The new SSDs PCI Express 5.0 They hide a little surprise, and that is that compared to the current standard, these SSDs they will be slightly widerwhich will go from bar 22 to 25mm. Although 3 mm is very little, there are many motherboards on which a current SSD fits almost perfectly in space, so in these situations a PCIe 5.0 SSD, with its heatsink, would generate a compatibility problem.

Compatibility issues will be present, and that’s why it’s striking that gigabyte started listing its first AMD X670E and X670 motherboards as compatible with PCI-Express 5.0 SSDs (25110), which will also be backward compatible with the current 2280 and 22110, since the connector remains the same, only the width of the PCB changes.

T-Force PCI-Express 5.0 SSD Card

Considering that these units are going to get hotter, it’s not a bad idea to have more room to manage components and add extra aluminum, so all newer generation motherboards will have to think about leaving more free space around the slot to accommodate the new units.

Also keep in mind what is a lesser evilNobody would buy a PCIe 5.0 SSD to limit its speed to half on a PCIe 4.0 motherboard. Although a low-end PCIe 5.0 SSD is perfect for the PCIe 4.0 interface, it makes sense to reconsider buying a PCIe 4.0 SSD first, as it is assumed that it will be cheaper.

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