“Flash Memory Summit”, a PC running an AMD Ryzen 7000 processor based on the Zen 4 architecture.

While the focus has been the storage part, it’s worth noting that the system ran using an engineering sample of a Ryzen “Zen 4” processor. The set was unveiled with support for the latest storage technologies. A PCIe 5.0 SSD was tested. It was equipped with a Phison PS5026-E26 SSD controller, also named E26, and 232-layer NAND Flash TLC memory chips from Micron. The latter promise greater endurance, higher read/write speeds and better efficiency against the competition.

AMD’s AM5 platform will make it possible to exploit this next generation of SSDs, the PCIe 5.0 SSPs. The first tests reveal strong speeds. Under the CrystalDiskMark 8.0.4 benchmark, the device reached 10 GB/s in sequential reading and writing. Note that these are only “first tests”. Knowing that the E26 controller is capable of ensuring 12 GB/s, adjustments and optimizations are still necessary. There is nothing wrong knowing that we are dealing with an “early” sample of PCIe 5.0 SSDs.

To return to the processor part, it is a Ryzen 7000 series chip equipped with 6 physical cores and 12 logical cores. We have no information on frequencies. For the most curious its code name is 100-000000593-20_Y

Here are the GIGABYTE X670E AORUS motherboards

GIGABYTE introduces its X670E motherboards for AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs

Let’s start this lap with the biggest one: the X670E AORUS XTREME. For the power stage, we find on this model a configuration in 18 + 2 + 2 phases 105A. SSD level in PCIe 5.0, the XTREME offers four M.2 slots in Gen5. As often now with the falcon brand, we have a cooling system based on thin aluminum fins for the power stage and a Thermal Guard system for the M.2 SSDs. Still talking about M.2 SSDs, AORUS offers a tool-free mounting system.

For PCIe 16x slots, the first slot is PCIe 5.0 x16, the second is 4.0 x4 and the last is 3.0 x2.

On the GIGABYTE X670E AORUS MASTER, at the level of the power stage we go down a notch and switch to 16+2+2, still at 105A. Note that here too we are on an E-ATX format. The configuration of the PCIe slots is identical to the XTREME as is the number of headers for fans and temperature sensors. On the other hand, for the M.2 SSD slots, we have two in PCIe 5.0 and the last two are in PCIe 4.0. Now network level, the Ethernet port goes to 2.5 Gigabits and WiFi is on the 6E standard.

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