Intel Announces Optane™ Memory M15 Featuring 2 x Additional PCIe Lanes — Computex 2019 Update

Intel is launching their Computex 2019 coverage by announcing their next generation of Intel Optane™ memory, designated as the M15 for 7th generation and later Intel Core™ CPU platforms.  The Intel Optane memory M15 features two additional PCIe lanes to provide higher throughput bandwidth for enhanced system responsiveness and acceleration.

Intel’s latest Optane offering also includes additional NMVe features, such as improved power state transitions and improved lower power states, creating a higher level of performance than its predecessor Intel Optane memory M10.  The new M15 version combines Intel Optane technology with the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IntelRST) driver, again improving overall system responsiveness.

By positioning this new memory media between the processor (CPU) and storage (whether HDDs or SSDs), systems are able to store frequently used programs and data closer to the processor, enabling the system to access this information much faster.  As a user’s computing habits may change over time, Intel Optane memory utilizes built-in algorithms to adapt and continue to provide an accelerated, responsive computing experience.

Intel Optane memory M15 is offered in an 80mm M.2 form factor and a PCIe 3.0 X4 NVMe interface, in capacities of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.  Intel anticipates that Intel Optane memory M15 will go on sale in Q3 of this year.  For more information, you can view the Intel Optane memory M15 product page here.

 

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If the purpose of Optane is just a buffer, why not just use DRAM instead with cheap caching and RAMDisk software? Sustaind Optane R/W speeds don’t even come close to RAM – or my 3 year old Samsung NVME SSD for that matter.

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Latency…

Basically optane is dramatically quicker for low queue depths and small transfer sizes

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