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Intel Optane technology provides an unparalleled combination of high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance.
- Intel Optane memory is a system acceleration solution for new 7th Gen Intel processor platforms. By placing this new memory media between the processor and slower SATA-based storage devices (HDD, SSHD or SATA SSD), Optane memory module would be able to store commonly used data and programs closer to the processor, which allows the system to access this information more quickly and improve overall system responsiveness.
- Optane memory module does not replace DRAM so, for example, if a game requires 8GB of DRAM, you can’t use 4GB of DRAM and 16GB of Intel Optane memory to meet the game requirement. DRAM continues to be needed for regular PC functioning.
- It can be used to accelerate any type of SATA-based storage media,including SATA SSDs. However, the performance benefit of adding Intel Optane memory will be greater on slower storage devices like an HDD versus a relatively faster storage device like a SATA-SSD.
- For Intel Optane memory to be supported,
- PC needs to have a 7th Gen Intel Core processor,
- Intel 200 series chipset,
- M.2 type 2280-S3-B-M connector on a PCH Remapped PCIe Controller and
- Lanes in a x2 or x4 configuration with B-M keys that meet NVMe Spec 1.1,System BIOS that supports the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 15.5 or later driver and Windows 10 64bit or above installed on a supported SATA-based storage device (Hard drive, SATA SSD or SSHD).
- Initially, Intel Optane memory is targeted for desktop PC usage. Notebook and mobile
systems featuring Intel Optane memory will be available at a later date.
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