Infographic: Accelerate Your Workflow With Intel Optane

19 Nov 2018

When creativity hits, you can’t afford to lose momentum while waiting for files to open or projects to render. In this infographic, discover how Intel® Optane memory, available from Insight, boosts your computer’s ability to work as fast as you do.

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When ideas strike or deadlines loom near, there’s no time to waste waiting for files to load. Today’s fast-paced world demands a computer that can keep up with the speed of business. Desktop PCs powered by Intel Core processors and Optane memory automatically learn your computing behaviors and improve the performance of the files and programs you use often — so you spend less time waiting, and more time creating.

How it works

Intel Optane memory is a cutting-edge system acceleration solution that stores commonly used data and programs closer to the processor for faster system access and responsiveness.

3D XPoint memory media + Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) driver = Intel Optane Technology

  • Faster task completion
  • Reduced wait time
  • Quicker start or boot
  • Speedier application launch
  • Expedited file search
  • Rapid file save for large files

2.1x better responsiveness for everyday tasks

Smart memory

Optane Technology recognizes and remembers when you repeatedly access a file or program and optimizes the response time.

File access

Don’t lose your creative flow while you wait for apps and files to open.

  • Retrieve files 3x faster.
  • Launch & navigate up to 5.8x faster.
  • Large media files load up to 2.6x faster.

Memory vs. DRAM

Intel Optane memory uses non-volatile 3D XPoint memory to accelerate your computer’s access to non-volatile data — which persists even when your computer is powered off.

Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) is a volatile memory technology that temporarily stores processor inputs and results. When you power down your device, the data in the DRAM disappears.

  • Non-volatile data
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Music
  • Applications

Optane + DRAM

Optane memory technology acts as a compliment to DRAM. Together, the two memory technologies enable greater computing performance with faster access to data and applications.

Experience a creative rush.

Video editing

  • High performance on desktop or notebook computers
  • Faster rendering, quicker exports
  • Real-time processing of 360-degree footage files
  • 2.6x faster loading times for media projects

Photo editing

  • Faster load time and rendering for high-resolution photo files
  • 1.6x faster media editing performance


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