The Intel Core i9-11900K isn’t good, but at least it means we’ll finally get faster SSDs

Intel has finally launched its 11th-generation Rocket Lake processors, and while they’re not very good – the Intel Core i9-11900K is slower than the i9-10900K in many tests – there are benefits that the entire computing world is going to start feeling in the very near future.

And, really the biggest of these is going to be faster SSDs. With Rocket Lake, Intel has finally baked in PCIe 4.0 support into its desktop processors, which finally means that both current-generation mainstream desktop platforms now support the technology. And, of course, with industry-wide support, we’re going to start seeing SSDs that can really push it to the limit.

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Inland Performance Plus M.2 NVMe SSD Review
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LG Gram 16 (2021) in review: 1,200 grams, excellent battery life, 16:10 display
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Light, quiet, and enduring. The featherlight LG Gram 16 scores points with a Tiger Lake processor, Thunderbolt 4/USB 4, room for Read more

Qnap TS-h2490FU QuTS hero edition review: Smash hit flash
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Pure NVMe all-flash arrays (AFAs) are the only way to go for the best storage performance but most blue-chip solutions Read more

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Silicon Power is a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer founded in 2003. In enthusiast circles, they are well known for providing high-quality Read more

Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake-H CPUs launch — gaming laptops get speed boost
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The new 11th Gen Tiger Lake-H processors promise performance gains and support for faster vRAM and SSDs Intel unveiled today Read more

Lexar SL200 Portable SSD 1 TB Review
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Lexar has made a name for itself in the portable storage market. They are very well known for their SD Read more

Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 7000s M.2 NVMe SSD Review
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Today, we have Gigabyte’s Aorus Gen4 7000s in the lab for review with cooling that is fit for an SSD Read more

Acer FA100 1 TB Review
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Acer is a world-leading manufacturer of computer hardware. The company was founded in 1976, in Taiwan. They are mostly famous Read more

Lexar NM620 1 TB Review
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Lexar has made a name for itself in the portable storage market—they are very well known for their SD cards Read more

G.SKILL ENKI 360 AIO Review
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G.SKILL is well known for its system memory and SSDs and has recently expanded into the peripheral market with gaming-oriented Read more

Patriot Viper VP4300 M.2 NVMe SSD Review
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Patriot’s Viper VP4300 pumps out fast sequential speeds of up to 7.4 / 6.8 GBps read/write and features wicked good Read more

Intel Core i5-11600K Review
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The Intel Core i5-11600K is a new mid-range desktop processor in the Rocket Lake-S family, with Intel pitching it as Read more