What is Optane Memory and Why Should It Matter to You
Intel Optane Memory is Transformative Technology
Many of you have been hearing the term Optane Memory and wondering what it is all about. Optane memory is a smart fast caching solution that speeds up any PC it is installed in that can accommodate it. Installing Optane memory can enable productivity apps to load up to 5.8X faster. Of interest to gamers is what effect Optane memory has on gaming, and for that Intel touts up to 67 percent faster game launches and up to 65 percent faster level loads. Optane Memory requires an X299 chipset motherboard paired with a Core X Series Processor in a system running Windows 10. All of Psychsoftpc Core X Series machines come with the capability of adding Intel Optane Memory and we are offering a chance to add 32 Gig of Optane Memory in all of our systems.
Here is an explanation of what Optane Memory does for your machine.
What We Know
Most importantly, this resistance change is persistent meaning that once a cell has had its value set, it will continue to hold that value indefinitely, even if the system loses power or is shut down. While we don't know how the resistance change works, we do know that unlike DRAM, each data cell does not need any transistors, which means that Optane Memory is a lot denser than DRAM, from four to ten times as dense according to various reports.
The value stored in each data cell can also be written and rewritten relatively easily. NAND flash requires a very high voltage to erase each cell, which allows a cell to be written only once before it needs to be erased again. Optane Memory cells, however, can have their stored value updated between 1 and 0 and back again without needing any erasure step.