PCIe 4.0

Seagate is refreshing their consumer SSD lineup with 96-layer 3D NAND, and introducing a new flagship model: the FireCuda 520, Seagate's first PCIe 4.0 SSD. As with every other consumer PCIe 4.0 SSD so far, the Seagate FireCuda 520 uses the Phison E16 controller. The FireCuda 520 arrives several months after the first Phison E16-based SSDs, and Seagate has used the time to refine the product a bit. They haven't made any firmware tweaks that affect performance, but the FireCuda 520 does use a Seagate-specific firmware variant that includes some extra security measures to protect against firmware hacks, and it's been through some extra QA. In terms of hardware, the FireCuda 520 is a pretty standard Phison E16 reference design using Toshiba/Kioxia BiCS4 96-layer 3D...

AMD Q4: 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper Up To 32-Core 3970X, Coming November 25th

AMD is set to close out the year on a high note. As promised, the company will be delivering its latest 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor, built with two...

164 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/7/2019

AMD + ITX + TB3? It's the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review

When it comes to small form factor systems, options are few and far between. For AMD's X570, out of the 35+ motherboards currently available, just four of them are...

54 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/9/2019

New MSI MEG X570 Unify: An All-Black Motherboard with no RGB!!

The concept and implementation of RGB can be a deal-breaker when buying a new motherboard. With many models to choose from, not many are brave enough to drop the...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2019

Intel Ships Stratix 10 DX FPGAs: Supports PCIe 4.0, UPI, and Optane DCPMM

Last week Intel announced it has started shipments of its Stratix 10 DX FPGA to early adopters. The DC models are designed for next-generation cache-coherent accelerators for custom servers...

11 by Anton Shilov & Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/3/2019

Intel Ethernet 800 Series To Support NVMe over TCP, PCIe 4.0

Today at the SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Intel is sharing more information about their 100Gb Ethernet chips, first announced in April and due to hit the market next month...

48 by Billy Tallis on 9/24/2019

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme Motherboard Review: Fanless AM4

The introduction of the X570 chipset has heralded some of the most impressive and feature-rich desktop motherboards for an AMD platform in recent times. One prime example of this...

43 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/24/2019

Samsung’s PCIe Gen 4 Enterprise SSDs Get Reliability & Performance Boost

Almost a year after outlining their first roadmap for PCIe 4.0 SSDs, Samsung's first two models are in mass production: the PM1733 and PM1735 high-end datacenter SSDs. Details about...

4 by Billy Tallis & Anton Shilov on 9/20/2019

GIGABYTE’s Aorus Gen4 AIC SSD 8 TB Launched: Up to 15 GB/s

After originally showcasing it at Computex a bit earlier this year, GIGABYTE has officially introduced its quad-SSD PCIe 4.0 adapter card, the AORUS Gen4 AIC. Designed house up to...

23 by Anton Shilov on 9/19/2019

Patriot Launches Viper VP4100 PCIe Gen 4 SSDs: Up to 5 GB/s

Patriot’s Viper Gaming division this week officially introduced its first PCIe 4.0 SSDs, several weeks ahead of schedule. The Viper VP4100 drives use Phison’s PS5016-E16 controller and generally resembles...

13 by Anton Shilov on 9/12/2019

GOODRAM Reveals IRDM Ultimate X: A Lineup of PCIe 4.0 x4 SSDs

GOODRAM has introduced its first SSDs featuring a PCIe 4.0 x4 interface designed for new-generation high-end PCs. Set to be available in 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB...

22 by Anton Shilov on 9/9/2019

Toshiba's Timeline for PCIe 4.0 SSDs

Following up on several announcements from Flash Memory Summit earlier this month, Toshiba has shared more information about their plans for transitioning their NVMe SSDs to PCI Express 4.0...

10 by Billy Tallis on 8/30/2019

The MSI MEG X570 Godlike Motherboard Review: Thor's Flagship

With the introduction of AMD's X570 chipset, motherboard vendors have upped its game in the premium stakes with a variety of premium mid-range and high-end models. The MEG X570...

118 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/28/2019

Phison Previews Next-Gen PCIe 4.0 SSD Controllers: Up to 7 GB/s, NVMe 1.4

At FMS 2019, Phison shared the specs for its next generation of client SSD controllers. The PS5018-E18 high-end controller will be made using a FinFET process technology and promises...

26 by Billy Tallis & Anton Shilov on 8/9/2019

AMD Rome Second Generation EPYC Review: 2x 64-core Benchmarked

If you examine the CPU industry and ask where the big money is, you have to look at the server and datacenter market. Ever since the Opteron days, AMD's...

185 by Johan De Gelas on 8/7/2019

Biostar Unveils Racing X570GT: An mATX Motherboard for AMD Ryzen 3000

The Micro-ATX form-factor seems to have walked into the crossfire between ATX and Mini-ITX in the recent years, and as a result, the mid-sized form factor isn't quite as...

23 by Anton Shilov on 8/5/2019

ADATA Launches XPG Gammix S50: A PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD

ADATA has introduced its first PCIe 4.0 x4 NVMe SSD, which is aimed at the latest AMD Ryzen-based PCs using the AMD X570 platform. The ADATA XPG Gammix S50...

13 by Anton Shilov on 7/31/2019

No, AMD Still Isn’t Enabling PCIe 4 On 300/400 Series Boards

Following this week’s launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, reports have once again begun circulating that PCIe 4 will be available on some existing 300 &...

88 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2019

TeamGroup Cardea Zero PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD: Up to 1 TB

Also on display at the TeamGroup booth was its T-Force Cardea Zero PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 which uses the Phison PS5016-E16 controller which we saw frequently throughout Computex this...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

AMD Zen 2 Microarchitecture Analysis: Ryzen 3000 and EPYC Rome

We have been teased with AMD’s next generation processor products for over a year. The new chiplet design has been heralded as a significant breakthrough in driving performance and...

218 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

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