Realtek could be finest identified for its onboard audio options, however for the previous couple of years, it has been attempting to make a reputation for itself within the SSD controller market as nicely. Issues have been sluggish getting into that regard, with its focus totally on entry-level drives. That is about to vary.
The corporate is increasing its focus to the efficiency class and is on the point of introduce a few new controllers, the RTS5762 and RTS5763DL. Whereas these mannequin numbers do not imply a lot in the meanwhile, they might grow to be much more recognizable over the approaching months, in the event that they dwell as much as the hype.
Realtek demonstrated each controllers at Computex earlier this month. Anandtech was readily available to snap some picks extract some data, and in one of many footage, there is a card billing the RTS5762 because the “quickest shopper PCIe M.2 SSD controller” on the earth.
That can be Realtek’s flagship controller for the foreseeable future. The corporate did not go into too many particulars, although Realtek did say it helps varied varieties of 3D TLC and 3D QLC NAND flash reminiscence. It additionally shared some efficiency specs, and that is the place issues get attention-grabbing.
In accordance with Realtek, the RTS5762 is able to delivering as much as 3,500MB/s of sequential learn efficiency and as much as 3,000MB/s of sequential writes. As a degree of reference, Samsung’s flagship 970 Professional is rated to ship the identical learn velocity, and as much as 2,700MB/s of sequential write efficiency.
The RTS7536DL is much less attention-grabbing, in that it is one other controller for the lower-end SSD market. Nevertheless, it helps AES256 encryption, a characteristic that isn’t all the time discovered on entry-level SSDs.
On the efficiency facet, Realtek can be going up towards some heavy hitters, together with Intel, Phison, Samsung, and Silicon Movement.