Corsair MP600, Come On Down! You’re The Next Contestant On The PCIe 4.0 NVMe Show!
Phison’s Greatest Hits And Misses, Volume 4.0
Last week we saw the performance of the Gigabyte Aorus M.2 NVMe Gen4 SSD 2TB on an ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard, and were less than impressed with the performance and value. Now, we have a chance to see if Corsair’s MP600 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD can improve on that, while running on an ASUS X570 motherboard. The PR claims up to 4950 MBps of sequential read and 4250 MBps sequential write, which would certainly be impressive, and The Guru of 3D was there to test the veracity of these claims.
The results were mixed, but in the right scenarios the drive could indeed match the performance advertised on the box. A 110GB file was copied from another SSD and averaged 2 GB/sec which is more than impressive; though if you fill the large cache you will see some degradation. In many other cases, the Aorus matched, but did not exceed other PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs which muddies the conclusions somewhat.
Of course it is an SSD you can seat into any PCIe 3.0 compatible PC, however, if you place it into a Ryzen 3000 / X570 based PC, some magic happens as you are running 4000 MB/s numbers and higher, thanks to the new PCIe 4.0 interface and a little TLC from Phison, well Toshiba strictly speaking.