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AMD Socket AM5 and Next-Gen Storage: World’s First PCIe® Gen 5 NVMe Drives

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At Computex 2022, AMD previewed exciting new details of the Ryzen™ 7000 Series processor and AMD Socket AM5. The exciting new enthusiast platform has many new features, but full support for PCIe® Gen 5 is certainly a star of the show. PCIe® 5.0 brings advanced performance, efficiency and user experience for storage and graphics

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Leading the transition to PCIe® Gen 5, Phison and Micron have collaborated with AMD to ensure PCIe® Gen 5 devices are ready for enthusiasts when Socket AM5 is available.  By combining Phison’s E26 SSD controller and Micron’s Replacement Gate NAND, AMD is projecting that storage bandwidth can be more than 60% faster than existing NVMe SSDs(1).  AMD is excited to collaborate with industry leaders like Phison and Micron to develop and co-validate next-generation storage solutions for our next-generation Socket AM5 platform.

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Coming later in 2022, this effort will also usher in PCIe® 5.0-ready solutions from vendors like Apacer, ASUS, Corsair, Galaxy, Gigabyte, MSI, PNY, Sabrent and Seagate. Altogether, AMD Socket AM5 is shaping up to be an exciting enthusiast platform with PCIe(R) Gen 5 support on up to 24 lanes, spanning both graphics and NVMe slots! We’re excited to bring this platform to life in the fall of 2022, and we’ll be back with more details and announcements throughout the summer. 

Learn more about our Computex 2022 and AMD Socket AM5

 

Endnotes:

  1. RPL-002: Testing as of May 5, 2022, by AMD Performance Labs using pre-production silicon and performance projections for final products which are subject to change when released in market. Sequential/sustained disk throughput measured with CrystalDiskMark. AMD Ryzen 7000 Series: AMD Reference X670 Motherboard, 16-core AMD Ryzen 7000 Series pre-production sample, 2x16GB DDR5-6000CL30, PCIe® Gen 5 prototype SSD versus Phison E18+ PCIe® Gen 4 SSD, Radeon RX 6950XT (driver: 22.10 Prime), Windows 11 Build 22000.593, Asetek 280MM liquid cooler. Results may vary and/or are subject to change as the storage ecosystem develops and final products are available.