PCI-SIG just listed Samsung’s 990 PRO SSD as a PCIe 5.0 x4-compatible insert card. This listing not only confirms the product name, but also the fact that the consumer storage has been verified to Gen5 specifications with support for PCIe 5.0. The Samsung 990 PRO SSD has the M.2 interface, but the leak does not contain enough information to confirm the size of the drive.
It is not the first time that Samsung is working on the launch of PCIe Gen5 PM1743 SSDs. It already has, but with Enterprise SSDs. Those SSDs are 2.5 to 3-inch and offer random speeds of up to 13000 MB/s and an IOPS of 2500K.
Compared to Gen4 products, these SSDs deliver 1.9 times faster speeds.
Soon all X670 and B650 AMD AM5 motherboard series will support Gen 5.0 storage. For now, they can be fully used on Alder Lake systems. As for the AMD 600 series chipset, PCIe 5.0 compliance is optional for GPUs. However, all mid-range and high-end motherboard series support Gen5 storage.