Intel's Optane memory will only work with 7th-generation chipsets

Intel's Optane Memory will be a seventh-generation processor and chipset exclusive and due to its size limitations. We know this because Intel just launched a new landing page all about it.

Micron’s 3D XPoint-based QuantX memory devices may not arrive until late 2017

During a recent analyst meeting, Micron vice president Scott DeBoer said that 3D XPoint-based QuantX memory products will target high-end systems and servers. However, they're not expected to arrive until the end of 2017.

How much RAM does your PC need? Probably less than you think

RAM is like the top of a desk. It's a space for laying out what you're currently working on. Limited desk space often leads laborious, inefficient work. But there are limits to the size of desk you can easily use.

G.Skill will launch a colorful new series of Trident Z DDR4 memory in January

G.Skill introduced the Trident Z RGB Series of DDR4 memory for desktop PCs. This new memory features a full-length light bar stretched across the top that will eventually be customizable when software becomes available in…

The new norm in smartphones could be 8GB of memory, thanks to Samsung

Smartphones is racing to catch up with desktop computing power and is not far behind. Samsung debuted a new 10nm design which would allow for double-speed LPDDR4 memory in smartphones, in capacities up to 8GB.

Intel, Micron to bring 3D XPoint Optane drives to consumer PCs by end of 2016

Intel and Micron are expected to make 16GB and 32GB 3D XPoint Optane drives available to consumers by the end of 2016. The new technology promises significant performance and endurance gains.

Researchers are looking at using T-rays to speed up computer memory

Researchers hailing from Europe and Russia are looking into how terahertz radiation, or T-rays, could speed up how quickly memory cells can be reset and ready for reuse by 1,000 times.

PC industry leaders get together to improve memory and storage methods

A number of companies across the entire spectrum of the PC industry have formed the Gen-Z consortium to create new memory and storage architecture aimed at improving data-access methods.

Super-thin laptops based on Intel’s “Apollo Lake” CPUs may ditch replaceable RAM

To provide an even thinner form factor, OEM's using Intel's new "Apollo Lake" Atom processors may go with soldered memory in upcoming laptops. That will lock users out of future upgrades.
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Study suggests the internet is impacting our ability to solve problems and learn

A new study into "cognitive offloading" suggests that our ever-increasing reliance on the internet could be having a serious impact on our ability to solve problems, recall information, and learn.

Micron stacks memory with 3D NAND technology for mobile, increasing capacity

Micron revealed that it's now providing samples of 3D NAND technology for mobile devices to partners and customers. It stacks layers of memory cells vertically. The typical 2D NAND used today arranges memory cells horizontally.

Intel confirms 2016 arrival of 3D XPoint-based Optane SSD

During an earnings call on Wednesday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich confirmed that Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint memory technology will ship later this year. He also confirmed that memory sticks (DIMMs) based on the same tech will arrive in…