Rumor: Intel comes with three lines Optane-end SSDs this year

Jun

13

2016

Intel has three lines of his Optane-SSDs with the new 3D XPOINT storage technology in the planning. According to a roadmap of Intel that appeared on the Internet. The SSD should appear later this year.

The roadmap is posted by Bench Life. In this roadmap are Mansion Beach, Brighton Beach and Stony Beach, the three code names where Intel are coming Optane lines under agrees. Mansion Beach would appear the end of 2016 and are intended for enthusiast- and workstation platforms. These are PCI-E 3.0 x4 SSD with a nvme interface.

Brighton Beach is a little lower on the list but is still demanding users. These SSDs contain a PCI-E 3.0 x2 interface and should appear in early 2017. Finally, Stony Beach which is intended only for system acceleration. This memory Intel also does not mention SSD’s. The release will take place in the fourth quarter of 2016.

By that time must also be the first Kaby Lake processors are ready. These processors, the Skylake chips will follow this year, get support for Optane memory, has been put out late last year. Kaby Lake is followed in turn by Cannon Lake processors, which will be manufactured at 10nm. Stony Beach memory is for those coming Cannon Lake-generation succeeded by Carson Beach and this name Intel also used the successor to Brighton Beach. Intel refers to the successor of Mansion Beach for the high-end simply under the name Mansion Beach Refresh.

Intel developed Optane memory in collaboration with Micron. It must combine the speed of memory with the storage capacity of flash memory. It is a form of phase change memory, in which individual cells or bits as can be addressed individually by dram in flash memory cells are always a string read out and described by block. Initially involves 128Gbit chips, which are built around a Crosspoint Array Structure, which can be addressed to 128 billion memory cells.

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