Recently, Corsair announced
that it is ready for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000 series processors and AM5 platform, providing DDR5 memory, integrated water-cooled heatsinks, power supplies, and ready-to-launch PCIe 5.0 SSDs to fully meet the needs of the new platform.
On the introduction page of the CORSAIR website
for the AM5 platform, there is already information about the MP700 PCIe 5.0 SSD. The chart displayed by CORSAIR lists the performance comparison of each generation of SSD, including MP510 PCIe 3.0 SSD, MP610 PRO XT PCIe 4.0 SSD, and MP700 PCIe 5.0 SSD. According to CORSAIR, the MP700 PCIe 5.0 SSD has a sequential read speed of 10 GB/s and a sequential write speed of 9.5 GB/s.
CORSAIR has not confirmed the specific specifications of the MP700 PCIe 5.0 SSD, or even provided physical photos, and the pricing is unknown. The current flagship MP610 PRO XT PCIe 4.0 SSD 2TB is priced at $300 on e-commerce platforms, and the MP700 PCIe 5.0 SSD is almost certainly more expensive.
Recently, Samsung is preparing a new generation of 990 Pro SSD, which also has a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface and has appeared on the PCI-SIG certification list, which will be one of the next generation top storage solutions. It is believed that many SSD manufacturers have already prepared products and are waiting for the arrival of the AM5 platform.
PCIe 5.0 SSDs can be used on all AMD X670 and B650 series motherboards and these products will have at least one PCIe 5.0-compliant M.2 slot. Some Intel motherboards that support Alder Lake and Raptor Lake can also be used, but they need to be split across the 16 PCIe 5.0 lanes used by the graphics card.