Intel To Showcase SSD Overclocking At IDF13 San Francisco – Possible With Ivy Bridge-E CPUs

Intel To Showcase SSD Overclocking At IDF13 San Francisco – Possible With Ivy Bridge-E CPUs

Its no secret that Intel would launch their Ivy Bridge-E HEDT platform on 11th September, a day after their IDF 13 San Francisco event kicks off. While Ivy Bridge-E may not be a tremendous upgrade over Sandy Bridge-E, they do have some advantages such as lower power draw, higher efficiency and to our recent knowledge the CPUs will also feature SSD overclocking for the first time.

Intel Ivy Bridge-E Processors To Feature SSD Overclocking

Expreview has detailed that next
month, Intel would talk about the new SSD overclocking feature and
detail how SSDs can be overclocked and what sort of improvement can one
expect from an overclocked SSD. In addition to its conventional CPU overclocking features, Ivy Bridge-E would also feature SSD overclocking for the first time in a desktop platform.

You must be wondering how SSD overclocking can be possible or if an
SSD even allows overclocking in the first place? Well it is possible to
overclock an SSD through pumping up the SSD controller speeds which
would boost the NAND Flash’s data transfer rate. Expreview mentions that
while the SSD overclocking sounds good, in reality the performance
gains would be minor since the major bottleneck is not the read, write
speeds or the IOPS but rather the SATA 6 GB/s interface. It looks like
it would take a year or so before Intel would start replacing the SATA 6
GB/s interface with the new SATA Express interface with rated speeds of
8 GB/s upto 16 GB/s. The new SATA Express interface would debut next
year with the refreshed Haswell Z97 and H97 boards and also on the X99 chipset that would debut in late 2014 with the Haswell-E HEDT platform. By then, SSD overclocking would prove to be useful since the bottleneck by the current SATA 6 GB/s would be erased. 

Overclocking of solid-state drives may sound odd, yet it is
something that can absolutely be done. For example, clock-rate of SSD
controllers can be increased, data rates of NAND flash memory can also
be boosted. The main thing that needs to be ensured is that data
integrity is maintained in overclocked condition of a storage device.
via Xbitlabs

Intel is expected to talk more about the SSD overclocking at IDF13 in
San Francisco. We should probably hear from Intel whether SSD
overclocking might terminate warranty from manufacturer’s or not and if
this feature would be exclusive for Intel SSDs or others too.

This article originally appeared on WCCFTech (Link)

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