Intel's new storage chip is 1,000 times faster than flash memory

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/28/9058393/intels-micron-memory-3D-xpoint-speed
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    Sounds exciting, but when will we get to see this in consumer PC's, that's the question. I'm guessing not anytime soon.
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    Memristor, yes?
     
  4. Keatah

    Keatah Registered Member

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    I'll believe it when Walmart sells stuff with it. At a price I can afford. Otherwise it's just internet ramblings.
     
  5. Rolo42

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    You would also need an interface to support its speed, so it'd have to be a PCIe card. Even then, a x4 slot only yields ~2GB/s more than SATA3 IIRC and I wouldn't want to share lanes with my video cards, ruling out x8/x16.

    That may prompt a flash-specific interface in future architectures perhaps.
     
  6. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    3D Xpoint memory: Faster-than-flash storage unveiled.

    Lots of pics and information!

    -- Tom
     
  7. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    I saw this sort of hype before. The key question in business world is, the PRICE?
     
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    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Analyzing Intel-Micron 3D XPoint: The Next Generation Non-Volatile Memory.

    -- Tom
     
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    It'll start high then drop.
     
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