Intel Optane Support is Exclusive to Intel, Unlikely to Come to AMD Ryzen: AMD
Intel Optane has become a hot trend these days and it is something that can speed up your system if you are not using an SSD and are still using hard drives. Intel has also recommended that you use Intel Optane with HDDs instead of SSDs as you will not feel the difference when using Optane with SSDs. It is a neat little feature, one that is also highly sort after by AMD users, so will Intel Optane be coming out for AMD Ryzen Platform?
AMD users have been wondering whether or not they will be able to use Intel Optane in order to increase storage speeds. AMD has answered this question with a very direct answer. According to Don Woligroski, global marketing manager for AMD processor division, Intel Optane is exclusive to Intel and it is unlikely that it will come out for AMD Ryzen.
This will be a bummer for some people but looking at it from a business point of view, this is the right move. Looking at how the PC market is declining, this is surely a business move from Intel to make some money. As of right now, it has been confirmed that Intel Optane is exclusive to Intel chipsets and I do not expect this to change anytime soon.
Micron, on the other hand, could introduce products that will support AMD Ryzen. Micron does not compete with AMD and this gives me some hope. It is possible that unless Micron makes some kind of deal with Intel. The fact that Intel Optane is an exclusive product could be a deal breaker for some people and could motivate people to take the Intel route instead of going for the Ryzen platform.
Let us know what you think about Intel Optane not supporting the AMD Ryzen platform and whether or not this is something that affects you.