Get the Speed. Keep the Capacity.

It’s revolutionary – the first all-new class of memory in 25 years. Intel® Optane™ memory creates a bridge between the DRAM and storage to deliver an intelligent, amazingly responsive computing experience.



Overall system performance is up to 28% faster1 2 3


Increase system performance for hard drive access by up to 14x faster 4 2 3


Improve everyday task responsiveness by 2x 1 2 3

Accelerate Your Experience

This game-changing technology intelligently accelerates new 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor-based systems while affordably maintaining mega-storage capacity, to deliver a responsive computer experience with short boot times, fast application launches, extraordinary gaming, and responsive browsing.

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Smart Acceleration

Intelligent System Acceleration

Optimize your computer responsiveness with up to 2x5 faster boot, 5x6 faster web browser launch, and 67% faster7 game launch. Intel® Optane™ memory is a smart and adaptable system accelerator that adjusts to your computing tasks making everything you do faster, smoother, easier. Its intelligent software automatically learns your computing behaviors to accelerate frequent tasks and customize your computer experience.

Instant Response

Wait Less, Do More

Intel® Optane™ memory in your PC delivers amazing responsiveness so you can start up quickly, search and find files up to 4x faster8 and save large files with virtually no lag. Experience up to 5.8 faster9 email application launch, and rev up your gameplay with an up to 65% improvement in loading the next level7.

High-Capacity Storage

Speed up Your Storage

A high-capacity storage device coupled with Intel® Optane™ memory offers the best of both worlds: high speed acceleration and affordable, large storage capacity.

How It Works: Intel® Optane™ Memory

Learn how Intel® Optane™ memory and intelligent system acceleration work to deliver higher performance and responsiveness without compromising storage capacity.

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Easy Installation

Get your Intel® Optane™ memory module and Intel® Optane™ memory-ready board.

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Insert the memory module into the board and reboot.

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Download drivers and install them on your system.

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Intel® Optane™ Memory Modules and Boards

Prepare to Accelerate

Coming this summer: New PCs with Intel® Optane™ memory inside. If you’d rather get started right now, shop for a new PC that’s compatible right out of the box. Just look for the Intel® Optane™ memory-ready label.

Product and Performance Information


SYSmark 2014 SE (Responsiveness Subscore) – Benchmark from the BAPCo* consortium that measures the performance of Windows* platforms. SYSmark* tests four usage scenarios: Office Productivity, Media Creation, Data/Financial Analysis, and Responsiveness. SYSmark* contains real applications from Independent Software Vendors such as Microsoft* and Adobe*.


Tested on Intel® Core™ i5-7500 processor, 65W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.8GHz, Memory: 2x4GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Western Digital* 1TB 7200RPM WD1003FZEX, Intel® HD Graphics 630, OS: Windows® 10 as measured against the same system with a 16GB Intel® Optane™ memory module.

Tested with 16GB Intel® Optane™ memory engineering samples. Results may vary in final product, but we have a high confidence level that there will be no significant differences in performance.


Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit


PCMark* Vantage (HDD Suite) – Benchmark from Futuremark* that measures Windows* everyday computing performance. PCMark Vantage is made up of several benchmarking suites: PCMark Suite (produces “PCMark” Score), Memories Suite, TV and Movies Suite, Gaming Suite, Music Suite, Communications Suite, Productivity Suite and HDD Suite. The HDD Suite contains an operating system start-up workload that is sensitive to HDD versus SSD boot devices.


OS Load Time Workload – Time elapsed from initiating power-on (from powered-off state) until the operating system has completed loading.


Browser Launch Workload – Time elapsed to launch Google* Chrome.


Game Launch & Level Load Workload – Workload developed by Intel® measuring the time elapsed to launch Bethesda Softworks* Fallout 4 and reach the Main Menu with intro videos disabled (Launch), and the time elapsed from the Main Menu to completion of level loading (Level Load).


File Search Workload – Time elapsed using Microsoft* Windows File Search to locate a specified file in a non-indexed directory.


Email Launch Workload – Time elapsed to launch Microsoft* Outlook 2016 and load with a 250MB local data file.


Intel® Optane™ memory and its logo denote a platform feature made up of individual components and not solely a single small factor solid state drive or a memory media. A system that is Intel® Optane™ memory ready includes: a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, an Intel® 200 series chipset, M.2 type 2280-S1-B-M connector on a PCH Remapped PCIe* Controller and Lanes in a x2 or x4 configuration with B-M keys that meet NVMe* Spec 1.1 and System BIOS that supports the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 15.5 driver.