Gigabyte bakes Optane right into their latest Z370 motherboards

Subject: Motherboards | June 13, 2018 - 04:27 PM |
Tagged: Z370, gigabyte, aorus, GAMING 7-OP, ULTRA GAMING WIFI-OP, ULTRA GAMING 2.0-OP, HD3-OP

A limited number of Gigabyte's new Z370 motherboards will come with 32GB of Optane built  in the board, or at least that is how the PR describes it.

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The boards will ship with Gigabyte's M.2 Thermal Guard installed which leads one to surmise that these are not permanently connected to the motherboard similar to how a BGA processor is installed but are instead already installed in an M.2 slot.  Regardless of how they attached it, you get the benefits of Optane memory right from the beginning, which is not a bad thing in any way.

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This is not their first bundle, you can still grab an Ultra Gaming + 32GB Optane on Amazon, which gives us an idea of the price.  Lets hope we don't see branding which describes the board as coming with 32GB of RAM already installed as this could lead to a lot of disappointment for someone who didn't pick up any DDR4. 

You can see the effect of using Optane memory on your computer in Ken's review.

 

 

Source: Gigabyte

June 13, 2018 | 11:39 PM - Posted by TheBugBranchOfTheCPUMarketWithTheMostBranchBugs (not verified)

Keller has his work cut out for him! More Intel Software/other Fixes incoming(1). Those more BUG Free, in their actual hardware, CPUs can not get here soon enough.

And why is Dell not selling to indivuduals some laptops that come with AMD's Ryzen Pro Variants! Let's monitor the Business laptop OEMs closer because Individuals should have the rights to purchase laptops that are based on Ryzen Pro APUs and CPUs!

(1)

"Intel chip flaw: Math unit may spill crypto secrets to apps – modern Linux, Windows, BSDs immune

Malware on Cores, Xeons may lift computations, mitigations in place or coming"

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/13/intel_lazy_fpu_state_security_f...

June 14, 2018 | 02:29 AM - Posted by Interestee (not verified)

This makes me wonder if there's a market for - perhaps not Z series, but lower end - boards with some baked-on storage.
If Windows wasn't so bloated, 32GB would be a nice amount of high endurance, low latency storage to have on a board just for the OS for most people.

June 14, 2018 | 02:47 PM - Posted by msroadkill612

Adding flash as a tier of cache at COMPONENT level, is very much part of amd's roadmap. Even its present, in the form of radeon Pro SSG.

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