Although many companies have not yet fully transferred their production capacity to PCIe 4.0 memory; There is already talk of PCIe 5.0 standard.
Silicon Motion, a company active in the memory industry, recently at its fourth quarterly conference report for the fiscal year 2021, expressed the hope that the company’s PCIe 5.0 controllers for commercial SSDs will be available in 2024, paving the way for a wide range of high-speed memories.
Last month, at CES 2022, without announcing a release date, ADATA demonstrated PCIe 5.0 memory performance at 14 and 12 GB / s, using a Silicon Motion SM2508 controller. Note that expensive PCIe 4.0 memory speeds, such as the Samsung 980 Pro, are already half that number.
Other reports put the PCIe 5.0 memory release date at 2022; But this date coincides with the release of enterprise silicon motion PCIe 5.0 controllers; Controllers that will be used in servers and data centers. PCIe 4.0 memory was first introduced at CES a few years before it was used in commercial devices.
Silicon Motion will continue to focus on PCIe 4.0 memory in 2022 and 2023; Because economical SSDs, such as Western Digital’s WD Black SN770 SE, have recently joined the PCIe 4.0 world and are still not reaching their full potential.