As expected, the latest NVMe SSDs, in conjunction with the new PCIe 4.0 of AMD's recently released first X570 third generation Ryzen CPU mainboards, break the speed barrier and reach new peaks. No wonder, since the fastest NVMe SSDs to date have already been slowed down by the maximum bus speed and were at most 3.5 GB/s fast.
Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen4
In theory, the new generation PCIe 4.0 doubles the available data bandwidth to 2.0 GBit/s per lane - for the time being, however, only on the AMD platform, Intel does not yet have a system (motherboard with CPU) with PCIe 4.0 to offer. And indeed, the new Gigabyte Aorus NVMe Gen4 SSD, representing the new generation of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs in the 2TB version, surpasses the Samsung 970 Pro by far in tests of PC Games hardware - it achieves up to 5 GB/s MB/s when reading (compared to 3,500 MB/s of the 970 Pro) and about 4.2 GB/s when writing (Samsung 970 Pro: 2,700 MB/s). Further tests will have to show to what extent the new top speed will affect practical application scenarios in the area of video editing and not only benchmarks.