Save Money on RAM.. with Optane??

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  • Jon Doe
    Jon Doe 5 days ago

    Optane?What about propane or butane?

  • Fer ddsc
    Fer ddsc 12 days ago

    so for illustrator, photoshop and office 4 gb ram plus 16 gb optane or 8 gb ram?

  • Nathan Gamble
    Nathan Gamble 16 days ago

    0:24
    WHY IS THE RAM GONE?
    One: Because it is vile hardware that turns even the most respectable computers into complete scoundrels!

  • Aldo
    Aldo 16 days ago +1

    no no no no...

  • James Estrella
    James Estrella 16 days ago

    5:17 closelier?

  • Mick Carson
    Mick Carson 16 days ago

    FUCK! I never had ads before. Now I have ads even with Adblock. Grrrr @ these fucking greedy pigs and their ads! }:-(

  • Ramin M
    Ramin M 18 days ago

    One however looses one m.2 slot to this Optane. What if one buys two m.2 ssd and puts them in raid 0 (faster storage means less dependency on ram). Isn't that even better than one m.2 slot to an Optane driver acting up as ram?

  • Jake Fleming
    Jake Fleming 21 day ago

    Closelier..lol

  • westfield90
    westfield90 27 days ago

    Dell and hp desktops are now advertising enormous 24gb memory in desktops but 16gb of that is this intel octane. Not sure this is a scam

  • movado cashmore
    movado cashmore 29 days ago

    optane is not ram it helps tho big time i am having to buy 32 gig ram just so i dont get issues from google

  • tristan harmo
    tristan harmo Month ago

    @Linus Tech Tips ok and what about a raid 0 of multiple optane used as ram ??? i remember you doing a video about a raid 0 nvme ssd from samsung wich provides AWESOME read /write speed !!! way higher then ram bandwidth . could you check the performance ??? that would be awesome :p

  • ITX God
    ITX God Month ago

    So did Linus just basically show us a SATA KC400 (swapping) vs Optane? Why not do this experiment with the NVME drive that you refer to in the initial slides? For less than twice the price of already cheap Optane, you can get an NVME with 8-10 times the capacity, and it will sure as hell perform a lot better than the SATA KC400 (1.5 to 3 times better). So to answer Linus question about why Intel agreed to his pitch: Because you are a good shill.

  • Trent Borg
    Trent Borg Month ago

    So, question. A legit question here. What would offer the greatest increase in performance - say, I currently have a 1tb ssd, but! I have an m.2 not in use, nvme and optane compatible. I also have 16 gb of ram. which upgrade would offer the best performance gain, the nvme, optane, or 16 more gb of ram?

  • Nat Allen
    Nat Allen Month ago

    So basically, 4gb ram + 16gb optane memory is better than normal 8gb ram?

  • Javier Hernandez
    Javier Hernandez Month ago

    If you have a system new and expensive enough to support nvme you have enough money for ram.

  • robert rennells
    robert rennells Month ago

    ram should be cheap

  • Alberto Aquino
    Alberto Aquino Month ago

    Tutorial of Config Optane please

  • psycronizer
    psycronizer Month ago

    I wonder if there's any spoken language out there where the word Linus or Sebastian means break, or destroy, or clumsily dropped and broken, or butter fingers, or sausage hands, or gimme gimme let me fuck it as soon as I pick it up......you know...that sort of thing....

  • Vamsi dev
    Vamsi dev Month ago

    Is it neccessary of 6 mb cache and optane memory and 2 tb storage

  • wil
    wil 2 months ago

    Can you expect any improvements with Ryzen CPUs as well?

  • nowonmetube
    nowonmetube 2 months ago

    The gaming results show that you REALLY need 16 GB of RAM :^)

  • nowonmetube
    nowonmetube 2 months ago

    Just imagine when the first Optane DDR4 or 5 sticks will arrive!

  • Tuc nak
    Tuc nak 2 months ago

    0:15 "One's dick"

  • beadlesastout
    beadlesastout 2 months ago

    Another video where they dont actually explain how to do it. Please explain exactly how you set this up otherwise there is no way to prove what you are doing actually is possible.

  • Scione S
    Scione S 2 months ago

    Who here build their computer in the kitchen?

  • KSAM The Randomizer
    KSAM The Randomizer 2 months ago

    How to download ram?

  • Dominic Hester
    Dominic Hester 2 months ago

    how you get free ram can't even play bards tale 4 barrow's deep since only have 4gb ram on my lappy you need 8 gb it says.

  • daniel kinney
    daniel kinney 2 months ago

    Ginger Nice

  • daniel kinney
    daniel kinney 2 months ago

    I cannot understand how there are 1.3K DISLIKES WTH? is wrong with people. This is a great video

  • Pro Bro
    Pro Bro 2 months ago

    "Lets even take a *closelier* look"
    5:15

  • jonathon rosalia
    jonathon rosalia 2 months ago

    kinda want to know how this works in a hackintosh now?

  • GamersNET0
    GamersNET0 2 months ago

    My motherboard says "optane memory supported" but it doesnt have a spot to put the optane memory?. its a gigabyte DS3H-b250m

  • NPC: Drone Class
    NPC: Drone Class 2 months ago

    Oh oh oh oh oh!!! Linus, you said Zee 370. All the cool kids are saying Zed-370. You're grounded grounded grounded!

  • Syed Tassinari
    Syed Tassinari 2 months ago

    Closelier

  • Thot Kitti
    Thot Kitti 3 months ago

    Yo anyone got a good link where I can download ram? Last time I just got rick rolled and it made me sad ):

  • S3thc0n
    S3thc0n 3 months ago

    Meanwhile, subtitle Linus is wondering why his Intel Potane module won't work.

  • Slayx
    Slayx 3 months ago

    when intel sponsors you

  • gipen
    gipen 3 months ago

    Now, at least here in Chile, they are selling lots of notebooks with 4Gb ram plus 16gb optane

  • Aditya Dahiya
    Aditya Dahiya 3 months ago

    Could a optane memory be added to my Acer nitro 5? It has a 7th gen motherboard.

  • Jadin Andrews
    Jadin Andrews 3 months ago

    I'm willing to bet you get more benefit from another stick or two of 4gb DDR4 than from 32gb Optane.

  • Jadin Andrews
    Jadin Andrews 3 months ago

    So basically you should not artificially limit your ram.

  • ForNoGoodReason
    ForNoGoodReason 3 months ago

    how does it work for rendering a video for example? Oh never mind.

  • NORMAN JIN
    NORMAN JIN 3 months ago

    so whats the point of optane? web browsing and photoshops adobe-like stuff?

  • NORMAN JIN
    NORMAN JIN 3 months ago

    intel evilness is here.

  • 譲治
    譲治 3 months ago

    Just stick a GPU in the RAM slot.

  • LiLENZO 101
    LiLENZO 101 4 months ago

    5:19 closelier?!

  • Harsh Vasoya
    Harsh Vasoya 4 months ago

    I have to choose between 16GB Intel Optane Memory with 1TB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive and 128GB Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive (Storage).
    Any suggestions on what would be better?
    Its for normal use and gaming.

  • Mashiur Rahman
    Mashiur Rahman 4 months ago

    Thank god I watched till the last or I'd have forgotten about the dislike button.

  • Abhijit Jacob
    Abhijit Jacob 4 months ago

    Death of Intel is long overdue. Windows 10 installation on Qualcomm chips is already here. Intel will stoop down to just making CPU fans one day.

  • idan124
    idan124 4 months ago

    afford yourself higher ram capacity and throw that crap to the garbage

  • james gayler
    james gayler 4 months ago

    Not sure what Optane does. Running intel 8700 32gb with GTX 1080 ti on a z370 MSI mobo. I was just looking at my motherboard and was wondering WTF it was. I am just using a 3tb 7200 platter so maybe it helps?

  • Sewmina Dilshan
    Sewmina Dilshan 4 months ago

    0:56 it's not POTANE!!!... Optane! idiot!

  • Ya boi Bubba
    Ya boi Bubba 4 months ago

    "dram is at a global shortage" I know a warehouse legit full of ram XD

  • love kush
    love kush 5 months ago

    Intel Optane and X 299 is a failed Technology

  • Dan Casey
    Dan Casey 5 months ago

    Linus is a terrible actor; pretends to look for RAM, opens CLEAR box to look inside only to not find any RAM. CLEARLY.

  • remi
    remi 5 months ago

    Crap ram resets every time i turn off my pc and its realy slow to start up beacuse it need power all the time

  • Enua Pameh
    Enua Pameh 5 months ago

    Will this optane memory support MSI GS63 7RD laptop?

  • Zayn Yagan
    Zayn Yagan 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Ar man
    Ar man 5 months 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
    Superstar Roundhouse 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

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

  • Anirban Ghosh
    Anirban Ghosh 5 months ago

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

  • Laniel _
    Laniel _ 5 months ago

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

  • kada jawi
    kada jawi 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago

    Any AMD support? Or still stubborn Intel?

  • Steven S. Smith
    Steven S. Smith 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

  • SPOOKS Craft
    SPOOKS Craft 6 months 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.

  • ღ BabyWaffles ღ
    ღ BabyWaffles ღ 7 months ago

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

  • 지나가는사람
    지나가는사람 7 months ago

    how about raid 4 optane and use as ram?

  • Allenn
    Allenn 7 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 7 months ago

    Even closlier look
    Even closer look

  • Banana
    Banana 7 months ago

    Optane in Raid 0 with 4GB RAM?

  • George Indestructible
    George Indestructible 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • teddybeerlepel1
    teddybeerlepel1 7 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 7 months ago

    Closelyer

  • TheNOOB Official
    TheNOOB Official 7 months ago

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

  • Arthur Jesus
    Arthur Jesus 7 months ago

    What about Optane DC?

  • Korishan
    Korishan 7 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 7 months ago +1

    G.skills Rgb rams for EVER!!!

  • Adin Gamer
    Adin Gamer 7 months ago

    give me my 7 mins back

  • Final Fantasy
    Final Fantasy 7 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 7 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 7 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.

  • Cup & Cone
    Cup & Cone 7 months ago

    5:17 - "Closeleler"

  • Soyuz
    Soyuz 7 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.

  • Chris Balfour
    Chris Balfour 7 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 7 months ago

    Closliy-ier -Linus

  • Snikur
    Snikur 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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