ADATA Technology is displaying its next-generation prototype PCIe Gen4 solid state drives (SSD) during CES 2020.
The three prototype SSDs, known as Project SAGE, INDIGO, and PEARL are designed to meet the needs and budgets of different consumers and segments.
ADATA says that the SSDs feature excellent performance, including read speeds of up to 7000MB per second and write of up to 6000MB. They also support NVMe 1.4 and the latest AMD platform. What’s more, the SSDs are manufactured with the latest nanolithography techniques to create SSDs that are more power-efficient and generate less heat.
Phison was first to market with a client-segment PCI-Express gen 4.0 NVMe SSD controller, and the first wave of gen 4.0 M.2 SSDs have been dominated by the E16-series controller. However, ADATA's new PCIe gen 4.0 SSDs use controllers from other manufacturers such as Silicon Motion and InnoGrit.
The company's XPG SAGE M.2 NVMe SSDs with PCI-Express 4.0 x4 interface come in capacities of up to 4 TB, and are powered by InnoGrit "Rainier" IG5236 controller, offering up to 1 million IOPS 4K random access.
The XPG INDIGO M.2 NVMe PCI-Express 4.0 x4 drive uses Silicon Motion's fastest PCIe gen 4.0 client-segment controller, the SM2264. With capacities of up to 4 TB, the drive offers up to 700,000 IOPS 4K random-access performance.
The XPG PEARL, a high cost-performance model powered by the mid-range SM2267 controller which has a PCIe gen 4.0 x4 interface and DRAM cache, comes in capacities of up to 4 TB, and offers up to 4,000 MB/s sequential reads, up to 3,000 MB/s sequential writes, and up to 400,000 IOPS 4K random access.
XPG is targeting to launch its new lineup of PCIe Gen4 SSDs by the second half of 2020.
XPG will also release a 4TB version of the XGP SX8100 PCIe 3.0 SSD by the end of January. It specofocations does not change copmpared to the currently available model - the SSD uses a RTS5762 controller, 3D TLC NAND flash memory, and its sequential read /write speeds are up to 3,500 MB/s / 3,000 MB/s, respectively.
Other ADATA XPG products at CES
ADATA has also on display ita new product lines: gaming monitors, gaming notebooks, and compact gaming desktops.
The XPG Photon is a 27-inch 4K Ultra HD gaming monitor that features 95% or above DCI-P3 coverage, and implements the Burst Refresh and Vivid Color from PixelDisplay. Gamers get 4K UHD resolution from the monitor's IPS panel, but also 144 Hz refresh-rate at 4K UHD. At the flick of a toggle, the monitor can also be transformed to Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 240 Hz and 600 nits brightness. The panel supports up to 1,500 nits brightness. The monitor also features a triangular RGB LED lighting element that can double-up as ambient light.
The XPG Xenia line of gaming notebooks in the 15.6-inch and 13-inch form-factors. They are powered by 9th generation Core-H processors with options ranging all the way up to Core i7-9750H. Graphics options include RTX 2070 Max-Q and GTX 1660 Ti. They are also armed with ADATA's DDR4 SO-DIMM memory and SX8200 M.2 NVMe storage and a mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting. The 15.6-inch display is IPS Full HD with 144 Hz refresh-rate.
The XPG Gaia line of compact gaming desktops. ADATA is showcasing a variant built up to "Ghost Canyon" NUC specs, along with is a more conventional socketed thin Mini-ITX version. Both variants are 5-liter compact, and include ADATA XPG memory and SX8000-series M.2 NVMe SSDs. You add your own compatible graphics card and even select Thunderbolt 3 ports.
The Golden Summoner gaming keyboard features 24-Karat gold-plated keycaps, coupled with gold finish on the top metal plate. There are other faux gold bits such as the leatherette palm-rest.
ADATA's latest mice linuep includes the XPG Headshot and XPG Primer. The Headshot coms with a triangular flakey crust design the company calls a "Functional Lattice", and is available in black and gold variants. It uses a PixArt PMW3391 sensor with 16,000 dpi resolution, and 20 million click-rated Omron switches. The mouse features 8 programmable buttons in all.
The XPG Primer uses a 12,000 dpi PixArt PM3360 sensor, a conventional 4-button layout with Omron 20M switches, and RGB LED illumination.
ADATA 's cooling products lineup includes the Levante 360, an all-in-one, closed-loop liquid CPU cooler. It uses premium Nidec-sourced high air-flow PWM fans, and a 360 mm x 120 mm aluminium radiator is plumbed to its pump-block over a sleeved rubber tubing. The pump-block is made of Asetek's third generation pump-block design featuring a ceramic bearing. An ARGB illuminated XPG logo caps the pump-block. The CPU cooler supports all CPU socket types, including LGA115x, AM4, LGA2066, and TR4.