In the meantime, numerous SSDs with PCI Express 5.0 have been announced, but these are not yet available. After all, a first model has now been listed by some dealers. As a result, there is no release date for the Gigabyte Aorus Gen5 10000, but at least a first prize.
So far, gamers have had very little to do with PCI Express 5.0. Although the current processors from Intel and AMD already support the new standard, there are still no compatible graphics cards or SSDs available to buy. At least the latter could change soon: after several corresponding products had already been announced, the first SSD with PCI Express 5.0 is now also listed by some retailers. Specifically, it is the Gigabyte Aorus Gen5 10000 with 2 TB of storage.
Expensive offer in Germany
This model was listed in the USA by Amazon and by Newegg, and there is also a first entry in Germany: the retailer Cyberport is offering the model here. The gigabyte SSD is not yet available anywhere, but a listing should at least speak for imminent availability. It also provides initial information on the price of the new SSD.
From Amazon is so far only the product page went online without a price, but were on Newegg briefly called $340. In Germany, on the other hand, there is talk of something more, Cyberport offers that Aorus Gen5 10000 for 415 euros at. For comparison: the previous model, the Gigabyte Aorus Gen 4 7000s Premiumis already in the PCGH price comparison with 2 TB offered from 190 euros. If the 415 euros mentioned are actually the starting price, this would be significantly higher than the previous models with PCI Express 4.0. But there would also be a significantly higher transfer rate. The Aorus Gen 5 10000 should be able to read at 10,000 MB/s and write at 9,500 MB/s, whereas the previous model “only” has 7,000 MB/s and 6,850 MB/s respectively.
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When more SSDs with PCI Express 5.0 appear in the PCGH price comparison and when the Gigabyte Aorus Gen5 10000 will be available remains to be seen. After that, there should also be a transitional phase in which the prices of the new SSDs will slowly fall. A purchase directly at the launch should therefore hardly make sense for most users. After all, games shouldn’t benefit so much from the higher data rate that the high surcharge would be worthwhile.