Corsair is gearing up for the launch of AMD’s new AM5 platform along with the AMD Ryzen 7000 this fall and is launching the Corsair MP700, a new PCIe 5.0 consumer SSD that eclipses anything Corsair has done before in terms of speed. Up to 10,000 MB/s are said to be achievable in sequential reading.
Corsair MP700 with promising performance data
The MP600 Pro LPX (our review) is one of the fastest currently available SSDs on the market. However, compared to the new Corsair MP700, the maximum 7,100 MB/s read and 6,800 MB/s write seem almost slow.
For the launch of AMD’s new AM5 platform Corsair informs about compatible hardware from their own house. In addition to DDR5 memory, fans and power supplies, the new MP700 M.2 SSD is also mentioned, which is supposed to make loading screens in games almost disappear, according to the manufacturer.
This is made possible by the impressive speeds of up to 10,000 MB/s for sequential reads and 9,500 MB/s for sequential writes – but of course these depend on the model. The graph view also shows how the speeds of the MP510 have increased to the MP600 Pro XT and now even the MP700.
Phison E26 controller is considered likely
The Phison E26, which MSI had already shown at the beginning of the year on the basis of a prototype, will probably be used as the controller. At that time, however, there was still talk of speeds of 12 GB/s for sequential reading and up to 11 GB/s for sequential writing, while the recently unveiled Adata XPG PCIe Gen5 is supposed to reach up to 14 GB/s thanks to Silicon Motion’s M2508 controller.
The first PCIe Gen 5 SSDs are likely to be available at the launch of the AM5 platform and the AMD Ryzen 7000. Both are expected to be unveiled and launched in September. AMD cooperates with Phison, among others, here, which is why the use of the E26 is considered likely.
Then there will be a whole range of new M.2 SSDs with PCIe 5.0 connectivity. Samsung is also apparently preparing a new flagship under the name 990 Pro, which will succeed the popular 980 Pro.