SSD Battle, PCIe 4.0 Versus 3.0
TechSpot grabbed a few of the newer PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs to see how well they take advantage of the extra bandwidth PCIe 4.0 offers, with the Corsair MP600, Sabrent Rocket and Gigabyte Aorus all included. They compared them to two of the better alternatives on the market, Samsung’s 970 Pro SSD and Intel’s Optane SSD 905P.
Intel’s Optane takes top spot for both performance and price, if you are willing to spend over $2000 for 1.5TB and are running a new Intel system it will give you impressive performance. For those that lack an unlimited budget, the Sabrent costs 1/10th as much as the Optane drive and edged out the other drives in most of the tests they ran. It is worth noting that in most real world tests, there is still little difference between the drives and we still have some work to do on optimizing Windows for this much storage bandwidth.
Yes, those are indeed heatpipes on the Sabrent.
In this roundup, we'll be taking a look at the new Corsair MP600, Sabrent Rocket and Gigabyte Aorus SSDs, all new PCIe NVMe 4.0 drives pitted against the excellent Samsung 970 Pro SSD and Intel's top of the line Optane SSD 905P.