Does anyone know when PCIE 5 NVME drives are dropping?

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Does anyone know when PCIE 5.0 drives are dropping? Haven't seen much news about it since August. Was hoping it would line up with AM5 and X670 dropping.
 

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Only thing I did find was:
For this year (2022) and next year, most manufacturers will concentrate on the incumbent PCIe 4.0 SSDs. Silicon Motion’s CEO, Wallace Kou, says that the reason for the delayed market entry is partly due to the fact that other key players in the industry, namely Intel and AMD, are still upgrading and releasing PCIe 4.0 CPUs. Mr. Kou also clarified that they are planning to launch their 3rd iteration of PCIe 4.0 controllers in 2023. That is before they move to PCIe 5.0 in 2024.
 

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Only thing I did find was:
For this year (2022) and next year, most manufacturers will concentrate on the incumbent PCIe 4.0 SSDs. Silicon Motion’s CEO, Wallace Kou, says that the reason for the delayed market entry is partly due to the fact that other key players in the industry, namely Intel and AMD, are still upgrading and releasing PCIe 4.0 CPUs. Mr. Kou also clarified that they are planning to launch their 3rd iteration of PCIe 4.0 controllers in 2023. That is before they move to PCIe 5.0 in 2024.
I just checked. AMD 7000s have PCI-E Gen 5, unless I'm misunderstanding the specs. https://wccftech.com/roundup/amd-x670e-x670-motherboards-asus-asrock-msi-gigabyte-biostar/

I don't much care about Intel CPUs any more. :)
 

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Sho Nuff masta of Harlem wants to know...what possible need do you have for it? Gaming certainly will be fine on gen 3 or gen fo. Nahwhaimsayin shunnnnn?
 

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Yes the question since alder lake release is when does consumer grade PCI 5.0 ssd drive will be released.

If you bought ADL with the expectation of using a PCIe 5.0 anything (except at some later undetermined date in the future on a backup system) you were seriously misinformed.
 

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Shuckin' an jivin'?
Well shunnn....if you gon be a shuckin an a jivin, you gon need pcie 9456. Dat be in da year 2000 /conan. Knowhaiamsayin? Just enjoy yo shit son! Don't be a worryin bout no pcie5!
 

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Most of NVME are cached based that deliver huge burst, manufacturers like this burst to reach as close as they can to the PCIe limit, so users think are getting a fast drive, but their sustain usually is the same, decent drives can deliver 1k mb/s, the good can sustain 1.5k mb/s, the not so good cant sustain 1k mb/s. Personally i find most NMVE 3.0 are good enough for majority, you might have the lower burst speed of a PCIe 4.0/5.0, but the sustain are almost the same.

PCIe 5.0 NVMEs will net bigger burst numbers, as its likely they will have faster caches, but their sustain will be very similar to NVME 4.0/3.0, for really good performing SSDs don't look for PCIe 5.0, you should be looking into NVME that can sustain the above 1.5k mb/s, and there are some u.2 that can perform very well, just its out of the reach of most consumers.
 
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So after almost a full year of companies announcing their PCIE 5 drives and talking about sparkles and rainbows that they'll provide, there still isn't a single one available. What's the deal? You'd think someone would want to be first no matter what. Is there something amiss?
 

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Hopefully it goes without saying, any PCIe 5 NVMe will be significantly hotter (if "used" speed wise). At least AFAIK.

Active cooling on the horizon for these?
 

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The controllers are hot as hell, expensive, and I'm guessing there's little actual demand for them in the consumer space. PCIe 3 NVMe drives are plenty fast for most every user (it's sometimes easy to forget we're a tiny, atypical part of the market), cheap, require little special consideration (e.g., cooling), and won't burn through a laptop's battery.

My guess is that PCIe 5 devices will first appear in the server/enterprise market in form-factors (e.g., full-sized PCIe cards) that can provide better cooling than m.2 reasonably can, at costs that'll cover the initial R&D/etc. They can afford it, let them pay the premium until build costs come down.

Not sure why Intel and AMD were so eager to jump to PCIe 5 in their desktop/laptop platforms (marketing bullet points aside). PCIe 4 was just starting to become commonplace. Nvidia and AMD haven't even moved onto PCIe 5 for GPUs yet.
 

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So after almost a full year of companies announcing their PCIE 5 drives and talking about sparkles and rainbows that they'll provide, there still isn't a single one available. What's the deal? You'd think someone would want to be first no matter what. Is there something amiss?
Could be issue to make them fit size-power-heat wise like mentionned just above:

https://www.techpowerup.com/295276/...-mm-in-width-might-not-fit-older-motherboards

My guess is that PCIe 5 devices will first appear in the server/enterprise market in form-factors (
25110 form factor did seem to be common on the latest z790 and x670-x670E boards, maybe there are some coordination about the challenge to make them fit on regular slot.
 

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You also need the lanes to provide to these PCIe5 NVMe drives. Consumer MBs can't even do what is required of them now if you have multiple GPUs and drives installed lol.
 

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Not sure why Intel and AMD were so eager to jump to PCIe 5 in their desktop/laptop platforms (marketing bullet points aside). PCIe 4 was just starting to become commonplace. Nvidia and AMD haven't even moved onto PCIe 5 for GPUs yet.
Iron out the PCIe 5 bugs with consumer silicon, so the server silicon works mo better. Server buyers expect stuff like that to work.
 

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Iron out the PCIe 5 bugs with consumer silicon, so the server silicon works mo better. Server buyers expect stuff like that to work.

Nope, typically the opposite. Tech usually trickles down, not up. Huge datacenters and other large enterprises are willing to pay huge premiums for the latest tech that might gain them any advantage and/or allow them to better utilize their existing resources. The average person walking into Best Buy is much more cost-conscious, and typically isn't going to really care much about the minutia of PCIe versions.
 

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Unless you have a better cooling solution the gen 4 nvme m.2 drives are already getting hot enough to thermally throttle unless you have a good heatsink which is actually making good contact. I'd imagine the gen 5 is going to be just as hot if not hotter unless a controller shrink process will shrink it and mitigates the heat which is what Samsungs new 990 pro is advertising even though it is still gen 4 it has a new controller.
 

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Nope, typically the opposite. Tech usually trickles down, not up. Huge datacenters and other large enterprises are willing to pay huge premiums for the latest tech that might gain them any advantage and/or allow them to better utilize their existing resources. The average person walking into Best Buy is much more cost-conscious, and typically isn't going to really care much about the minutia of PCIe versions.

When was the last time servers got a new core released before consumer? It's been quite a while. Servers get way more lanes including some x32 slots for exotic NICs and what not, and not a whole lot of people put their PCIe5 NICs in a consumer system, but there was a thread here a couple weeks ago (TLDR, didn't work in the 5.0 slot, the guy was going to try to get a hold of NIC and motherboard support). But, when the shiny doesn't work on consumer systems, giant sales contracts aren't on the line.
 

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I'm expecting we will hear more about release dates at CES.
#1 use case for me is just rar extraction and heavy parallel sustained read/writes for large files. I also work on terabyte-scale databases that could benefit.
 

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For most general desktop and laptop workloads, outside of synthetic benchmarks you will see essentially zero real-world difference between NVME 3,4 or 5 (or even SATA.) If you do see a difference it will come at significant increases in $$$$ vs time saved.
 
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Max transfer speed

Throughput is almost meaningless if other stats, such as latency/access times, cache size/efficiency, DRAM vs DRAM-less, where the data map tables are stored (DRAM, host RAM, NAND), endurance, etc. are lacking. Max throughput is almost always meaningless in typical everyday usage, and really only becomes an issue if you're consistently dealing with large files (e.g., image/video editing).

Intel doesn't even make SSDs anymore. They sold that business off to SK Hynix, which rebranded it as Solidigm.
 

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For most general desktop and laptop workloads, outside of synthetic benchmarks you will see essentially zero real-world difference between NVME 3,4 or 5 (or even SATA.) If you do see a difference it will come at significant increases in $$$$ vs time saved.
There is a massive difference between the best SATA SSDs and the lowest-end NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSDs.
The SATA protocol has been exceeded by what these drives and controllers are capable of, and a high-end NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD will even far outshine a now older NVME PCIe 3.0 SSD.

If you aren't seeing a difference, then you aren't doing anything even remotely disk intensive other than booting your OS.
Even my Raspberry Pi CM4 had a massive uptick in performance with NVMe PCIe 2.0 1x over SATA III, despite the throughput limitation on both.
 

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If you aren't seeing a difference, then you aren't doing anything even remotely disk intensive other than booting your OS.

Exactly. Most people are not doing anything that stresses their storage subsystems enough to make any noticeable difference. Usually, the PC is waiting for the user.
 

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There is a massive difference between the best SATA SSDs and the lowest-end NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSDs.
The SATA protocol has been exceeded by what these drives and controllers are capable of, and a high-end NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD will even far outshine a now older NVME PCIe 3.0 SSD.

If you aren't seeing a difference, then you aren't doing anything even remotely disk intensive other than booting your OS.
Even my Raspberry Pi CM4 had a massive uptick in performance with NVMe PCIe 2.0 1x over SATA III, despite the throughput limitation on both.
Which is precisely what I said. For most people with general desktop or laptop workloads, outside of synthetic benchmarks they will likley see little to no difference. The additional, significant $$$ they will expend for the latest and greatest in this one particular use case is not worthwhile for those people. For enterprise workloads or workstation/prosumer uses, the differences can range from as listed above to significant uplifts, it depends on your use case.
 

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le sigh. AMD loves screaming about PCIe 5, but no gpus have it, and the nvmes aren't doing well either.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/it-looks-like-pcie-50-nvme-ssds-require-bigger-m2-slots

rofls

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also, according to this article, pci 5 nvme will require 25110 size. Damn, if true, tough break for all the peeps that brought 22110 max size.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/it-looks-like-pcie-50-nvme-ssds-require-bigger-m2-slots
 

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Lmao at that heatsink. I don't think any respectable motherboard comes without the big heatsink covers anymore, or do they? A pci e bleeding edge motherboard without a built in heatsink? Kind of funny as well lol
 
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