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I read that one day even RAM will become obsolete because SSD will become so fast they can be used as RAM? This wouldn't apply to VRAM though?
Problem with that idea is like the idea of invalidating CPUs in favor of GPUs. RAM is very good at specific tasks and each generation keeps improving on the last, same for CPUs, it would make no sense to throw out something that works at this time. Maybe in a few decades we could see NVME style drives with massive amounts of storage being used with RAM, but not replacing it.
Thanks, Doc, what gave me the idea is that AMD is employing something similar to that for NVME drives, it's called StorageMI and lets you allot a certain amount of NVME SSD storage space as usable RAM, it was said in the specs that it's somewhat slower than DDR4 RAM - it functions at around the same speed that DDR RAM was at around 17 years ago lol.
The reason I find it intriguing is because there's a lot more storage space available in SSD than there is in RAM or VRAM, and you could easily allot 1 TB of storage for it!
Both you and Vlad are right, this looks like something to use in addition to RAM, not replace it. I would also worry about wearing out SSD. By the way, is wearing out of RAM or VRAM also a concern?