Finally! Optane Memory sitting in our lab! Sure, it’s not the mighty P4800X we remotely tested over the past month, but this is right here, sitting on my desk. It’s shipping,...
Simple, no-frills installation process
Outstanding performance gains, especially to HDD-equipped systems
It's the fastest (lowest latency) thing we've ever tested. Period. (yes, again)
Intel clearly wanted to certify Optane Memory in the worst case installation scenarios, which means power draw must be kept considerably lower than your typical M.2 NVMe SSD. While the 960 EVO...
We pushed all cached and uncached solutions through our exclusive custom client suite. I also snuck in a few surprises:
Ok, we're going to go a bit deep on technical data for a consumer part, but I feel it's necessary to convey just what makes Optane Memory able to be such a damn good storage accelerator, and to do so, I'm going to compare it against the...
Intel shipped us a pre-built machine that was meant to match the typical OEM-style build one would expect to receive with Optane Memory installed. The hardware was all 7th generation gear, but not necessarily high end. The CPU was an i5-7500...
XPoint. Optane. QuantX. We've been hearing these terms thrown around for two years now. A form of 3D stackable non-volatile memory that promised 10x the density of DRAM and 1000x...
Before we wrap up, I wanted to reiterate and expand on a chart that Intel showed us at our briefing:
Since we had an additional comparison point and some increased testing flexibility on our...
Bridging the Gap
XPoint sits in the middle of this 'gap', but the gap is way larger than this slide demonstrates!
Some other charts I put together for this piece were to try and visualize just what...
Required reading (some additional context for those unfamiliar with our Percentile testing):