Corsair has yet to formally unveil its PCIe 5.0 SSD lineup, but the company has already started teasing what we can expect on launch day. One nugget of information it’s already sharing is the name of at least one storage device, plus its blazingly fast read and write speeds that outstrip the top-tier solid-state drives available today.
A Corsair PCIe 5.0 SSD was first unveiled at the AMD Computex main conference, as part of Team Red’s presentation of its upcoming Ryzen 7000 processors. Now, it looks like the MP700 will be the company’s first storage device with the latest interface, which significantly improves the current standard.
Corsair claims that the MP700 will boast sequential read speeds of 10,000MB/s, with sequential writes not far off at 9,500MB/s. These kinds of specs could make it the best SSD for gaming, but it will no doubt face competition from the Samsung 990 Pro and other competitors.
Since Corsair chose to reveal the name and specs of its PCIe 5.0 SSD as part of a broader AM5 support campaign, the drive will likely launch alongside the Ryzen 7000 release date, if not soon after. That said, both 12th Gen Intel Core processors and upcoming Raptor Lake chips should also be able to use the MP700 to its full potential.