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Old September 14, 2017, 02:29 AM
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Default Will the NVMe SM2262EN need new motherboards? To get performance?

Will the NVMe SM2262EN need new motherboards? To get performance?

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Old September 14, 2017, 04:23 AM
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Short answer.... yes and no. It depends.

Longer answer.... When it comes to CPU connected storage devices the answer is 'yes'... but not the way you think. Any motherboard with a free x4 PCIE 3 slot will work. Its just a bus the NVMe controller uses to send data over to the CPU. Thus the more powerful the CPU is the faster the SSD is. Last gen Intels mainstream 4 core models did bottleneck performance, and 8-10 cores was much better. So yes to get the full potential from a next gen high performance controller like Intels or Sammys upcoming models you will need a new more powerful a CPU.... unfortunately Intel is most likely not making the 8th gen backwards compatible with previous gen mobos, and AMD did not have a modern high perf, high core count option before am4 & lga4094 socket compatible CPUs came along... so that means a new mobo to go along with the new cpu.

If you want all the potential performance that is. Most will not notice the small difference outside a few niche scenarios. Plus you will not notice it when using the upcoming SMI based models as they are not bleeding edge controllers (and will not be paired to bleeding edge NAND/3Dxpoint) and will not hammer a CPU like an enthusiast grade SSD would. They are going to be used in value and mainstream (by NVMe standards) orientated drives. Those drives will simply never be put in a position where they could possibly be bottle-necked by an older gen CPU. Thus the answer is... it depends on you, what you plan on doing with a new storage device... and what device you are planning on buying.
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