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MSI has announced the SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS, a new SSD from the company that features a bronze-colored aluminum heatsink, high-quality 3D NAND flash, and Phison’s PS5026-E26 controller, offering sequential read and write speeds of over 12,000 MB/s and 10,000 MB/s, respectively. The MSI SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 x4 SSD will be available in 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB capacities.

“K.S.Pua, CEO of Phison Electronics, said that the cooperation between Phison and MSI started from the SSD product line. Since both companies have their own expertise in NAND controller and computer system integration respectively, and in addition to SSD, MSI has also actively expanded its strategy in the fields of gaming, content creators, commercial, industrial, robotics, and even automotive in recent years, where the application markets are in line with Phison’s long-term strategy, so the two companies hit it off. The SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 SSD launched by MSI this time adopted Phison’s E26 SSD controller. Since the performance of PCIe 5.0 is much faster than the previous generation of PCIe 4.0, the two companies have conducted a lot of tests and discussions on power consumption and heat dissipation, which is a valuable cooperation experience. In the future, Phison will continue to support MSI through controller technology.”

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From an MSI press release:

MSI, the world’s leading gaming PC hardware brand, is proud to announce the new SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS, with blazing fast read speeds up to 10GB/s that unites the latest in top-notch PCIe Gen 5 controller technology with high-quality 3D NAND flash, and advanced cooling. Sporting a bronze-colored aluminum heatsink, the SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS SSD takes a sensational leap in storage performance, bringing more than 1.5 times faster read/write speeds compared to current PCIe 4.0 SSDs. With compliance of NVMe 2.0 and M.2 2280 form factor, the SPATIUM M570 HS offers optimal performance and long-lasting durability in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacity variants for professionals, content creators, and gamers in an easy installation and extreme transfer speeds for multitasking workloads.

With the same gamers’ first attitude that has made MSI products great, MSI continues pushing the limits to unleash performance with the next-generation SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 SSD. Using the Lightning Gen 5 M.2 slot on the MSI MEG Z690 GODLIKE motherboard, the performance is exceptional for the MSI SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 x4 SSD, powered by Phison PS5026-E26 solution. Our testing shows that the next-gen SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 SSD can reach over 12,000MB/s sequential read speeds and 10,000MB/s write speeds, demonstrating that MSI continues to be a top provider of next-gen performance products for users. Under a RAID 0 configuration, the next-gen SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 SSDs can even perform up to 170% faster transfer speeds, compared to a single PCIe 5.0 SSD setup, allowing gamers to gain valuable milliseconds on latency or professionals to process gigabytes of files.

MSI’s SPATIUM M460, a PCIe 4.0 SSD, is also available. It offers fast speeds of up to 5,000 MB/s sequential read and 4,500 MB/s sequential write speeds, and comes in storage capacities of 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB.

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  1. MSI has announced the SPATIUM M570 PCIe 5.0 NVMe M.2 HS, a new SSD from the company that features a bronze-colored aluminum heatsink, high-quality 3D NAND flash, and Phison's PS5026-E26 controller, offering sequential read and write speeds of over 12,000 MB/s and 10,000 MB/s, respectively.

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    It's like Ferrari versus Lamborghini --- you are buying a street legal car and comparing the fact that one does 202 MPH vs the other's 204 MPH. Doesn't really matter when the speed limit is what it is.

    IOPS are where it's at, and past that, everything else is bottlenecked by something else. I'm not convinced that we can really utilize PCI 3.0 speeds - but I'll admit you can notice the bump from SATA (600Mbs) to NVME PCI 3 (2500Mbs), even if it's only a marginal improvement in most cases. Most files that are used every day just aren't big enough to take advantage of the speed of a sequential transfer -- and I don't even know if a modern NVMe drive optimizes at all to place large files in continuous blocks - defrag has been long dead for SSDs
  2. My pcie gen 4 nvme is right at 1 million iops. So that's a solid boost from previous iterations.
    Hmm, unless you are talking Optane, which appears to be a mixed bag - doesn't look like the interface makes all that much difference.

    A good PCI 4 will tend to beat a good PCI 3, but it isn't universal that just by being PCI 4 that it will be better than PCI 3

    The Samsung in these tests is PCI 3, vs 3 other PCI 4 NVMe drives. The Samsung actually beats some of the PCI 4 drives at times. THe Sequential Read Speed benchmark is about the only thing the PCI 4 drives consistently and significantly win at, where they can leverage that sustained speed advantage. Everything else is either a mixed bag or pretty much within margin of error to my untrained eye.

    I'd point out specifically the game launch times - where the PCI 3 Samsung actually beat out all the PCI 4 drives -- and the Optane drive! (But I will admit the results were all really really close, so I wouldn't call it significant)


    (The real take away here is that Optane looked fantastic on some specific benchmarks, but somehow that translated to only mediocre real-world testing)

    So - yeah IOPS is a thing, but it looks like we hit the point of diminishing returns on PCI 3 and not the end-all-beat-all that I alluded to earlier - even Optane with it's fantastic latency can't overcome whatever the next bottleneck is. Unless you routinely do bulk file copies, PCI 4 (and I imagine that will extend to PCI 5) does nothing for you. Boot times, game and app launch times, etc all are virtually the same regardless of interface.

    The drive controller / firmware matters more than the PCI interface revision.
  3. The Samsung in these tests is PCI 3, vs 3 other PCI 4 NVMe drives. The Samsung actually beats some of the PCI 4 drives at times. THe Sequential Read Speed benchmark is about the only thing the PCI 4 drives consistently and significantly win at, where they can leverage that sustained speed advantage. Everything else is either a mixed bag or pretty much within margin of error to my untrained eye.
    It would be interesting to see results between the gen 3 NVME Samsung drive... (That I have just not installed) and the Gen 4 NVME Samsung drive.... that I also have....and is installed.

    I mostly did it because I was updating my build and needed more space and went with NVME PCIE 4.0x4.

    Lets see what google says.. no quick comparison found. Interesting. Could be a interesting Article FPSers.

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