Unless you're doing data transfers all day everyday even gen4 is overkill for most use cases and you can always raid0 2 together if it's an issue since the link to the cpu from the chipset is now x8 gen4 bandwidth.I just read that GEN5 NVME drives are should be coming out next year atleast commercially but not sure about normal consumers (maybe 2023)
Looks like no boards have Pcie 5.0 for the m.2 and alder lake doesn't even support it so far only way at the moment is to use the Pcie 5.0 x16 slot with an add on card however most boards only have 1 Pcie 5.0 slot (except MSI unify, Asus Hero, and few others) that could support the 14GB/s speeds these new drives are capable of.
I noticed my Aorus Master only has 1 Pcie 5.0 slot and the remaining slot only run at Pcie 4.0 x4 so they max out at 8GB/s.
Is this a big deal? Or by the time the GEN5 drives are cheap enough we'll have new boards with actual PCIe 5.0 m.2 slots?
I'm kind of annoyed Gigabyte gimped PCIe slots! You have to get the $900 Xtreme to get 2 PCIe 5.0 slots.
Should I have gotten the MSI board to something with more Pcie 5.0 slots?