Just ONE THOUSAND times BETTER than FLASH! Intel, Micron's amazing claim
Bit-addressable, non-volatile, works like RAM, 'coming 2016'
28 Jul 2015 at 19:17, Chris Mellor
Next year, the world will start using products with an amazing new type of memory in them - or so say Intel and Micron, allied to produce the 3D XPoint chippery.
This is, we're told, a radical resistive-RAM technology that is bit-addressable, non-volatile, and forms a new memory tier between DRAM and NAND. That means software can access it far more easily and quickly than block-based flash – and the chips keep hold their data even when switched off, just like a hard drive.
It is closer to DRAM in its speed, being 1,000 times faster than flash, and has up to 1,000 times flash's endurance, or so we're told. It will be used as a drop-in replacement for solid-state drives and NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) PCIe cards, needing no change in the host software. <Lees meer>