Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
SkyLake X doesn't have Optane DC Persistent Memory support which Cascade Lake introduced. Kaby Lake with a z270 chipset was the first to introduce Optane memory. I'll be shocked if they actually release another processor on the x299 chipset but their cycle might be 2 microarchitectures per chipset not generations?
I never said it wasn't due to AMD's competition that allows us to see Intel flex their engineering skills. Even though they are using their UPI to link the two dies the latency between them is still quicker than Epyc/ThreadRippers infinity fabric when jumping over to the next die(Not CCX, Infinity Fabric's CCX jumps are slower than Intel's Mesh)
The Core architecture is on 9 generations and it's still able to compete with AMD's new architecture. Their next generation is out in 2021 and we'll get to see if they make another massive leap in technology just like they did with the Ring bus.
Doing your full OS drive with Optane is better than just a cache and that boots back to Z97 natively. I hear there are ways to boot nvme on earlier chipsets, but haven't tried it since I've got Z97.
Persistent memory would be awesome too. Pcie is holding it back. Also, it isn't that much faster over pcie than an ssd with rapid mode enabled imo, unless you do big things, in that case it never slows, never bogs, never needs optimization.
You probably already know this, I'm just bothered by "optane support" being tossed out there as a blanket statement when in the case of Kaby Lake it was Optane as a cache suport.
They have real os sized m.2 Optane sticks now too, so the cache thing is more of a footnote, kind of like hybrid hdds.