Since the arrival of the PCIe 4.0 interface with AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen processors, only a few brands have made NVMe SSD based on the new interface, with Corsair and Gigabyte being early adopters. Come August though, Samsung will be making its grand debut into the ecosystem with its own 980 Pro SSD.
First announced back at CES 2020, Samsung’s 980 Pro SSD is the brand’s first PCIe 4.0 SSD and was, unsurprisingly, made to accommodate AMD’s X570 and B550 motherboards. And while there is still no official details from the Korean electronics giant, popular leakster Ice universe (@UniverseIce) has alleged that Samsung’s next-generation SSD will have some unyieldingly fast speeds.
Specifically, the 980 Pro will have sequential read speeds of 6.5GB/s and sequential write speeds of 5GB/s. That’s a huge jump in performance, compared to the current PCIe 3.0 970 Pro’s sequential read and write speeds of 3.5GB/s and 2.7GB/s, respectively.
Samsung 980 Pro SSD will be released within two months, you will see the super performance of real PCIe 4.0 SSD.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) June 10, 2020
As for capacity options, it looks like the 980 Pro will be available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities at launch. At the time of writing, no pricing for the SSD has been given. That said, it’s highly likely that the 1TB variant will cost upwards of RM2000 at launch.