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IDT Announces World's First PCI Express Gen 3 NVMe NV-DRAM Controller

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Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), the Analog and Digital Company delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced the industry’s first NVM Express (NVMe) enterprise non-volatile DRAM (NV-DRAM) controller with native support for PCIe Gen 3. The new NVMe NV-DRAM controller expands upon IDT’s previously announced NVMe flash controller family to provide standards-based, high-density, high-performance PCIe-attached NV-DRAM solutions built around a combination of DRAM and NAND flash devices.

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Nice. Now throw 4 of them on a card with a PEX 8747 (48-lane PCIe 3.0 switch). I can't live with less than 128GB ;)
 

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Ramdisk as SSD cache PCIe add-in cards. But max 32 GB...PCIe x8 Gen3 is what...128 GB/sec?


hrm....:wtf:

PRice? Only $15,999.99!!!



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customizable firmware is a nice touch. I wonder how many bearded elders would use it though? Seems like something that should catch on with other components too. RAID cards etc. to the best of my knowledge they dont have it yet. or possibly more advanced settings. though i havent touched any of the higher end ones.
 
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Ramdisk as SSD cache PCIe add-in cards. But max 32 GB...PCIe x8 Gen3 is what...128 GB/sec?

hrm....:wtf:

PRice? Only $15,999.99!!!

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8GB/s, and the controller handles up to 3GB/s.

PCIe 3.0 x16 is 128GT/s, perhaps that's what you were thinking about.


customizable firmware is a nice touch. I wonder how many bearded elders would use it though? Seems like something that should catch on with other components too. RAID cards etc. to the best of my knowledge they dont have it yet. or possibly more advanced settings. though i havent touched any of the higher end ones.
I believe most controllers fall into that category :)

The customers they're referring to in the PR are the OEMs building solutions around this chip (such as my 128GB monster SSD with quad-controllers), not end-users with retail products.
 

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8GB/s, and the controller handles up to 3GB/s.

PCIe 3.0 x16 is 128GT/s, perhaps that's what you were thinking about.
I said PCIe x8. But yeah, then it'd be 64 GB/s.
 
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I know what you said, which is why the reply was 8GB/s. Each v3.0 lane is 1GB/s.
 

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I know what you said, which is why the reply was 8GB/s. Each v3.0 lane is 1GB/s.
It's 32 GB for the entire link @ PCIe 3.0 x16. 8 GT per direction, yes, but that = 32 GB/s bi-directional.


:D

1 GB/sec is PCIe 2.0, with 5.0 GT.


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http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/faqs/pcie3.0_faq/

Yes, I'm being a bit facetious here, and you do not need to point it out. :p I like to play games!

And yes, I brought it up for a reason. :p

Add in the PLX PEX8747..how much bandwidth would ya get?
 
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Pfffffffffffftttttttt.... it's just not usual to specify di-directional protocols as such. How many people talk about 2Gb Ethernet ;)

INB4: half-duplex.


Add in the PLX PEX8747..how much bandwidth would ya get?
You would have... enough :D