Samsung Launches High-Performance SSD 990 PRO for Gaming and Creative Applications

Samsung Launches High-Performance SSD 990 PRO for Gaming and Creative Applications

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Faster load times, more responsive gaming, uninterrupted gaming experience

As a world leader in advanced memory technologies, Samsung is launching a high-performance PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD with the 990 PRO. The new SSD is blazing fast, energy efficient and optimized for games that require high graphics performance and other intensive operations such as 3D rendering, 4K video editing and data analysis.

“Consumers’ high-performance storage needs are growing exponentially due to constant innovations in gaming, 4K and 8K technology, and AI-powered applications,” says Roderick Niehorster, Memory Business Marketing Manager at Samsung Benelux. “The 990 PRO offers an optimal balance between speed, energy efficiency and reliability. This makes it the ideal choice for gamers and creative professionals who want to continue working or playing without interruption. »

Extreme performance for an immersive gaming experience
Thanks to Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology and a new controller designed in-house, the 990 PRO series offers the highest speed currently available via the PCIe 4.0 interface.[1]with sequential read and write speeds reaching 7,450 and 6,900 megabytes per second (MB/s), respectively, and random read and write speeds reaching 1,400K and 1,550K IOPS, respectively[2]. Random performance is up to 55% better than the 980 PRO, making the 990 PRO the perfect solution for intensive gaming and creative tasks.

These high-performance NVMe SSDs let you take full advantage of the latest gaming consoles and technologies, with faster load times and smoother gameplay. When tested with Forspoken[3]the upcoming action RPG from Luminous Productions, environment load time was around one second, compared to four seconds for a SATA SSD and 28 seconds for a hard disk drive (HDD).

Maximum energy efficiency and reliable thermal control
Samsung’s new controller is designed to save energy. SSD is up to 50% more energy efficient than 980 PRO[4]. Additionally, the 990 PRO uses a nickel plating on the controller and a heat dissipation label on the unit for reliable heat management. Samsung’s Dynamic Thermal Guard technology keeps the drive at its optimum temperature.

The 990 PRO version with heat sink offers not only an extra layer of thermal control, but also stylish RGB lighting.

Want to upgrade your current laptop or desktop, or even build your own PC? The very fast 990 PRO not only offers a significant increase in performance, but also reduced power consumption and more efficient heat dissipation.

The SSD 990 PRO will be available in early October 2022 at a suggested retail price of €189.99 for the 1TB model and €359.99 for the 2TB version. The 4TB version will be available starting next. For more information, including warranty details, visit Where

Samsung SSD NVMe 990 PRO

Samsung SSD

990 PRO | 990 PRO with heat sink

PCIe Gen 4.0 x4, NVMe 2.0

Samsung Internal Driver

Sequential read/write speed

Total 7450MB/s, Total 6900MB/s

Random read/write speed (QD32)

1,400,000 Total IOPS, 1,550,000 Total IOPS

Samsung Wizard Software

AES 256-bit full disk encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0,

Encrypted drive (IEEE1667)

Total number of bytes written

Five-year limited warranty[7]

[1] The highest theoretical sequential read speed of PCIe 4.0 is 8000MB/s. The 990 PRO reaches 7450 MB/s as of Q3 2020.
[2] Sequential and random performance measurements are based on IOmeter1.1.0. Performance may vary depending on firmware version, system hardware, and SSD configuration.
* Test System Configuration: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core Processor CPU@3.80GHz, DDR4 3600MHz 16GBx2 (PC4-25600 Overclock), Windows 10 Pro 64bit, ASRock-X570 Taichi
[3] ABANDONED © Luminous Productions Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. FORSPOKEN, LUMINOUS PRODUCTIONS and the LUMINOUS PRODUCTIONS logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd.
* Test System Configuration: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.70GHz 12-Core CPU, AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB, DDR4-2666 (16GB x 2), Windows 11 Pro 21H2
[4] The 980 PRO has a power efficiency of 1129/877 MB per watt for sequential read/write and the 990 PRO has 1380/1319 MB per watt for sequential read/write, based on internal testing results of the 1TB model.
[5] 1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes per IDEMA. A certain amount of capacity may be used for system files and maintenance, which means actual capacity may differ from what is stated on the product label.
[6]Samsung Electronics is not responsible for any loss, including, but not limited to, loss of data or other information from Samsung Electronics products or loss of profit or income that you may suffer. For warranty information, visit or
[7]Five years or total bytes written (TBW), whichever comes first. For more warranty information, please refer to the warranty document attached to the packaging.

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