Today, we’ll be taking a quick look at the GIGABYTE AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD. It utilises Phison’s reputable E16 SSD controller, and supports NVMe 1.3 interface and of course, the latest PCI-E 4.0 Gen4 standards. Our review sample has a total capacity of 500GB of 3D NAND flash memory, and comes with DDR4 DRAM caching, offering a read speeds of up to 5,000Mb/sec, and a write speed of up to 2,500Mb/sec.
From previous experience, running NVMe Gen4 SSDs at full load can get quite hot. So to mitigate this issue, Gigabyte has included a large full cover copper heatsink which should help reduce temperatures.
For those who wish to take advantage of PCIE Gen4 SSDs, there’s only one option … you have to get yourself a AMD Ryzen processor (Matisse) along with either a X570 or a B550 motherboard. Currently, Intel’s latest 10th Gen processor and its associated Z490 motherboard, don’t support PCIE 4.0 yet!
Confused and NAND flash memory? Well, there are several types of NAND flash memory used in most of today’s SSDs. The two most popular are SLC and MLC, and now TLC. Here’s a little background taken from HowToGeek.
This is a snippet from what Gigabyte has to say about themselves on their website:
A global leader in the PC industry, GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive product lineup that aims to “Upgrade Your Life.” With expertise encompassing consumer, business, gaming, and cloud systems, GIGABYTE uses research and innovation to consistently meet user needs. GIGABYTE is renowned for award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, and other PC components and accessories, and has revolutionized the PC industry with patented DualBIOS™ and Ultra Durable™ technologies. As an expert in PC technology, GIGABYTE is poised to extend our scope in business servers and cloud systems with hardware and software solutions that integrate AI and AloT applications to develop the ideal infrastructure for future prospects in 5G.
That which resonates with your life
“Upgrade Your Life” is the core essence in everything we do at GIGABYTE. We believe only technology made for you will speak to you. With a keen understanding of your needs, we have raised industry standards with game-changing DualBIOS™ technology; our patented Ultra Durable™ motherboards are designed to last and outlast, and our superior Windforce Stack 3x Cooling System exceeds all expectations.
We break new ground. We also continuously provide reliable cloud infrastructure to help businesses optimize their operations as well as to advance development and expansion in the digital realm. By combining innovation and practicality, GIGABYTE wields the technology of the future to improve your life today.
When ideas manifest into reality
We have your bases covered, starting with the motherboard. With an established reputation for trusted quality, we pushed forward with graphics cards, laptops, and mini PCs, and corporations worldwide depend on us for reliable server solutions. We have set the foundations for future forays into machine learning (AI) and deep learning. Most of all, we have always been there innovating products that will spark your creativity. From the adrenaline-pumping AORUS eSport line for enthused gamers, to cutting-edge AERO laptops for inspired artists and creators, or portable yet powerful BRIX mini PCs, with your perspective in mind, we crafted technologies that have more realistic usability to make the future both achievable and approachable.
We will be testing the Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 SSD using the ASRock B550 Steel Legend motherboard, along with the Ryzen 7 3700X (Matisse). We wanted to see how well the Gen4 SSD will perform using the B550 chipset, and whether the motherboard can actually supports PCIE 4.0.
If all goes well, we should be getting some decent scores during our benchmark tests. Let’s continue and check out the specifications on our next page.
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