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Bandwidth busting PCIe 4.0 SSDs rated over 7GB/s are launching by the day

Bandwidth busting PCIe 4.0 SSDs rated over 7GB/s are launching by the day

Now that Intel is finally embracing PCI Express 4.0 support on the desktop (with Rocket Lake), as its rival AMD has done since Zen 2, there is sufficient motivation for SSD makers to push the envelope, in terms of raw speed. Enter Mushkin, which joins a select group of companies now offering a PCIe 4.0 SSD line rated to hit read speeds north of 7GB/s.

More specifically, Mushkin’s new Gamma SSDs swing for the fences with up to 7,175MB/s of sequential read performance and up to 6,800MB/s of sequential write performance. That’s according to Mushkin’s rated specifications—we have not tested its latest SSD line, so how actual performance compares with advertised specs remains to be seen.

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