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Intel Launch New 3D XPoint Memory

Published 22nd October 2015 | Article by KingstonMemoryShop

Intel’s 3d XPoint™ marks the first new memory category in more than 25 years. The last time we saw a major breakthrough in memory process and technology was the NAND Flash all the way back in 1989.

The launch of Intel’s 3d XPoint™ technology sees non-volatile memory speeds up to 1,000 times faster than the current market leader, NAND. This could help a variety of applications from real-time tracking of diseases to immersive 8K gaming.

Rob Crooke, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group said;

"For decades, the industry has searched for ways to reduce the lag time between the processor and data to allow much faster analysis. This new class of non-volatile memory achieves this goal and brings game-changing performance to memory and storage solutions."

This new technology combines the performance, power and cost advantages along with other benefits of all currently available technologies, but 3D XPoint is up to 1,000 times faster and has up to 1,000 times greater endurance than existing models as well as being 10 times denser.

Mark Adams, president of Micron commented;

"One of the most significant hurdles in modern computing is the time it takes the processor to reach data on long-term storage. This new class of non-volatile memory is a revolutionary technology that allows for quick access to enormous data sets and enables entirely new applications."

To put this new technology into perspective, in 2013 4.4 zettabytes (4,400,000,000,000 GB) of digital data was created. It is expected that by 2024 44 zettabytes (44,000,000,000,000 GB) will be created. Intel’s 3D XPoint is able to turn this data into useful information in nanoseconds! This could be extremely useful for all sorts of things such as quickly identifying fraud patterns in transactions, processing and analysing healthcare data and analysing genetic data and tracking and fighting diseases.

To put it simply, this new technology could change so much in the world around us and we’re pretty excited about it.

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