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3D XPoint - 2016 Intel-Micron NAND/DRAM killer?

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http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33675734

http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2015/07/28/intel-and-micron-produce-breakthrough-memory-technology

  • 3D and stackable, initially 2 layers
  • Non-volatile
  • 1,000 times faster than NAND, 1,000 times the endurance of NAND
  • More expensive than NAND
  • Slower than DRAM, cheaper than DRAM, 10x denser than DRAM
  • 128 Gb dies shipping in 2016
  • BBC caption: "Modern consoles [and PCs] have 8GB of Ram, helping games developers create large [The Dark Mod] levels, but 3D Xpoint could give [The Dark Mod mappers] further freedom"
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