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Intel kicks Kaby Lake into high gear with more than 40 chips and Optane support

Mark Hachman | Jan. 4, 2017
Support for high-speed Optane memory could be Intel's edge over AMD's impressive Ryzen chips.

Improving the CPU is significant enough, but most PC enthusiasts have bought into the belief that an SSD is the best way to speed up PC performance overall. If Optane takes storage performance to an entirely new level, some might resist Ryzen’s siren call. But Optane would have to be a generational leap ahead, rather than—ahem—a flash in the pan.


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