Some SSD models with the latest PCIe 5.0 standard have begun to be demonstrated by the industry giants at CES 2022. Samsung and Adata are the first two companies to reveal about new products.
Not only stopping at the theoretical level, Intel also released a demo video showing the capabilities of Samsung’s new PM1743 PCIe NVMe SSD. The demo results are really impressive when the file transfer speed is up to 13GB/s.
Of course, to achieve this speed, Samsung’s new SSD has received active support from Intel’s latest Core i9-12900K CPU.
For comparison, you can look at the case of the PlayStation 5. What makes the PlayStation 5 a best seller is the PCIe Gen 4 SSD. Sony boasts that this new super-fast storage allows the PlayStation 5 to load files almost instantly. ie. However, the measured speed of the PCIe Gen 4 SSD is only 5.5GB/s, less than half of what Intel and Samsung achieved in the above test.
However, it should be noted that the average consumer cannot yet build a machine like the Intel used for testing. The configuration that Intel used for testing included Intel’s latest and most powerful chips, Samsung’s unreleased enterprise SSDs, and other expensive hardware.
When officially launched on the market, perhaps the PCIe 5.0 SSD will have a relatively high price. The combination of a PCIe 5.0 SSD along with the latest DDR5 RAM, Alder Lake CPU, VGA will create a machine with super speed but will definitely make you a bit of a kidney pain.