Intel 11th generation Core processor sneak tes: perfect use of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth

Sajjad Hussain
Oct 12 · 2 min read
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AMD has added support for PCIe 4.0 to the 3000 series of Core processors last year. Its biggest feature is that it greatly increases the bandwidth that SSDs can provide, so more and more ultra-high-speed SSDs are here. Born. At that time, the Intel camp did not yet support PCIe 4.0 CPUs, but now Intel has officially announced the 11th generation of Core processors. One of the biggest features is to increase support for PCIe 4.0. And now some users have stolen the desktop version of Intel’s 11th-generation Core processor, and with the new SSD, it has been verified that PCIe 4.0 can be perfectly supported on the current motherboard.

Players from Taiwan said that they recently bought an 11-generation Core processor with a Rocket Lake architecture and a TDP of 125W. It is obviously a high-end processor. At the same time, in order to maximize the performance of the SSD, ASRock is used on the motherboard. The Z490 Taichi motherboard and a Seagate Coolplay 520 SSD successfully turned on the motherboard’s PCIe 4.0 through some means, so as to realize the perfect operation of the PCIe 4.0 SSD.

Seagate CoolPlay 520 SSD officially claims that the speed is around 5.0GB/s, but after actual testing, on the current motherboard, the read speed of this hard drive is 4994MB/s, and the write speed is 4266MB/s, which is very close to the official speed. 5GB/s is also far faster than PCIe 3.0. It seems that the 11th-generation Core processor does indeed support PCIe 4.0. Intel is expected to officially release a new 11-generation Core desktop processor in 2021.

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