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Ten PCIe 4.0 NVMe Drives To Compare

There have been differences in the storage performance on AMD and Intel platforms in the past; looking at you USB implementations.  That inspired TweakTown to take a look at the differences between the performance of PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives on the two current platforms from AMD and Intel.  They skipped out on PCIe 5.0, as currently it is quite the feat to get your hands on a drive, not to mention that only Intel currently supports them.

The Intel test system contained a Z690 Hero and an i9-12700K running at 5.6 GHz while for AMD they tested with both an ASUS X670E Hero and a GIGABYTE X670E AORUS Master with a Ryzen 5 7600X configured to run at 5.7 GHz.  They chose to avoid the Ryzen 9 7950X to ensure the dual CCX design of that chip did not introduce the latency which has been seen in other storage tests.  The two systems are not perfectly matched, but they are certainly close enough that the differences in the storage subsystems and IPC will be evident as opposed to the clock frequency.

Check out the full review for the specifics, but overall the differences are miniscule between AMD and Intel.