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Intel’s Memory Module Revealed: 3D XPoint Introduced

By Ryan Dawn Umadhay | Mar 29, 2017 11:22 AM EDT
Intel's presentation of 3D XPoint speed
(Photo : Screenshot: Youtube/Pbcorp Inc.) Intel's presentation of 3D XPoint speed

Intel is once again in the forefront of PC technology as it introduces a brand new data storage platform. While keeping things secret, Intel promises that the new data storage system will mean faster PCs across the board.

Intel Introduces 3D Storage

Be prepared for a significantly faster PC for the future as Intel recently introduced 3D Optane storage modules according to Engadget. 3D XPoint modules are expected to handle cached data better than the current setting through lower latency - which means faster data processing that ultimately results to an extremely fast PC. The module will be available 2nd quarter of 2017 and PC manufacturers featuring Intel's latest module are also expected to arrive before the end of the year.

Those looking to upgrade their current system with the latest module should be aware that it will not automatically fit in any system. In fact, it will not just work in any Intel system. A PC should have 7th gen core processors so it could handle the upcoming module. Of course, 7th gen processors are already fast but those looking to push their PCs (especially for gaming) should find the module a welcome upgrade.

Intel's Secret Build

While Intel is hyping the memory module for more than a year before it's commercial availability, there's one thing Intel is not telling: the technology running the device. According to Wired, the chip maker is still mum on the specifics that pushes the module on its claimed data processing speed.

By making things secret in some aspects, Intel hopes to push itself to be the leader in data processing - an increasingly important set-up not only for PC makers but even for internet giants. Intel hopes that the module could soon find itself installed data farms of Google, Facebook, Amazon and other online giants.

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