Star Citizen partnering with Intel for Optane SSDs. Reveal at CitizenCon

Star Citizen partnering with Intel for Optane SSDs. Reveal at CitizenCon

Star Citizen‘s CitizenCon is happening in a few weeks and a leaked Intel document reveals at least one of the announcements expected at this year’s event in Germany.

The document reveals that Intel and RSI (Roberts Space Industries) will be partnering for this Intel Optane 900P SSD reveal at the event and no further information about the SSDs will be released CitizenCon. Intel and CIG have had a relationship for some time and Intel is obviously keen to attach themselves to a game that is supposed to be cutting edge in the PC market. Unfortunately, right now it’s not, but we have to assume that it will be eventually if it gets finished.

With backers continuing to plough cash into Star Citizen despite slow progress, Intel will have spotted a captive audience with a lot of expendable income so why not use it to help shift what will likely be expensive SSDs for the consumer market.

The SSDs will ship with two versions, the 280GHb and 480Gb models and it’s apparently optimised for Star Citizen which sounds like a load of marketing speak purely for the purpose of this event reveal.

We’ll find out more when CitizenCon kicks off on 27 October where CIG will hopefully show something more complete than was shown at Gamescom back in August.

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Thanks Gamers Nexus.

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