Everybody has spare NVMe SSDs, proper? Or maybe customers need to purchase 4 of them? Intel was on a giant push not too long ago with its latest 380 GB Intel Optane 905P SSD, with many of the primary motherboard and system distributors displaying them in motion. To this point we have now seen each ASUS and ASRock exhibit their Four-in-1 M.2 to PCIe add-in playing cards, each of which ought to now be simply obtainable, leaving GIGABYTE and MSI to provide you with their very own. Effectively in an effort to exhibit the Optane drives, GIGABYTE put collectively a fast one thing that they're calling the Aorus PCIe x16 M.2.
At the moment standing at revision zero.1, GIGABYTE was being coy about whether or not it was going to return to market. It was made particularly to run the Optane demonstrations we have been informed, however extra time would must be spent if it have been to be a retail product.
This isn’t actually that huge of a information piece, particularly when different PCIe add-in playing cards exist. What we have been informed nonetheless is that this add-in card works with X399 and AMD’s Threadripper motherboards.
Earlier than the present, I used to be pinged by Wendell over at Level1Techs about this playing cards, and I took it upon myself to research if/when these corporations would supported all HEDT platforms with the extra bifurcation and clock gens wanted. The identical points happen with AMD and Intel, making it a compound difficulty. GIGABYTE explicitly said that their card has no hassle engaged on X399 motherboards, though they did state that that they had solely examined one in a board at a time.
I spoke to the PM, and though it was unsaid, it was clear that they solely constructed the product to indicate off the Optane drives for the present. Nevertheless I did make an effort to elucidate that if marketed as a four-way M.2 to PCIe card that has express AMD X399 help, it could seize a nook of the market. Will probably be fascinating to see the way it seems.
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