Intel develops 3d-Xpoint technology 1000 times better performance then SSD and ram

Intel develops 3d-Xpoint technology which would provide 1000 times better performance then SSD and ram and be a game changer in modern day gaming needs.

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UKmilitia1174d ago

isnt it funny how its 1000 times better,
not 999 as that wouldnt be enough.

i have a feeling the number was rounded up

Anonagrog1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

I'll throw this up here since you're the most visible comment:

"1000 times better performance then SSD and ram"

What? No, it doesn't have "better performance... thAn RAM". It's slower both in terms of throughput and latency.

That's not to take away from the technology, but this just reads as a sensationalist headline and article blurb. The article itself doesn't even make the same assertion. How this piece was 'approved' is beyond me.

IrishSt0ner1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

How is it possible to come to that conclusion? Do you realise there's 1000 microseconds in a nanosecond, from the article:

"As the 3D XPoint technology is 1000 times faster than the currently used NAND technology its latency is measured in nanoseconds instead of microseconds."

So the latency is up to 1000 times less (aka faster), that's obviously going to allow for a massive throughput gain too, not to mention the fact the data isn't deleted on power-off (like in RAM).

This is revolutionary for memory storage, no more need for RAM and a seperate HDD, all the data can be called from the SAME memory in NANOSECONDS.

DDR3 hits around 17GBps+ and this is expected to hit around 20GBps.. there is faster RAM out there but overall it couldn't touch this new tech (as it would have basically 1000GB of RAM or whatever size the storage is, and it's not limited to loading data from a HDD (low tranfer rate) into RAM.. aka NO LOADING TIMES required)

You are wrong by saying "It's slower both in terms of throughput and latency.". I'll leave you a quote from INTEL who is creating the technology:

"It ushers in a new class of non-volatile memory that significantly reduces latencies, allowing much more data to be stored close to the processor and accessed at speeds previously impossible for non-volatile storage."

IrishSt0ner1174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

Oh wait sorry... just realised you were talking about the RAM only, my mistake.

I was obviously referring to the end result.

kraenk121174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )


Even better: The first sentence of the article starts like 'Intel and Micron have recently revealed there newly developed 3D XPoint Memory.....'

I immediately stopped reading there.

tablecloth1174d ago

Why? I hope you don't expect Micron to be Microsoft.

kraenk121174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )



2 grammar mistakes in 2 sentences..great impression!

Askanison41174d ago

I reported this submission for numerous issues. The submitter just marked them "Fixed", changed nothing and it got approved. Such nonsense.

DragoonsScaleLegends1174d ago

gramer mistake is not of world end,

_LarZen_1174d ago

PC gaming is already years ahead of today's consoles. Next year with Nvidia coming with 16nm. Intel with it's new CPU lineup and maybe this new storage medium. It's going to be awesome to be a PC gamer in 2016.

And on top of that VR is coming. I just can't see how PS4/XBO is going to be relevant for as long as a typical console cycle lasts.

Omnisonne1174d ago

Im guessing all those goodies are going to cost a fortune though, but it's good to see things developing so rapidly.
I'll probably stick with my current setup for a good few years more

As for consoles, they will always have their place in gaming. There are still millions playing on last gen consoles, including myself occasionally.

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kraenk121174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

Still games like Uncharted 4 or Horizon look better than anything available on PC today. Magic?! No, it's called optimisation.

slappy5081174d ago

Don't you just hate it when people think there clever but use the wrong grammar?

kraenk121174d ago

Did you do your own grammar mistake on purpose?!

slappy5081174d ago

Yeah- for purposes of irony :p

dennigo1174d ago

holy crap this is huge, not sarcastic here, this is huge

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