Samsung Electronics has unveiled the high-performance SSD ‘990 PRO’ optimized for large-capacity graphic tasks such as gaming.

Samsung Electronics is equipped with the latest V-NAND technology and a newly designed controller to realize the industry’s highest level of performance. Random write speed is improved by 55% and random read speed by 40% compared to existing products.

The continuous read and continuous write performance of ‘990 PRO’ is up to 7,450MB/s and 6,900MB/s, respectively, and the random read and random write is up to 1,400K IOPS and 1,550K IOPS, respectively.
※ IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second): Number of input and output commands processed per second

With improved speed and high power efficiency, ‘990 PRO’ provides the best performance in environments that require high-speed data processing such as high-performance graphic games, 4K/8K high-definition video, 3D rendering, and big data analysis.

It provides faster loading times on the latest game consoles and PCs, allowing you to enjoy more vivid games with high-resolution graphic images.

For example, in ‘990 PRO’, it takes only about 1 second to load the map of ‘Forspoken’, a new game ‘Luminous Productions’ scheduled to release next year. Force spokes is equipped with the latest game loading technology.

In addition, the ‘990 PRO’ has up to 50% improvement in power efficiency per 1 watt compared to the previous model.

Samsung Electronics provides an efficient heat control function by applying a heat dissipation sheet and Dynamic Thermal Guard along with a nickel-coated controller. Users can experience more stable performance even after long-term use.

Samsung Electronics will also introduce the ‘990 PRO with Heatsink’ product that maximizes the heat control function. ‘990 PRO with Heatsink’ maximizes heat dissipation performance by attaching a heat sink to the front/rear side of the product. At the same time, you can use the RGB lighting function to add your own style to your PC.

“The demand for high-performance storage is increasing exponentially as technological innovations such as 4K/8K content, gaming, and artificial intelligence continue,” said Kyu-Young Lee, managing director of Samsung Electronics’ Brand Product Biz Team. The ‘990 PRO’ with enhanced stability will be the best choice for gamers and professional creators looking for a high-performance SSD.”

Samsung Electronics will unveil ‘990 PRO’ and ‘990 PRO with Heatsink’ at ‘Gamescom 2022’ and release it in October.

The price of ‘990 PRO’ is $179 and $309 for 1TB and 2TB, respectively, and ‘990 PRO with Heatsink’ is $199 and $329, respectively. The 4TB model will be available next year. More information about the product can be found on the Samsung Electronics website ( ).

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