Today Intel revealed the first device that they will be launching with their new 3D XPoint technology, the Optane DC P4800X.

This new SSD will use the new 3D XPoint technology for speeds that are roughly five to eight times faster than the current leading SSDs at low queue depths.

Intel says that it can provide massive 2GB/s random read and write speeds. Specifically, they said that it is even faster than Intel’s DC P3700 drive, which is an NVMe drive that can deliver 2,800MB/s sequential read and 2,000MB/s sequential write speeds.

That said, this new Optane drive does also use the PCIe NVMe interface alongside the new Intel Optane controller, and that new 3D XPoint architecture.

Elsewhere, Intel says that it has some other secretive materials to allow it to be much faster than NAND SSDs. It’s also pretty energy efficient with automatic acceleration it reportedly consumes only 12-14 watts under a heavy load. But with all of that, intel admits that it won’t be as useful for long sequential read and write sessions, advising customers to pick up a traditional high-end 3D NAND drives.

It’s also pretty expensive, at $1,520 for 375GB of SSD storage.

You can find out more about it at the source link below.

Source: Intel

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