Intel Starts Shipping Optane Memory Modules to Partners for Testing

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

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    It does not matter tbh, 960 Pro can reach the whooping 70 or so mb in real world scenario (unless you fancy doing sequential reads to be impressed) and if octane bumps that to 700 even then it will be 10 times faster. Will wait and see...
     
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    Huh? What is 70MB? And what is 700? I don't see "700" mentioned for IOPS or MB/s anywhere in this article.

    We need to see suite type testing results of these products before making a judgment but I agree with that statement. Even if the actual real world performance matches or exceeds there is still a capacity roadblock here. These don't seem targeted at consumers at all so probably aren't even worth discussing for consumer purposes.
     
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    Thing is, it is a technology demo, it should show what it is capable of. The 3D XPoint was marketed as nv ddr replacement, random access to each cell rather than block. This is what gives me hype. A typical SSD ranges in typical desktop load (4k RR) from about 30mb/s to 60-70 for the 960 pro, which is the king. And this is why in blind testing you can't distinguish between your 5 years old ssd and the hottest one in town. On theory, 3D XPoint is the next step after hdd-ssd and should allow for pretty much same speed no matter it is random or sequential, thus going over a gig/sec in every case, blowing all ssds out of the water. On theory... I'm dying to see the first random read test.
     

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    in the article "for the consumer products you'll need a Kaby Lake processor and compatible chipset to be able to run these Optane Memory units. "

    this make me curious...
    while most pc in the world is intel, but intel planning to limit their product to their own system only?
    if this true then AMD system cant use this except AMD buy license from intel which is very unlikely as the SSD itself seems kinda limited for enterprise rather end-user
     

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