All machines in the world are not free from heat. If the machine generates heat and exceeds the appropriate temperature, it can be physically dangerous, so a separate device is usually provided. For example, the most familiar fuse in our daily life, considering that the rather extreme method of shutting off the machine when it rises above a certain temperature is still used, the danger is not even worth talking about.
PC components are also at war with temperature. When most PC components reach a certain temperature, they tend to prioritize lowering the temperature over the best possible performance of the component. It means that it is focused on cooling, so it does not provide full performance. It has to do with the durability of the product to some extent.
While touching various PC components, I also watched the growth of the latest technologies. Among them, the part that you want to say, What’s wrong with this temperature. It looks like it’s going to burn is an SSD, especially an M.2 NVMe SSD that is directly coupled to the motherboard.
Technology is advancing day by day, but this SSD boasts a high temperature that makes you wonder if it is okay to leave it as it is. Compared to HDD or SATA type SSD that is connected by wire, it is good for overwhelmingly fast speed. Among SSDs that support PCIe 4.0, even if you choose the one that holds the temperature well, it will exceed around 80 degrees.
However, it is said that the latest product that supports PCIe 5.0 will come out soon. Both CPU manufacturers also cited ‘PCIe 5.0 support’ as the core support technology for the new CPU. No matter how much you think about it, it is unlikely that the SSD heat sink that we know of is a symbol of high-end motherboards.
For this reason, various cooling solutions are being proposed. It’s not enough to support air cooling through a small 3-pin connector, and the visual Isn’t this a CPU air cooling cooler? Before PCIe 5.0, I was interested in seeing these products that could have been dismissed as April Fool’s jokes and passed over, so I checked the manufacturer’s creditworthiness.
According to the foreign media that introduced the cooler, the temperature reduction effect was about 1.7 times compared to the Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD. It is said that the chipset part, which is around 70 degrees, drops from 71 degrees to 33 degrees, and the controller part, which is close to 92 degrees, drops to a whopping 40 degrees.
Recently, global gaming brand ASUS introduced a graphic card in collaboration with Noctua, a cooler brand that is popular with many hard-core hardware enthusiasts. Currently, the RTX 40 series is about to be released, and while many uncomfortable news related to the 30 series are being reported, the product is so popular that it cannot be obtained because it is not available. Even though it’s a two-fan that hardware fans shun.
At some point, hardware fans’ choice is focused on a stable environment rather than the best performance available. When it comes to a stable environment, temperature control, low noise, and compatibility mentioned in this article are typical. At present, the speed of technology is so fast that consumers are choosing parts that can be used comfortably for a longer period of time than the latest and best technology.