Reply to post: Still a lot slower than DRAM

Hold the DRAM phone: IBM claims phase-change breakthrough

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Still a lot slower than DRAM

I could see using a smaller amount of DRAM and paging from a phase change backing store, thereby saving power. The performance cost would only be noticeable if you were switching apps constantly, or expecting them all to stay active with a lot of wired memory even when they weren't in the foreground.

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