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Intel and Micron announce 2nd-gen 3D XPoint memory coming in 2019

Solid state drives tend to be faster than hard drives. And RAM (random access memory) tends to be faster still… but it’s “volatile” memory, which means that any data stored in RAM will disappear when you reboot or turn off a computer. A few years ago Intel and Micron teamed up to develop a new […]

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Lilbits 319: Chrome gets more secure, uses more RAM

Google’s Chrome web browser has always been something of a memory hog, which is to be expected from an application that runs a new process for each browser tab. Now Google has introduced something called “site isolation,” which means that not only does each tab have its own process, but each process can also now […]

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Intel’s speedy Optane storage coming to consumer PCs next month (in small, affordable doses)

Intel’s Optane memory offers speeds that are almost as fast as what you’d expect from RAM. But unlike DRAM, Optane is non-volatile, which means that you won’t lose any data if you turn off your computer. Earlier this month Intel launched the first Optane solid state drive. But that 375GB SSD is designed for enterprise […]

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Intel launches its first Optane SSD with 3D XPoint memory (for enterprise)

Almost two years after Intel and Micron unveiled a new type of solid state storage said to be up to 1,000 times faster than flash, Intel is finally launching a commercial product that uses 3D XPoint technology. It’s called the Intel Optane P4800X, and it’s a solid state drive designed for enterprise applications. It’s also […]

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Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone: Up to 8GB RAM, Helio X30 CPU

Chinese phone maker Vernee’s next smartphone will be available with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, making the Vernee Apollo 2 one of the first phones to feature more than 6GB of RAM. It’s also expected to be one of the first to ship with a MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core processor. Update: […]

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Micron’s QuantX 3D Xpoint storage coming in late 2017, will challenge Intel Optane

The first Intel Optane storage products should begin shipping soon, and it’s expected to show up in some laptop and desktop computers that launch in early 2017. Optane storage is expected to be up to 10 times as fast as the flash storage used in most existing solid state drives. While the first Optane products are expected […]