What happened? As more and more people buy PCIe 4.0 SSDs, the next generation of PCIe 5.0 storage is making headlines. The latest revelation came from Intel's chief performance strategist and former technology journalist Ryan Schrute, who unveiled a Samsung PCIe Gen 5 SSD running on Alder Lake at breakneck speeds.
Shrout tweeted that the PCIe 5.0/Alder Lake demo was supposed to be part of Intel's CES 2022 series, but Chipzilla joined several others and announced its physical presence at Will Limit separately . On screen and more virtual, we saw SSD performance a week ago. The Shrout system includes a 12th (Alder Lake) Intel Core i9-12900K, Asus Z690 motherboard, and an EVGA RTX 3080 graphics card. From a PM1743 PCIe 5.0 SSD, this is a very high-end hardware. The Gen 5 SSD is an enterprise class drive, which means the end user model looks different. p>
Benefits! You were supposed to save this demo for #CES2022, but with it off the table, why not share it with everyone now?! Here's a 12th generation Intel Core i9-12900K paired with Samsung's new PM1743 PCIe 5.0 SSD with over 13GB/s speed. pic.twitter.com/oyL08KzDtV– Ryan Shrout (@ryanshrout) Dec 30, 2021
Demo begins accelerating the high-end WD Black PCIe 4.0 SSD to nearly 7 Gbps. . That's fast by anyone's standards, but Samsung's fifth-generation SSD, which communicates via an integrated PCIe 5.0 card, is almost twice as fast as a fourth-generation drive, clocking in at around 13.8GB per second. Given these speeds, Samsung says the PM1743 has 30 percent better power efficiency (608 Mbps per watt) than PCIe 4.0 drives. This enterprise edition will be available in 2022 in capacities ranging from 1.92TB to 15.36TB and in 2.5 and 3 inch dimensions. p>
Some people have wondered why not both PCIe displays. Drives 5.0 running at the same time. Embed Tweet Process it independently in an IOmeter for a combined bandwidth of over 28GB/s!! https://t.co/107wlJ4wit pic.twitter.com/c8fecGkxli– Ryan Shrout (@ryanshrout) December 30, 2021
In a separate tweet, Shrout also revealed that two PM1743 drives are simultaneously turned on. Combined speeds are over 28Gbps, although the limited number of PCIe 5.0 lanes means the graphics card must be removed.
Earlier this week, we saw this cooling enabled to preserve the PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 NVMe architecture. M.2 SSD drives cool down and prevents thermal clogging. These powerful solutions may be necessary for fifth-generation engines such as the PM1743 and the Adata "Project Nighthawk". p>