Micron Unleashes 3500 NVMe Client SSD: Empowering Gaming, Content Creation, and Scientific Computing

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Micron officially unveiled the Micron 3500 NVMe SSD, harnessing the power of its 232-layer NAND technology to cater to demanding workloads across various domains, including business applications, scientific computing, cutting-edge gaming, and content creation. This advancement pushes the boundaries of performance in computing.

Available in the M.2 form factor with capacities of up to 2 TB, the Micron 3500 SSD distinguishes itself with an exceptional user experience, as evidenced by its remarkable SPECwpcsm performance, delivering up to a 71% improvement in product development applications. Prasad Alluri, Vice President and General Manager of Client Storage at Micron, emphasizes their commitment to delivering top-notch products that cater to the exacting demands of end-users. He highlights the impressive specifications, such as a substantial 132% improvement in scientific computing benchmark scores, underlining the transformative potential of the 3500 SSD in enhancing insights and fueling creativity.

In today's computing landscape, storage plays a pivotal role in gaming, content creation, and emerging client AI experiences. Games are becoming increasingly graphics-intensive and larger in size, leading to extended load times. Client AI applications demand swift data access to enhance the user experience. The Micron 3500 SSD directly addresses these challenges:

  • Gamers can significantly enhance their gaming experience as the Micron 3500 SSD loads even the most massive games, like Valorant, up to 38% faster. Additionally, it supports DirectStorage, a feature that further accelerates load times in compatible games.

  • Content creators working with native 4K and 8K videos can expedite their workflow, loading and editing files at an accelerated pace with the Micron 3500 SSD. As per the PCMark 10 benchmark suite, it offers up to 36% higher bandwidth, up to 38% faster access, and up to 37% better overall results compared to competitive SSDs.

Clark Peng, Vice President of the Notebook Product Division at MSI, underscores the importance of fast storage in immersive technologies like open-world games and cutting-edge notebooks. He highlights how the Micron 3500 SSD, with leading NAND support, maintains a performance edge in upcoming game releases.

Pablo Temprano, Founder at ClearView Memory Research, acknowledges the transformative potential of the Micron 3500 SSD in AI-ready PCs. He anticipates a substantial increase in units and average storage capacity for high-end PCs as client AI continues to evolve. The Micron 3500 SSD is currently shipping to select PC OEMs and adds to Micron's extensive SSD product portfolio for creators, which includes the award-winning Crucial X9 Pro and Crucial X10 Pro portable SSDs.

Source: Micron

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