Intel 3D XPoint NVDIMM is something that we have been hearing about for some time now and it seems that the technology will be replacing normal RAM before the end of the year. What is Intel 3D XPoint NVDIMM you ask? For that, you need to know the difference between DRAM and NAND. As of right now, 3D XPoint is doing very well in the SSD space but now Intel is moving on to memory as well.
Talking about the difference between RAM and NAND, you need to know that RAM is faster and has a delay of nanoseconds. But this type of memory is available in small capacities. NAND, on the other hand, is relatively slower, with a delay in microseconds but is available in larger capacities. Intel 3D XPoint NVDIMM will be in between the two, a hybrid so to speak. Intel Cascade Lake-SP will support this new technology.
This is a great thing keeping in mind the ever-increasing price of DRAM. The price of DRAM has doubled over the past year and reports are coming in that this has been done on purpose by Samsung, Micron and Hynfor. We are still waiting on the lawsuit to see what the outcome is so stay tuned to SegmentNext for more information regarding the matter.
The Intel 3D XPoint NVDIMM also does not lose data when the power is off. Which is something worth looking into as well. We will let you know more about the product when it comes out later this year. It has been confirmed for H2 2018. We will need to so how well it performs and how the people react to it and whether or not it is adopted.
Let us know what you think about Intel 3D XPoint NVDIMM and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting for your build.