3D XPoint

At a press event today in South Korea (?!) Intel shared plans for many of their next round of storage products, including the second generation of Optane enterprise SSDs and Optane DC Persistent Memory modules. They also announced that their next generation of 3D NAND flash memory will use 144 layers and come to market first with QLC-based SSDs, to be followed later by TLC-based SSDs. It appears that the new Optane products are still using first-generation 3D XPoint memory, though Intel is not confirming that at this time. The Intel-Micron partnership that produced 3D XPoint memory and many generations of NAND flash memory is now ended, but Intel has not announced any plans for high-volume manufacturing of 3D XPoint outside of the IMFT fab...

Intel Announces Optane Memory M15: 3D XPoint On M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4

The first major hardware update to Intel's consumer Optane M.2 drives is coming soon, with the Optane Memory M15 drive intended for caching use. Compared to the original Optane...

9 by Billy Tallis on 5/29/2019

Intel Memory Plans: No New NAND Capacity, Wants to Move 3D XPoint Production to China

Like the rest of NAND flash industry, Intel is not particularly happy with oversupply on the market and decreasing prices. The company already said that it would reduce NAND...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/13/2019

Micron to Pay Intel $1.3B to $1.5B for IM Flash Stake

Earlier this year, Micron announced their intention to buy out Intel's stake of their memory technology joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Now, as the process gets underway, Micron is...

26 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2019

The Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: QLC and Optane In One SSD

Intel's latest SSD caching solution using 3D XPoint memory is here. This time, the Optane cache is paired with QLC NAND flash, and all bundled onto one M.2 drive...

68 by Billy Tallis on 4/22/2019

Intel Releases Optane Memory H10 Specifications

Intel's Optane Memory H10 SSD will begin shipping soon in pre-built systems from major OEMs, so Intel's ready to unveil more detailed information about the drive first previewed earlier...

23 by Billy Tallis on 4/10/2019

Micron Exercises Option to Buyout Intel's Share of IMFT

Micron is following through with the next step in the breakup of their long alliance with Intel for storage technology. As announced last October, Micron is exercising their call...

18 by Billy Tallis on 1/14/2019

New Generation of Optane M.2 SSDs Coming Soon

Intel's Optane products so far fall into one of two categories. At the high end is the flagship P4800X enterprise SSD and its derivatives for the enthusiast market. At...

27 by Billy Tallis on 1/8/2019

Intel's Response: Micron’s Control of 3D XPoint Fab Will Not Disrupt Optane Roadmap

Intel late on Friday said that Micron’s intention to gain full control of the IMFT joint venture will not interrupt its plans concerning products based on 3D XPoint memory...

26 by Anton Shilov on 10/22/2018

What Next for 3D XPoint? Micron to Buy Intel's Share in 3D XPoint Fab

Micron on Thursday announced plans to acquire Intel’s stake in IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between the two companies. IM Flash owns a fab near Lehi, Utah, which...

36 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2018

Intel Optane Memory AMA Recap

Late last month the AnandTech Forums community team held a two-day AMA session with Intel's Optane technology team about their Optane products and 3D XPoint technology in general ...

32 by Ryan Smith on 10/11/2018

Join Us This Week for an AT Forums AMA with Intel's Optane Memory Team

On Wednesday, September 26th through Thursday, September 27th AnandTech's community team will be hosting an ask-me-anything session with Intel’s Optane Team, which will be taking place in the AnandTech...

5 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2018

Intel Expands Optane 905P SSDs To 1.5TB

Intel has officially launched the next wave of Optane SSDs, continuing a gradual rollout of higher density drives as their production of 3D XPoint memory catches up with demand...

14 by Billy Tallis on 9/21/2018

Intel and Micron To Dissolve 3D XPoint Partnership After 2019

A press release from Intel today has clarified the state of the 3D XPoint Joint Venture the company has with Micron. Currently Intel and Micron co-developed the new class...

19 by Ian Cutress on 7/16/2018

Micron Non-Volatile Update (Q2'18): 96L 3D NAND in H2, 4th Gen 3D NAND Enroute, Sales of 3D XPoint Disappoint

Micron this week published its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal 2018 (ended on May 31), which also included an update concerning its non-volatile memory products...

32 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2018

Building for Apache Pass: Why Some Skylake Servers Already have 8 DIMMs Per Socket

If you don’t have a hand in a server day in and day out, it was perhaps not obvious why some Skylake servers when launched had eight memory slots...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

Intel Previews M.2 Optane SSD 905P 380GB

During Intel's keynote at Computex 2018, Intel Client Computing Group manager Gregory Bryant offered a brief preview of the upcoming M.2 version of the Optane SSD 905P high-end NVMe...

5 by Billy Tallis on 6/5/2018

Intel Launches Optane DIMMs Up To 512GB: Apache Pass Is Here!

Intel today announced the availability of their long-awaited Optane DIMMs, bringing 3D XPoint memory onto the DDR4 memory bus. The modules that have been known under the Apache Pass...

73 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 5/30/2018

Intel Persistent Memory Event: Live Blog

It's a Live Blog! More Optane in bound, looks like Apache Pass.

28 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2018

Intel Optane SSD 905P Coming Soon

Intel hasn't officially announced it yet, but a refresh of their flagship consumer SSD is on the way. The Intel Optane SSD 905P will feature slightly improved performance and...

23 by Billy Tallis on 5/1/2018

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