Intel showcases Alder Lake platform equipped with PCIe 5.0 SSD

Intel has previously announced that for the health and safety of its employees, partners, and customers, after consulting with health officials, it will prioritize the activities at CES 2022 to be presented digitally, and physical exhibitions will be canceled. Although Intel will still release a series of products at CES 2022, such as the 12th-generation Core series processors, some of the original activities will inevitably be affected.

Recently, Intel’s chief performance strategist Ryan Shrout stated on his Twitter account that he originally planned to demonstrate the PCIe 5.0 SSD system at the upcoming CES 2022 next week. However, because Intel changed its plan for the live show, it chose to share it with users on the Internet. The demonstration was carried out on a system equipped with an Intel Core i9-12900K processor. The PCIe 5.0 SSD is Samsung’s PM1743, which is an enterprise-level high-performance PCIe 5.0 SSD previously released by Samsung.

The results showed that the sequential read speed of the Alder Lake platform equipped with PCIe 5.0 SSD reached 13.7 GB/s, and the alleged sequential write speed was 6.6 GB/s. Compared with Western Digital’s high-end black disk PCIe 4.0 SSD, the sequential read speed (about 7 GB/s) has been greatly improved. In addition, Ryan Shrout also showed that by installing two PM1743 in the same system, the sequential read speed exceeded 28 GB/s. Due to the limited number of PCIe 5.0 channels on the Alder Lake platform, Ryan Shrout did not choose to install a discrete graphics card.

It is still too early to discuss PCIe 5.0 SSD in the consumer market, and related products may not be seen until 2023 at the earliest.