Soon it will be available motherboards with chipsets 200th series, which is known to be 100-series differ only in support of SSD-drives with the new generation of memory 3DXpoint. The motherboards will be in a month, but when will drive themselves Intel Optane?
Over the next year, Intel will release new items gradually. Initially, there will be a model P4500 / P4600 / P4700, which will be in the top line, and then later a low cost solution S3110. The latter, incidentally, are not only in M.2-performance, but also with the SATA interface. And they will be slit in BGA format (ie as a soldered chip). Maybe there will be a mini-PCs with pre-soldered to the motherboard SSD?
Are they fast? It is understood that this is only the first test, and obviously greatly increase the speed in the future. However, currently known performance characteristics of Intel Optane 8000p, and they are impressive:
Much more interesting is another point. Out of such a large technology, which is also in the Intel extreme PR, almost certainly will touch the entire market. It is likely that Samsung, SK Hynix and Toshiba (that is, three of the largest manufacturer of memory) start to move, and the prices of the existing models will fall.