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Old 10-09-2019, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default Question about the new gen4 nvme's vs the gen3's.

I've seen a few gen 4 nvme's on the market, such as gigabytes aorus"s 1tb nvme. I was going to put a 970pro nvme in the new 3000 series build, but with the gen4 support from the x570 chipset and 3000 series cpu I was thinking to go with this instead. I see it's cheaper than the 970pro and I'm wondering why, when the gen4 seems like a faster nvme compared to the 970pro. I'd there something I'm missing? Thanks.

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Old 10-10-2019, 09:32 AM   #2
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Gen4 runs a lot hotter due to higher power needs, that's one thing to consider. If, then only buy one with a heatsink.

The 970Pro does not slow down after a given amount of GB written continuously, that might be the case with those Gen4's available, but I have no info on that, you'd need to read some reviews.

BTW, most Gen4 1TB drives dropped to 200$ this week, might be good time.

Tbh, I'd wait for Samsung to come up with a Gen4 drive. Data reliability is a thing I wouldnt gamble with tho Corsair and Gigabyte offer a 5y warranty as well.

I doubt it makes any difference for home user usage, unless you plan to run as many VM's as you possibly can from that drive or do very heavy db work. For gaming, there will be zero difference for a long time to come.
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I was looking at the aorus wrapped in a copper hs that was >$100 less than the 970pro. I did manage to find real world comparisons between the two and despite pcie 4.0, the gen4 ,,only bested the 970pro by mediocre amounts in random read and write benchmarks. The differences were barely noticable. The few on the market are pretty immature. I was thinking exactly what you suggested: wait for Samsung's offering.

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