Intel announced the launch of the Intel Optane SSD 900P Series, the first SSD for desktop PC and workstation users built on Intel Optane technology.
Intel, in collaboration with Roberts Space Industries, announced the new SSD at CitizenCon, a Star Citizen community gathering in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series delivers incredibly low latency and read and write performance at low queue depths, supposedly up to four times faster than competitive NAND-based SSDs, opening new possibilities.
The hope is that with the new SSDs, users will unlock more potential from their platform.
The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series is ideal for the most demanding storage workloads, including 3D rendering, complex simulations, fast game load times and more.
Up to 22 times more endurance than other drives also gives the heaviest users peace of mind.
Bill Leszinske, Intel vice president says, “The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series brings the workstation-class performance and industry-leading endurance of Intel Optane technology to a client SSD for the first time and we know end users will find exciting ways to take advantage of the drive to do great things.
“We are eager to see the possibilities unlocked by software developers, like Roberts Space Industries with Star Citizen, and the SSD to offer users new ways to use larger data sets and more complex workloads to do more.”
During the event, Intel demonstrated the unique universe of Star Citizen on Intel Core i9 processor gaming systems equipped with the Intel Optane SSD 900P Series.
The two companies also announced that an exclusive in-game ship, the Sabre Raven, will come with all Intel Optane SSD 900P Series purchases for a limited time.
The Intel Optane SSD 900P Series is available through local online retail outlets worldwide, starting Oct. 27.
Chris Roberts, Cloud Imperium Games CEO says, “The device is amazingly fast, easily the fastest drive I have ever used.
“Our Star Engine developers have been working on technology to improve loading times using new techniques developed for Star Citizen and optimised for this device.”
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