Although many manufacturers have announced their PCI-E 5.0 SSDs, none of them have been listed yet. CORSAIR recently released a promotional video of their MP700 PCI-E 5.0 SSD, but this video was hidden by them, but Overclock3D has screenshots.
From the description of the video, CORSAIR
MP700 supports NVMe 2.0 protocol, uses high-density 3D TLC flash memory, adopts M.2 2280 specification disk body, is equipped with a large aluminum radiator, and there is a fan on it for active cooling. They also mentioned that this SSD supports Microsoft’s DirectStorage technology, which can greatly reduce the loading time of games.
This MP700 SSD will provide a continuous reading speed of 10GB/s, and a continuous writing speed of 9GB/s. If there is no accident, it will also use Phison PS5026-E26. Since this controller uses TSMC’s 12nm process, it generates a lot of heat. At present, many PCI-E 5.0 SSDs choose active cooling. I don’t know if the current motherboard M.2 heat sink can withstand it.
But currently, only AMD’s AM5 platform has a dedicated PCI-E 5.0 M.2 slot. If Intel’s 12th and 13th generation Core processors use PCI-E 5.0 channels for SSDs first, the x16 slot of the graphics card must be disassembled. Although the actual impact is not great, it looks quite uncomfortable.