Save Money on RAM.. with Optane??

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  • Published on May 17, 2018
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  • Zayn Yagan
    Zayn Yagan 9 hours ago

    Please somebody help me, which laptop is better for gaming? The MSI GV62 8RD-200 15.6 (Specs: Intel core i5 8300H - GTX 1050TI 4GB VRAM - 8GB RAM - 1TB HDD - 16GB OPTANE MEMORY) or the Acer Nitro 5 15.6 (Specs: Intel core i5 7300HQ - GTX 1050TI 4GB VRAM - 12GB RAM - 1TB HDD - 128GB SSD - NO OPTANE MEMORY) Knowing that i can get each for 800$ so which one is better for gaming?

  • ka ch
    ka ch 10 hours ago

    What about comparing it with raid0 of typical small size SSD's ? Will that beat the Optane ?

  • Arief Rakhman
    Arief Rakhman 2 days ago

    Takedown the RAM supplier cartel!

  • Aleksandr Miroshnichenko

    Optane with SSD - stupid idea. Optane with HDD and not too much of RAM - would be interesting to see.

  • Superstar Roundhouse

    Will these memory modules increase my samsung 860 evo ssd speed further or is it only good for optimizing a slower hdd ?

  • Ghantasala Vishnu saran

    Hai buddy can you explain about Turn on LTE Ram dump in smartphone. What's the use.

  • Laura Rodríguez Tibaná

    Will be helpful for the speed of my i3-8130U with 4GB? I would buy one of 16GB optane

  • johnabuick
    johnabuick 11 days ago

    what if you use a 1TB NMVe boot drive with an optane setup?

  • Anirban Ghosh
    Anirban Ghosh 11 days ago

    Should I buy an 8 GB ram or 4gb +16 gb optane?
    Plz relpy...plz.. Thank you

  • Ruben Bekaert
    Ruben Bekaert 21 day ago

    a few months later now, and intel has confirmed that optane dimm will become a thing...

  • kada jawi
    kada jawi Month ago

    I think the more important question is: How about having 16 GB of RAM, and then extending that with Optane to 74 GB or so? Or perhaps use some of the Optane memory to get to 40-50 GB, and use the rest for temporary work files? Windows should only offload to the Optane memory if it needs to, so the most needed, most crucial data is on actual RAM. Then, when Chrome decides that it needs 30 GB, it has it on the Optane portion. Optane is easily fast enough for that. 16 GB is simply not enough, but wasting money on really expensive RAM so that the browser has some breathing room?

  • John Scully
    John Scully Month ago

    This twaddle is only rehashing (no pun intended) what every systems programmer has known since the 1960s. They're even using 1960s terms LoL. Another "breakthrough" by Microsoft, my bottom.

  • Flimsy Fox
    Flimsy Fox Month ago

    Any AMD support? Or still stubborn Intel?

  • Steven S. Smith
    Steven S. Smith Month ago

    I'm heavily considering this for a suitable work load that uses massive amounts of ram. To be clear, you just installed Optane as a normal drive and allocated it all to virtual memory in Windows, right?? The video was not to specific on this point.

  • David Ellis
    David Ellis Month ago

    So basically, you're saying that Optane is also great as a scratch disk?

  • SPOOKS Craft
    SPOOKS Craft Month ago

    Please do a new Video on this, using 2 Sticks of DDR 4 for dual channel. Using Optane as an overflow. "like in gaming where the game wants 8.5gb of ram" and you might find that Optane really is a viable way to save a ton on ram, in 2018 without losing your performance in most daily drivers.
    Just built mine, Using Optane... and wow... its totally worth the $58 Bucks to use an m.2 optane drive as extra ram. considering my board has 2 m.2 slots.
    i'm running 2 sticks of ddr4 4gb sticks, Plus an optane Drive. with a Intel I5 8600, Nvme 256 SSD. Using Optane to add 24gb of Virtual Memory, Meaning i have 32 avaliable for the system. "its only use" its not used for anything else. Where this set up shines is anytime, I need more then 8, which is very rarely.
    I stole my ram out of a second system to try it with 16gb ram, +16gb Optane, The performance difference is so small that its a real wonder that more people arent doing this to save a ton, For Benifits now while they wait for Ram to come down in price.

  • GlitchingGT
    GlitchingGT Month ago

    Hey Linus, how about storing the software inside the OPTANE drive?

  • 지나가는사람
    지나가는사람 2 months ago

    how about raid 4 optane and use as ram?

  • Allenn
    Allenn 2 months ago

    I would like EVERYONE gives likes to my comment to He makes a video doing THIS!!!: I'd like you make a video making a [RAID O] on the ASUS' HYPER M.2 X16 CARD with [4 OPTANE 905P or 4 OPTANE 900P] so that we can see the new MAXIMUM speed today compared to the video that you did using 4Samsung 960, I'd really like to see that!!!! and I bet everyone in This channel TOO!!!!!!!.. AND is a good promotion and marketing to INTEL..INTEL can also support the cause and vice versa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [I feel really interested in watch Random 4k Read and write in CrystalDiskMark!!!! ]

  • Despacito Neighborino
    Despacito Neighborino 2 months ago

    Even closlier look
    Even closer look

  • Banana
    Banana 2 months ago

    Optane in Raid 0 with 4GB RAM?

  • George Indestructible
    George Indestructible 2 months ago

    How do we know that when limiting the RAM through windows, windows themselves don't split the difference between the available ram modules in order to keep the performance of the dual channel memory feature?

  • Austin Verlinden
    Austin Verlinden 2 months ago

    Intel Optane Finally On DIMMS - Forbes Magazineapple.news/Aj6iMskXmRfe5RW6uVkX4GQ

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  • teddybeerlepel1
    teddybeerlepel1 2 months ago

    And here I am with all this leftover RAM.

  • 生ける伝説田所浩二

    どこ刺しとんねん

  • Дмитрий Бобров

    So what about 16Gb RAM + optane? Useless or not?

  • Dopey Duke
    Dopey Duke 2 months ago

    Closelyer

  • TheNOOB Official
    TheNOOB Official 2 months ago

    5:15 let's take an even "Closelier look" hehehehe

  • Arthur Jesus
    Arthur Jesus 2 months ago

    What about Optane DC?

  • Korishan
    Korishan 2 months ago +1

    On another note: AMD's StoreMI. Why hasn't Linus made a video about this!?!? I found it on some other tech benchmark channel. All I've seen from Linus Tech Tips was about Intel Optane being a performance booster. AMD's StoreMI is also a performance booster. Please do a review of this technology!

  • TGRC
    TGRC 2 months ago +1

    G.skills Rgb rams for EVER!!!

  • Adin Gamer
    Adin Gamer 2 months ago

    give me my 7 mins back

  • Final Fantasy
    Final Fantasy 2 months ago

    linus dude, it takes -according to intel on their website - approximateley 4 boots of a given program/software like a game, adobe or OS to see the full potential of optane optane does have basic raw power that helps the hdd. but you wont notice it until about 4 boots of a given program. i love optane. i cant beleive im late. bought 32gb's of the stuff myself . it stopped any stuttering i had from heavy texture streaming in final fantasy xv MUCH faster boot times and read and write speeds. thank you linus for bringing this up again and great video !

  • OldDirtGuy
    OldDirtGuy 2 months ago

    Is it just me? Or has the lighting not been quite up to LTT standards lately? Old dirt biking minds want to know.

  • Jimster480
    Jimster480 2 months ago

    So basically Dell has a laptop on sale for Memorial day with this exact configuration...
    They are claiming 24G of ram when its really 8G + 16G Optane...
    deals.dell.com/productdetail/130i
    ^Seems like this video was just in time for such a laptop to launch. Obviously its a marketing idea that Intel wants to run with.

  • thechosendude
    thechosendude 2 months ago

    5:17 - "Closeleler"

  • Soyuz
    Soyuz 2 months ago

    its funny how many people seem to think vram is the primary application for optane, ableit these tests were really strange. shouldve been (2x8gb)+16optane vs (2x8gb)+(2x4gb). OBVIOUSLY optane isnt meant to replace HALF of your ram. its a cheaper UPGRADE not replacement, and thats assuming you NEED more than 16gigs.

  • Ray Jacobsen
    Ray Jacobsen 2 months ago

    Intel needs to start making 1TB Optane sticks @ 1TB SSD prices. Stop pussy footing around Intel.

  • Chris Balfour
    Chris Balfour 2 months ago

    On the subject of future tech, some day there might be an 8TB memory limit due to 46 cache bit limits and memory bus sizes. Getting beyond 8TB might be accomplished by pairing with a swap drive that is absurdly faster than today's standards. Then future geeks can fully sequence their own genomes without resorting to Windows 46 Singularity Edition and the humanity enslaving TOS.

  • Bob the Ogre
    Bob the Ogre 2 months ago

    Closliy-ier -Linus

  • Snikur
    Snikur 2 months ago

    Can do you test it again using optane with 16GB ram? Just curious to see if it makes a difference.

  • Richard Hoelscher
    Richard Hoelscher 2 months ago

    Now that Optane actually supports caching a secondary drive - as of an Intel update last month - maybe it's time to revisit all the videos that couldn't find any use for it.

  • JonatasAdoM
    JonatasAdoM 2 months ago

    Your ram is as important as your CPU depending on the task? hm... *DUH*

  • jedimaster jesse
    jedimaster jesse 2 months ago

    I HavE 10 MIl wAm sTeKS

  • Kris Keersmaekers
    Kris Keersmaekers 2 months ago +1

    CLOSELIER LOOK?????????

  • Shantonu Sarker
    Shantonu Sarker 2 months ago

    Hi Linus, have you checked Optane performance improvement for a VM host with traditional RAID configuration setup? How much it worth investment (in crease performance) for a raid VM host with & without Optane .
    Thanks in advance.

  • Hitchawk The Only
    Hitchawk The Only 2 months ago

    Da sheep ate all d ram

  • ini the man
    ini the man 2 months ago

    Or, you know, you could buy used RAM. Why do you need DDR4 anyway? DDR3 treats me fine.

  • crazydubaddict
    crazydubaddict 2 months ago

    closelier is not a word lmao

  • Tappy
    Tappy 2 months ago

    So a contrived sponsored video for optane shows it's not good for much. It might be OK in a StoreMI setup but otherwise it's interesting mainly for what it could become years down the line.

  • kgonepostl
    kgonepostl 2 months ago

    You're late to the party Linus............like 8 months late.

  • Andrew
    Andrew 2 months ago

    Closlier... Linus... I almost left. 😂

  • Derpzila
    Derpzila 2 months ago

    stuff is garbage

  • Taylor Lucy
    Taylor Lucy 2 months ago

    so does this mean that cpu based ai might get a huge benefit out of using optane?

  • Frog - Tech - Tips
    Frog - Tech - Tips 2 months ago

    Hmm interesting

  • obCT
    obCT 2 months ago

    LOL I BOUGHT 400GB OF RAM LIKE A FEW MONTHS AGO AND SAID THERES GONNA BE A SHORTAGE AND IM SELLING LIKE CRAZY progit was 400 dollars almost sold it all

  • ezyfnef
    ezyfnef 2 months ago

    Closlier sounds like it should have been a word!

  • Joe Dulik
    Joe Dulik 2 months ago

    so would it improve blender even if it also had the 16gb of ram?

  • Mirek Fe
    Mirek Fe 2 months ago

    My Fair Lady quote. ;-)
    "Where the devil are my slippers?"

  • Robert Pratt
    Robert Pratt 2 months ago

    Question: If you have 64Gb of ram would it still be useful for rendering and processing to get one of these?

  • The 32-bit guy
    The 32-bit guy 2 months ago

    Just scavenge some from a old optiplex.

  • Ed O'Neill
    Ed O'Neill 2 months ago

    what about 16gb + optane????

  • Simon Richard
    Simon Richard 2 months ago

    Man, I'm sooo happy to be tinkering on older computers! DDR2 is DIRT CHEAP!

  • Jeffrey Photonboy
    Jeffrey Photonboy 2 months ago

    Linus,
    I thought at the end you might discuss AMD's HBMC... there's a lot software can do even on existing machines without M.2 capability to swap data around more effectively. Games in particular might significantly reduce the amount of VRAM needed (for that specific game)...
    Anybody else get annoyed when they do something in Windows related to a drive (even if an SSD) but have to wait 10+ seconds because every HDD (including USB) comes out of SLEEP?

  • Frantic Uploader
    Frantic Uploader 2 months ago

    4...number of times Linus reaches for whatever is by his right pants pocket.

  • Xoremus
    Xoremus 2 months ago

    Did he say "Closelier" ??

  • Xoremus
    Xoremus 2 months ago

    Big surprise..."sponsored by Intel"..lol. love ya Linus :)

  • Ultimacy
    Ultimacy 2 months ago

    All these first time viewers not getting the 'look closelier' thing cracks me up :)

  • Mauro Tamm
    Mauro Tamm 2 months ago

    Guess my next build will be when Intel is over 9000.

  • Jonathan Fun
    Jonathan Fun 2 months ago

    So... I'm building a system soon, and ram prices are pretty bad. So could I use just optane as ram? It's like 16gb for 30$

  • sasja de vries.
    sasja de vries. 2 months ago

    Who makes the subtitles?
    Why do I read Potane memory in the subs?

  • Luca Dario Bützberger
    Luca Dario Bützberger 2 months ago

    So currently, putting optane in a normal rig for editing and gaming with enough ram, SSD storage etc isn't going to boost the system, right?

    • Richard Hoelscher
      Richard Hoelscher 2 months ago

      As of April, Optane supports caching of a secondary HDD - it'd be useful in that sort of situation. Not an SSD-only environment.

  • Kevin Kötz
    Kevin Kötz 2 months ago

    That´s interesting that you got this Idea as well. I did some testing at Work and came to the conclusion that going with 4GB Mem + 16GB Optane gives you far better performance than 8GB Mem in daily Office Work (No Workstation/Gaming Workload). Difference was about 28% in favor for Optane at a slightly better Pricepoint. Given you are on a tight budget and you need more than 128GB Local Storage. If 128GB is enough, going for a small SSD is preferred.

  • Hiraeth Neko-chan
    Hiraeth Neko-chan 2 months ago

    save money on ram.... by buying used parts on craigslist or ebay

  • RelakSHUN
    RelakSHUN 2 months ago

    2:16 Why the hell did you use two different version of the CrystalDiskMark? There are practically two lines of data what can be compared to each other.

  • Cakeeater34
    Cakeeater34 2 months ago

    0:23 The phone company's stole it

  • cheddle
    cheddle 2 months ago

    Id like to see a seperate Optane drive (not in an accelerater config) used as a native SSD to put the PAGE file on to see how much of a difference that configuration makes

  • Alexander Heubel
    Alexander Heubel 2 months ago

    LTT: Flocking to where ever the money is.

  • RedYoshikira
    RedYoshikira 2 months ago

    *LinusGrammarFails* for idiots...not idiotic at all.

  • Nino Segers
    Nino Segers 2 months ago

    Like the content, just hate the intro that blows out my eardrums

  • Lukas Perdekamp
    Lukas Perdekamp 2 months ago

    Would it help at all if I need more ram for streaming games? I usually have enough while gaming but when I stream It fills up

  • meatballsaucey
    meatballsaucey 2 months ago

    Cool experiment

  • TheSnowdruid
    TheSnowdruid 2 months ago

    now i wanna see a 4 way optane raid 0 used as ram. its not entirely clear to me whether latency or throughput is the bigger problem with using optane in this manner

  • James Irvine
    James Irvine 2 months ago

    I notice you have a lot of spare parts and shit I currently have no pc id greatly appreciate if you sent me some free shit

  • Tidal Yacht
    Tidal Yacht 2 months ago

    Personally, Optane doesn't do it for me.

  • Connor Southern
    Connor Southern 2 months ago

    Could you do an in-depth video tutorial for this?

  • Anchor Bait
    Anchor Bait 2 months ago +2

    Why does everyone want my D soo bad? I can only ram soo much soo often.

  • ash0787
    ash0787 2 months ago

    so what you are saying is you could buy a 4gb stick of DDR4 and then use the rest in the form of optane ?

  • Max Kerst
    Max Kerst 2 months ago

    When you cannot build the best CPUs anymore so you have to do sponsored videos in order to keep ppl buying your stuff...

  • Jimit Shukla
    Jimit Shukla 2 months ago

    Closelier 😂?

  • Robert T
    Robert T 2 months ago

    "Closlier"?!?, you can do better.

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  • Bob Mage
    Bob Mage 2 months ago

    But can you use ram as storage?

  • John Smith
    John Smith 2 months ago

    "traditional nvme" lol. I'm not sure that's old enough to be traditional.

  • TechNotarius
    TechNotarius 2 months ago

    Intel try selling twice Smart Response Technology, Excellent.

  • OUCHIExDAxEL1TE
    OUCHIExDAxEL1TE 2 months ago

    ^~^

  • Dunno Afraid
    Dunno Afraid 2 months ago

    7:33 "Hitler"

  • Fossilized
    Fossilized 2 months ago

    huh interesting

  • Rahul129K
    Rahul129K 2 months ago +1

    Yay 😅 .. Linus dropped something .. 😎 Video successful 😋😄😜