Intel Launches 2nd-Gen 3D XPoint Memory, Discusses at IEDM
On Dec 16th Intel held a "Memory & Storage Moment"" where they announced five new memory and storage products; two Optane™ SSDs, one for data centers, and one aimed at PCs, and three 144-layer 3D-NAND SSDs (solid-state drives).
The data center SSD (Optane SSD P5800X) is the second-generation 3D XPoint technology, featuring the PCIe 4.0 interface and four memory layers, upping the density from 128 to 256 GB. It is claimed to be three times faster than the 1st-gen, have the best endurance in the industry, and leading input/output-operations-per-second performance....
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