What you need to know
- AORUS' first PCIe 4.0 SSD.
- Sequential read speeds up to 5,000MB/s.
- Goes alongside AMD's PCIe 4.0 supporting X570 chipset announcement at Computex.
AMD was first out of the gate with the big Computex announcements, with the news its new X570 chipset would support PCIe 4.0. Now, Gigabyte's gaming arm, AORUS, is announcing a big and bad new SSD to go with it.
And the performance we're looking at here is blistering. PCIe 4.0 is set to deliver data transfer speeds far above anything we've been able to buy to this point.
You can check out the full spec sheet over on AORUS' website, but here are some of the most mouthwatering:
- PCIe 4.0 and NVMe 1.3
- Up to 5,000 MB/s sequential read, 4,400MB/s sequential write
- Toshiba NAND flash memory
- 2TB capacity
- Copper heat spreader
- 5 year warranty
As yet there's no hint of a release date or a price, but we can make a couple of educated guesses. Like Corsair, we'd expect to see this SSD from AORUS launch sometime in July to tie in with AMD's 7/7 release of the Ryzen 3000 processors and X570 motherboards to go with them.
As for price, at least for this 2TB model (hopefully there will be smaller capacities available, too) will probably be pretty high. It doesn't make it any less impressive, though.
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