung's PS5-surpassing 980 Pro SSD is due to release in two months - Rumour  

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