I'm planning to upgrade my sig rig
this year (linked for everyone on the mobile side). There's a chance I will get an AMD CPU, and so I have a question regarding SATA ports that are controlled by an Intel chipset vs. an AMD chipset. I'm not quite sure how to ask the question in my mind, so please be patient with me while I try to figure this out.
For the past ~11 years, I've had Intel systems and I've always made sure to use the SATA ports that are controlled by the Intel chipset so that I could take advantage of the performance benefits of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology AHCI driver. The generic Microsoft SATA AHCI driver is ok, but it's always noticeably inferior.
Other SATA controllers, such as the infamous Marvel 9128 SATA controller, suck hard and are always to be avoided if possible.
Before I took me extremely long break from OCN, I remember seeing AMD as an inferior platform in this regard, providing nothing that compares to SATA ports controlled by an Intel chipset driven by the Intel Rapid Storage Technology AHCI driver.
So, while I'd like to go with AMD so that I can get the Ryzen 5 3600X when it comes out, I don't want to end up wanting to make yet another purchase with my limited income to get an NVMe drive. I would like to keep my Samsung 840 EVO as long as possible because it's still awesome and is showing no signs of its age at all for me. It's truly still quite overkill for me, and I love that.
I guess what I'm asking is if all of this is still true, or if current X470 motherboards offer equal or perhaps even superior SATA AHCI performance.