Consumers and businesses always demand more power from their computers. We want more powerful processors with additional cores, better GPUs, and faster RAM, and we want it now.
So when a new technology arrives on the market offering the holy grail—to make your system faster—enthusiasts and enterprises take note.
Intel’s Optane memory is one of those innovations. But what is Optane? And does it mean you no longer need actual system RAM? Let’s take a look.
What Is Intel Optane Memory? Optane is a new hyper-fast type of memory. The Intel “Optane” trademark refers to the specific type of memory, rather than a format. Optane is somewhat like a super-charged SSD, albeit at a higher cost and in a less-user-friendly format. But then again, it isn’t actually an SSD, so don’t confuse the terms.
In that sense, it is probably easiest to consider Optane as the offspring of an SSD drive and some DDR4 RAM. Still with me? It will all make sense at the end by the end!
Optane began life as a speci..Read More