PCI-SIG compliance list confirms Samsung 990 PRO SSD
Samsung is readying next-generation storage solutions for consumers.
The Samsung 990 PRO SSD has been listed as a PCIe 5.0 x4 compliant expansion card by PCI-SIG. This confirms both the product name and the fact that Samsung consumer storage has already been verified to Gen5 specs. The 990 PRO SSD has an M.2 interface, but this leak does not confirm the exact M.2 size of the drive.
Samsung has already launched the first PCIe Gen5 PM1743 SSDs, except that they were enterprise SSDs. These 2.5-inch to 3-inch SSDs offer random speeds of up to 13,000MB/s and up to 2,500 IOPS, delivering speeds up to 1.9x faster than Gen4 products.
Gen5.0 storage can be used by select Intel Alder Lake systems and will soon be available for all X670 and B650 AMD AM5 series motherboards. While PCIe 5.0 compliance for the AMD 600-seires chipset is optional for GPUs, all midrange and high-end motherboard series must support Gen5 storage with at least one M.2 slot.
Source: PCI-GIS via @KOMACHI_ENSAKA