When AMD launched its third-gen Zen 2-based Ryzen processors, it also introduced the next generation PCIe 4.0 controllers. Now, Gigabyte has launched one of the first PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs that shows the incredible speed potential of the new tech. The AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD can hit up to 5,000MB/s read speeds and 4,400 MB/s write performance. That’s about 56 percent faster read and over double the write speeds of Samsung’s 970 EVO, currently one of the fastest NVMe SSDs on the market.
The Auros NVME SSD use the Phison PS5016-E16 controller and 3D TLC (triple-level cell) NAND flash memory chips (from Toshiba, in the case of the AORUS). And the NVME is said to be M key type with 80mm length. The AURUS NVMe Gen4 SSD has a full body copper heat spreader, indicating that things might get pretty hot when it hits those top speeds. Gigabyte claims that the heatsink reduces temperatures by about 14 percent. If we are taking about the temperatures to 14%, it means a significant cooling and definitely there will be almost negligible thermal throttling and the SSD tends to work better at intended speeds.
The NVME from Auros consists of Phison Controllers of course and Toshiba TLC NAND Flash memory. This is all overlapped with a full length heat sink with illuminated Auros Logo on it. Is it RGB or not, we can’t say that for sure, but keeping in view of the recent products of Auros, we have reasons to believe it will be RGB.
The drive will come in 1TB and 2TB sizes and the only way to get the most out of it, for now, will be to buy Gigabyte’s X570 motherboard and one of the new Ryzen processors. Everything, including the AORUS SSD, motherboard and Ryzen chips will arrive sometime in July. There’s no price, but given that this is a bleeding edge product, expect to be one of the more expensive NVMe SSDs available.
Hence, best bet is stay tuned to PGR for more updates and we will keep you posted about all the news regarding this SSD in the future.