GIGABYTE showcases AORUS NVMe SSD, RTX 2060 series


    CES is the place where every hardware manufacturer wants to show off their latest innovations and products. GIGABYTE also did just that and used this year’s CES to launch some new products, apart from peripherals like keyboards, monitors, mice, GIGABYTE also showcased the new AORUS NVMe SSD to freshen up its SSD lineup and multiple models of the recently launched RTX 2060.


    After the huge success of its existing line of high-speed SSDs, GIGABYTE decided to upgrade its lineup and launched a new SSD under its sub-brand AORUS, the new NVMe based, AORUS RGB SSD. It comes in two form factors, AIC and M.2.


    The AORUS RGB M.2 SSD comes in two storage capacities, 256 GB and 512 GB. It can provide sequential read speeds of up to 3480 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 2000 MB/s. The body has anodized, sandblasted aluminum heat sinks to ensure adequate heat dissipation and consistent storage performance. The chassis has a prominent AORUS Falcon logo which looks quite impressive with the AORUS RGB lighting present.


    The AORUS RGB AIC SSD offers larger storage capacity options than the M.2 version, with 2 variants of 512 GB and 1 TB storage. The sequential read speeds are up to 3480 MB/s while the write speeds are up to 3080 MB/s. The heat sink design of this SSD is inspired by the much loved Z390 AORUS Motherboard series, which is known for its thermal performance. AORUS RGB AIC SSD uses the same heat sink design to deliver a similar thermal performance which is way better than what a standard AIC SSD offers.

    It has a 0.5 cm thick dark gray colored aluminum made heat sink along with a cross-cut heat sink for an increase in the heat dissipation area. In addition to all this, there’s also a LAIRD Thermal Pad which is present between the heat sink and flash memory to improve the thermals and avoid bottlenecking due to excess heat.



    GIGABYTE also showcased several different models of the just-launched NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. Obviously, these models will be launched only after the card actually is available to purchase. They also showed the ITX version of GeForce RTX 2060, plus they announced an ITX version of GeForce RTX 2070 too in the near future.

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