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This Week in Tech

Optane: RAM Revolutionised!

Every now and then a new development in IT turns what we know and expect on its head. This week such a development was announced. Intel plans to release Optane RAM. Optane is a super fast SSD type of memory chip. Using it in RAM means that two things we take for granted about RAM are no longer valid. RAM will no longer be volatile. It will act just like an SSD type of storage. RAM will also no longer be small in size. It is quite conceivable that you could affordably put hundreds of gigabytes (or even terabytes) or RAM into your computer. Available next year. Welcome to the future of computing...

Ars Technica has the details.

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