For VARs that are building and branding their own PC, the Intel Optane Memory H10 solution can offer several advantages. First and foremost, integrating the H10 requires knowledge and expertise which cannot be delivered by simply purchasing the H10 online or as a standalone device. This product must be integrated as part of a new PC. Additionally MNCs are primarily using the technology in performance series notebooks so making the solution available in a desktop is a clear advantage that VARs can deliver. Lastly, VARs can provide their customer with another solution that will further boost the performance of their PC for everyday computing which ultimately adds another level of differentiation to distinguishes their brand.
Although Intel Optane Memory was originally introduced as a solution to improve the performance of systems that used spinning disks, it also offers benefits to systems that use SSD particularly in real-world usage scenarios where users are typically engaged in performing mixed reads and multitasking at low queue depth. In other words, the most common tasks performed by typical users involve 70% read and 30% write. as well as include opening up to 62 applications a day which may run in the background. Such low queue depth applications include word, excel, Acrobat, Outlook, Photoshop Elements, and Power Point. With such high use of read functions, utilizing cache will have a profound impact on the performance of the system.