Micron Technology, Inc.  announced it is shipping the Micron 3500 NVMe? SSD, which leverages its 232-layer NAND to power demanding workloads for business applications, scientific computing, cutting-edge gaming and content creation, pushing the limits of what is possible. The Micron 3500 SSD, available in the M.2 form factor and with capacities up to 2TB, provides a superior user experience over the competition as proven by its best-in-class SPECwpcsm performance, including an up to 71% improvement for product development applications.

Storage has never been more critical to gaming, content creation and emerging client AI experiences. Games have become more graphics-rich and increased in size, which leads to longer load times. Client AI applications require rapid data access to enhance the user experience. The Micron 3500 SSD tackles these challenges directly:

Gamers can level up their playing experience as the Micron 3500 SSD loads the biggest, newest games like Valorant? up to 38% faster.

The Micron 3500 SSD also supports DirectStorage, a feature that further accelerates load times in supported games.

Content creators who work with native 4K and 8K video and want to speed their time to go live can load and edit files faster with the Micron 3500 SSD.

According to the PCMark 10? benchmark suite,4 the Micron 3500 SSD provides:

Up to 36% higher bandwidth

Up to 38% faster access

Up to 37% better overall results than competitive SSDs

The Micron 3500 is now shipping to select PC OEMs.