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« Reply #315 on: October 27, 2017, 08:30:49 AM »
10 Reasons Why Intelís Bleeding-Edge Optane Drive Is a Rip-Off

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Optane costs a fortune per gigabyte. It doesnít work well with laptops. It doesnít work with desktops older than 2016. It doesnít work on non-Intel systems. Itís not a magic bullet for performance. Itís superfluous on an SSD-only system. So whatís the purpose of an Optane cache drive?

Thereís just one reason: to pressure you into upgrading your motherboard and processor to Intelís latest. And in that regard, it fails miserably. Thereís no reason to buy it unless youíre looking to get your feet wet with a cutting edge technology.

Right now, only commercial users should purchase Optane. The cache drive is a waste of time. However, itís worth noting that Intel will bundle 16 GB sticks of Optane along with certain 200-series motherboards. So if youíre in the market for a new high-end motherboard, it might be worth a look. Everyone else interested in Optane, however, should wait until Micron releases QuantX. Not only will competition cause Intelís ruinous per-gigabyte prices to fall, Micronís product isnít a first-generation design.
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« Reply #317 on: October 27, 2017, 11:10:51 AM »
10 Reasons Why Intelís Bleeding-Edge Optane Drive Is a Rip-Off

Strange... the article is gone?

Edit: Looks like the URL was truncated in the middle: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/reasons-why-intel-optane-drive-rip-off/
So basically, it's a useless piece of trash that no one should invest in.  Just like SC!

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« Reply #318 on: October 28, 2017, 02:51:08 AM »
PC Invasion have an article on CitizenCon. Good article, balanced and critical, well done that guy - he's going to get a lot of shit from the backers in the comments.

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« Reply #319 on: October 28, 2017, 03:23:07 AM »
PC Invasion have an article on CitizenCon. Good article, balanced and critical, well done that guy - he's going to get a lot of shit from the backers in the comments.

Yeah Paul knows he's going to get ripped anyway. He doesn't care. Any media writing about this train-wreck, expects that.
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« Reply #320 on: October 28, 2017, 03:27:09 AM »
PC Gamer on the SSD.

Oh, I can't comment on PC Gamer. Seems my Discord account has been banned. Probably because I said negative things about Scam Shitizen. What a bunch of idiots there  :doh:

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« Reply #321 on: October 28, 2017, 03:42:53 AM »
First of all, that drive isn't even consumer level. So only a few enthusiasts will actually buy it. Not only that, it's incredibly expensive and won't even work in all machines (it us to be 2016 or later). Like they did with Saitek, CIG one again promos basically irrelevant and/or DOA tech. Even the AMD promo they did, that's already obsolete with the game not even being out.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/11953/the-intel-optane-ssd-900p-review

http://www.techradar.com/news/meet-intels-insanely-fast-optane-ssd-900p-drives

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-optane-ssd-900p-3d-xpoint,5292.html

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« Reply #322 on: October 29, 2017, 01:13:29 PM »
https://www.anandtech.com/show/11953/the-intel-optane-ssd-900p-review/2

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Even though gaming isn't the ideal workload for the Optane SSD 900P to show off its performance, Intel is marketing the 900P to gaming enthusiasts. They're bundling a code for the game Star Citizen with the 900P, and including a new in-game spaceship variant as an exclusive item for Optane SSD customers. Intel has partnered with Star Citizen developer Roberts Space Industries (RSI) to hold a launch event for the 900P at CitizenCon 2017 today, which they are streaming live on Twitch and YouTube. Attendees will have the chance to playtest the Intel-exclusive Sabre Raven ship, but it is still undergoing final QA and will not be immediately available to Optane SSD 900P customers. The web page for redeeming the Star Citizen game code had not gone live as of the time of writing, so I was unable to attempt any testing with the game. (ed: I remember when AMD was offering a Star Citizen bundle in 2014 as well. The game still hasn't shipped.)

At the media briefing for the 900P, an RSI representative said they are exploring ways to optimize the Star Citizen experience on Optane SSDs, but not many specifics were provided. One approach under consideration is using less compression for some game assets, freeing up CPU time but relying on high storage performance. It didn't sound like this work was close to release. In the game's current state, RSI claims they've seen load times improve by 20-25%, but they didn't specify what other storage device they were comparing against.
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« Reply #323 on: October 29, 2017, 02:54:31 PM »
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Even though gaming isn't the ideal workload for the Optane SSD 900P to show off its performance, Intel is marketing the 900P to gaming enthusiasts.
"Gaming enthusiasts" are usually stupid underage people with a big parent's wallet to spent money from.

Therefore the ideal demography to sell useless products to helping funding costly fabs for a new memory technology.

Gaming isn't even a SSD workload as long as current generation game consoles come with slow-ass mobile hard drives by default.

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« Reply #326 on: October 31, 2017, 08:59:43 AM »


Star Citizen Continues to Look Incredible and Impossible

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The space sim Star Citizen isn't a finished game so much as it is a collection of promises and dreams held together by impressive tech demos and gameplay videos.

This has to be the best description of the "game" in one sentence that I've heard in a while.

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« Reply #327 on: October 31, 2017, 01:28:31 PM »


Star Citizen Continues to Look Incredible and Impossible

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The space sim Star Citizen isn't a finished game so much as it is a collection of promises and dreams held together by impressive tech demos and gameplay videos.

Yeah, agreed.

This has to be the best description of the "game" in one sentence that I've heard in a while.
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Re: Star Citizen Media Articles
« Reply #328 on: October 31, 2017, 07:07:32 PM »


Star Citizen Continues to Look Incredible and Impossible

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The space sim Star Citizen isn't a finished game so much as it is a collection of promises and dreams held together by impressive tech demos and gameplay videos.

Yeah, agreed.

This has to be the best description of the "game" in one sentence that I've heard in a while.

But then he says

"To its credit, Star Citizen updates keep coming. As of right now, players can enjoy early (but empty) versions of the open world universe, a hanger for their ships, and rudimentary first person shooter arena modes. It's a far cry from the game that's promised, but it's hardly vaporeware."

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Re: Star Citizen Media Articles
« Reply #329 on: November 01, 2017, 12:34:43 AM »

 

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