List of Intel Optane Ready Motherboards

List of Intel Optane Ready Motherboards on Z270 B250 & H270 Chipsets

Are you looking for List of Intel Optane Ready Motherboards? But, what is Intel Optane memory? Intel Optane memory is a revolutionary new memory technology that operates on the principle Get the Speed and keep the capacity of your hard drive. It affordably accelerates your system, delivers high speed and responsiveness.

Also Read: List of Intel Z270 Chipset Motherboards for Intel Core i7 7700k

Intel Optane memory module creates a bridge between the DRAM and Hard Disk to enhance the computer speed for amazingly responsive computer experience. The main motto of Optane is to crank up the PC speed as much as possible at least reasonable price.

Optane memory is available in the form of small capacity 16 GB and 32 GB that can be installed in the M.2 slot of the compatible motherboards that we are going to discuss later in this post. Right now, Optane memory serves as cache memory, not as primary storage.

What is Intel Optane Memory?

List of Intel Optane Ready Motherboards

Source: Intel

Optane is based on a technology called 3D Xpoint, in which memory cells sit in a three-dimensional mesh. It is exclusively for the Kaby Lake ships, so it is not going to work with old Intel chips such as Broadwell and Skyline found on older computers. To get the benefits of Optane fast cache memory, you must have an Intel 200-series chipset. There must be an M.2 type 2280-S1-B-M or 2242-S1-B-M connector on a PCH Remapped PCIe controller.

If Optane works as expected, then it is going to replace the conventional SSDs with large capacity Optane SSDs that will serve as super fast primary storage. Optane is 4.42 times faster than the standard SSDs but at an extra cost.

How Does Intel Optane Work?

Source: Intel

Intel calls this “Optane Memory” and not “Optane SSD.” That’s because it acts as a bridge between the RAM and SSD. It is almost as fast as RAM. Moreover, it will not lose its data when the PC is turned OFF.

Optane Memory will make your games load 67% faster, and browsers will load five times more quickly. So the loading speed of the games, software, and features will dramatically increase. For now, users can pair only one drive with Optane Memory, and it does not support RAID configurations.

Optane will make it possible to put conventional hard drives into laptops or desktops, especially when you have a restricted budget. A PC with Intel Optane Cache Memory and hard drive will load the OS and applications faster than the SSD systems. Thus Optane will make hard drives relevant again.

Laptops and Desktops with Intel Optane Memory

As of now, there are only a few laptops that will be going to come with Optane cache memory. The first laptop, based on this was announced with Lenovo’s ThinkPad T570 with a starting price of $909. It will have a free Optane 16 GB memory with an increase in price.

HP’s revamped Envy Curved All-in-One 34 will get Optane in upcoming weeks. Dell is also planning to install Optane in some of its Precision laptops and OptiPlex desktops in the third quarter of 2017. Intel has started shipping the low-capacity Optane storage. Price will drop when Intel is producing Optane on the mass scale.

How to Install Intel Optane Memory

Before purchasing Intel Optane Memory module find out whether your system is compatible and full fills the requirement of Intel Optane Memory. You can even contact your motherboard manufacturer or look on their site for necessary details and software that you are going to need to install Optane. Remember to install the Windows 10 OS and update it before starting the Optane installation process. Till now, there is no support for the MAC and Linux.

Remember to install the Windows 10 OS and update it before starting the Optane installation process. Till now, there is no support for the MAC and Linux OS.

Exact steps might be different, but we could give you an overview of steps for easy installation of Optane.

  • Firstly you need to look is there any BIOS update available for your motherboard, if yes, then upgrade the BIOS.
  • Correctly install the Intel Optane memory module in the M.2 slot.
  • Install the Intel Optane memory user interface and drivers.
  • Open the Intel Optane memory user interface.
  • Follow the on-screen guidance to finish the installation process and restart the system when finished.

List of Intel Optane Ready Motherboards

Below are motherboards from top brands that are Optane ready.

Intel Optane Memory Ready AS Rock Motherboards
Motherboard NameChipsetM.2 Slots and Length
 Z270 SuperCarrier  Intel Z270 chipset 3 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Fatal1ty Z270 Professional Gaming i7  Intel Z270 chipset 3 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 Taich  Intel Z270 chipset 3 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Z270 Extreme4  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Z270 Killer SLI/ac  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Z270 Killer SLI  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K4  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Z270 Pro4  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Z270M Extreme4  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Z270M Pro4  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2242 x 2280)
 Z270M-ITX/ac Intel H270 chipset 1 slot (2242 x 2280)
 Fatal1ty H270 Performance Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 H270 Pro4 Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Fatal1ty H270M Performance Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 H270M Pro4 Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 H270M-ITX/ac Intel H270 chipset 1 slot (2242 x 2280)
Fatal1ty B250 Gaming K4  Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 B250 Pro4  Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 Fatal1ty B250M Performance  Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 B250M Pro4  Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 x 2280)
 B250M-HDV Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (2242 x 2280)

 

Intel Optane Memory Ready Asus Motherboards
Motherboard NameChipsetM.2 Slots and Length
 Maximus IX Code Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Tuf Z270 Mark1 Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Tuf Z270 Mark2 Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270-A Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Strix Z270E Gaming Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Maximus IX Apex Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Strix Z270F Gaming Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Strix Z270H Gaming Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270-AR Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270-K Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Maximus IX Formula Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Maximus IX Hero Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Strix Z270G Gaming Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Strix Z270I Gaming Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270M-Plus Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270-P Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Maximus IX Extreme Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 H270-Pro Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 H270-Plus Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Strix H270F Gaming Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 H270M-Plus Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250-Pro Intel B250 chipset2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250-Plus Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250M-A Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250M-C Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250M-KIntel B250 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 Strix B250F Gaming Intel B250 chipset  2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250M-Plus Intel B250 chipset  2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Q270M-C Intel Q270 chipset  2 slots (2242 or 2280)

 

Intel Optane Memory Ready Gigabyte Motherboards
Motherboard NameChipsetM.2 Slots and Length
 Z270X-Gaming 9  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (22110 & 2280)
 Z270X-Gaming 8  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (22110 & 2280)
 Z270X-Gaming 7  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (22110 & 2280)
 Z270X-Gaming K7  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (22110 & 2280)
 Z270X-Gaming 5  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (22110 & 2280)
 Z270X-Gaming K5  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (22110 & 2280)
 Z270X-Designare  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 Z270X-Ultra Gaming  Intel Z270 chipset1 slot (22110)
 Z270-Phoenix Gaming  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 Z270-Gaming 3  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 Z270-Gaming K3  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
  Z270-Gaming SOC  Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (22110 & 2280)
  Z270-UD5  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
  Z270-UD3  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
  Z270-SLI  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
  Z270-HD3P  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 Z270P-D3  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 H270-Gaming 3Intel H270 chipset1 slot (2280)
 H270-HD3P  Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (22110 & 2280)
 H270-HD3  Intel H270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 B250-HD3P Intel B250chipset 1 slot (22110)
 B250-HD3  Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 Z270MX-Gaming 5  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
Z270M-D3H Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 H270M-DS3H Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 B250M-Gaming 5  Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 B250M-Gaming 3  Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 B250M-D3H  Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 B250M-DS3H  Intel  B250 chipset 1 slot (22110)
 B250M-HD3  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2280)
 Z270N-Gaming 5  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2280)
 Z270N-WiFi  Intel H270 chipset 1 slot (2280)

 

Intel Optane Memory Ready MSI Motherboards
Motherboard NameChipsetM.2 Slots and Length
 B250 Gaming M3 Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250 Krait Gaming Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250 Gaming Pro carbon Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250 PC Mate Intel B250 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 B250 Gaming Pro AC Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (2280)
 B250 Gaming Pro Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 B250 Mortar Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 B250 Pro-VD Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 B250 Pro-VDH Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 B250 Pro-VH Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 H270 Gaming M3 Intel H270 chipset 1 slot (2280)
 H270 Gaming Pro Intel H270 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 H270 PC Mate Intel H270 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 H270 Tomahawk Arctic Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 H270I Gaming Pro AC Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 H270M Bazooka Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 H270M Mortar Arctic Intel H270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 Gaming M3 Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 Gaming M5 Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 Gaming M7 Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 Gaming Pro Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 Krait Gaming Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 PC Mate Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270  SLI Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270  SLI Plus Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 Tomahawk Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270 XPOWER Gaming Titanium Intel Z270 chipset 3 slots (2242 or 2280)
 Z270-A Pro Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 Z270I Gaming Pro Carbon-AC Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2280)
 Z270M Mortar Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 B250M Mortar Intel B250 chipset 1 slot
 Z270 Tomahawk Arctic9Intel Z270 chipset 2 slots

 

Intel Optane Memory Ready Biostar Motherboards
Motherboard NameChipsetM.2 Slots and Length
 Z270GT9  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 Z270GT8  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 Z270GT6  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 Z270GT4  Intel Z270 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)
 B250GT5  Intel B250 chipset 1 slot (2242 or 2280)

 

Intel Optane Memory Ready Supermicro Motherboards
Motherboard NameChipsetM.2 Slots and Length
 C7Z270-PG Intel Z270 Express chipset 2 slots (22110)
 C7Z270-CG Intel Z270 Express chipset 2 slots (22110/2280
 C7Z270-CG-L Intel Z270 Express chipset 2 slots (2260/2280/22110)
C7H270-CG-ML Intel H270 Express chipset 1 slot (2242/2260/2280)
 C7Q270-CB-ML Intel Q270 Express chipset 1 slot (2242/2260/2280)
 C7B250-CB-ML Intel B250 Express chipset 1 slot (2242/2260/2280)

Conclusion

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