>XPoint requires changes in system-level software – meaning Linux and Windows
Linux especially due to Android which I am guessing might be one of the largest markets since flash is even more synonymous with phones and tablets than desktops.
3D XPoint memory represents a door way to non-volatile profits for Intel and a passage away from NAND production, which is bedevilled by over-supply from costly fabrication plants with high costs. This idea starts from a simple question: how is Intel’s flash business doing? Not well, according to a financial analyst. In its …
"Intel, or Micron, may well decide to try and buy SK Hynix before Samsung or WD-SanDisk-Toshiba does, and so gain manufacturing volume"
How on earth is the solution to overproduction to buy more production? Especially when the biggest cost is the capital cost of the plants not the raw materials.
If Xpoint is even as half as good as the hype Intel will be switching their nand lines to Xpoint as quickly as their market suggestions tell them too, if they are smart they could kill all the competition at birth, by pricing low enough to drive it out before they can achieve economies with their own products.
Why haven't we seen the market flooded with XPoint ?
Manufacturing problems ?
Not as good as the hype ?
Intel wants to flog new processors to use XPoint ?
Will we see XPoint on a board with an Arm processor ?
Will AMD be able to incorporate XPoint ?
JEDEC standard ?
questions questions questions,
I've stopped holding my breath
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