PERFORMANCE FUELED BY
OPTANE
Benefits of Optane

Experience Fast Like Never Before

GIGABYTE Motherboards unlimits the potential of your PC with Intel® Optane™ Memory. Optane memory accelerates traditional storage devices to reduce boot times and enhance the overall user experience. This non-volatile memory transforms the everyday PC to a performance driven system.

Join The Optane Revolution

In order for Intel Optane memory to function you will require a GIGABYTE 200 Series Motherboards with the latest BIOS. For those of you who already own an AORUS or GIGABYTE 200 Series Motherboard you are Optane Ready, all that's needed is a simple BIOS Update. With Optane installed feel the performance of your accelerated PC.

Updating the BIOS

Updating the BIOS

Updating the BIOS on your AORUS or GIGABYTE Motherboard is easy. There are 3 simple ways to update your firmware whether you choose to use Q-Flash, Q-Flash Plus, or @BIOS. These exclusive tools will help walk you through the steps for a worry-free update. Of course with GIGABYTE's exclusive DualBIOS Technology even if something goes wrong, we've got you covered with the onboard backup BIOS.
* Latest Intel drivers are required before Optane Memory can function properly.

1. Q-Flash Plus

2. Q-Flash

3. @BIOS

Enable Optane

Installing an Intel® Optane™ Memory

A. System Requirements

  1. Intel® Optane™ memory
  2. The Optane™ memory must have at least 16 GB capacity, and it must have equal or smaller capacity than the hard drive/SSD to be accelerated.
  3. The Optane™ memory cannot be used to accelerate an existing RAID array; the accelerated hard drive/SSD cannot be included in a RAID array.
  4. The hard drive/SSD to be accelerated must be a SATA hard drive or M.2 SATA SSD and must have Windows 10 64-bit (or later version) installed on it. (Must be formatted for GPT partition.)
  5. The motherboard driver disk

B. Installation Guidelines

B-1: Installation in AHCI mode

If the SATA controller has been configured in AHCI mode, please install the Optane™ memory in the M2P_32G or M2Q_32G connector and follow the steps below:
Paso 1:
After entering the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk into your optical drive. On the Xpress Install screen, select Intel® Optane™ Memory System Acceleration* to install. Follow the on-screen instructions to continue. The system will auto-restart.
* If the system already has Intel® Rapid Storage Technology utility installed, you have to remove it first before installing the Intel® Optane Memory application.
Paso 2:
After re-entering the operating system, the dialog box as shown above will appear. Click Yes to continue the installation and then restart the system.
Paso 3:
Launch the Intel® Optane Memory application from the Start menu. A message which says Intel® Optane™ Memory is disabled will appear on the main screen. Click Enable to activate the Intel® Optane™ Memory and restart the system again. (If you install more than one Optane™ memory, please select which one you are going to use).
Paso 4:
Launch the Intel® Optane Memory application from the Start menu and make sure the Intel® Optane™ Memory has been enabled. (The SATA controller mode is changed to Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration from AHCI mode. DO NOT change your SATA controller mode back to AHCI. Doing so will prevent Intel® Optane™ memory from functioning properly).



B-2: Installation in Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration mode

If the SATA controller has been configured in Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration mode, please install the Optane™ memory in the M2P_32G or M2Q_32G connector first and follow the steps below:
Paso 1:
After system restarts, go to the BIOS Setup, make sure CSM Support under the BIOS menu is disabled.
Paso 2:
Go to Peripherals\SATA And RST Configuration and make sure USE RST Legacy ROM is disabled. If you want to enable the Optane™ memory installed in the M2P_32G connector, set PCIe Storage Device on Port 9 to RST Controlled; to enable the Optane™ memory installed in the M2Q_32G connector, set PCIe Storage Device on Port 17 to RST Controlled.
Paso 3:
Enter the operating system, launch the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology utility from the Start menu, and then enable Intel® Optane™ Memory on the Intel® Optane™ Memory screen.
Paso 4:
If you install more than one Optane™ memory, please select which one you are going to use.
Paso 5:
Follow the on-screen instruction to continue the installation and then restart the system when completed.


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Supported Motherboards

Chipset Nombre del modelo BIOS Version
X299 X299 AORUS Gaming 9 F4
X299 AORUS Gaming 7 F5
X299 AORUS Gaming 3 F4
X299 UD4 F3
X299 AORUS Ultra Gaming F1
Z270 Z270X-Gaming 9 F5
Z270X-Gaming 8 F6
Z270X-Gaming 7 F6
Z270X-Gaming K7 F6
Z270X-Gaming 5 F7
Z270X-Gaming K5 F6
Z270X-Gaming SOC F4
Z270X-DESIGNARE F3
Z270X-Ultra Gaming F6
Z270-Phoenix Gaming F5
Z270-Gaming 3 F5
Z270-Gaming K3 F7
Z270X-UD5 F4
Z270X-UD3 F6
Z270XP-SLI F6
Z270-HD3P F6
Z270-HD3 F6
Z270P-D3 F5
Z270MX-Gaming 5 F4
Z270M-D3P F5
Z270M-D3H F6
Z270N-Gaming 5 F4
Z270N-WIFI F4
H270 H270-Gaming 3 F6
H270-HD3P F6
H270-HD3 F5
H270M-D3H F5
H270M-DS3H F5
H270N-WIFI F5
B250 B250-HD3P F7
B250-HD3 F6
B250M-Gaming 5 F5
B250M-D3H F6
B250M-DS3H F6
B250M-HD3 F6
B250M-Gaming 3 F4
Q270 Q270M-D3H F3
Intel® Optane™ Memory FAQ
A: Intel® Optane™ memory is a system acceleration solution for new 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor platforms. This solution comes in a module format and uses Intel® Optane™ technology, based on 3D XPoint™ memory media along with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver. By placing this new memory media between the processor and slower SATA-based storage devices (HDD, SSHD or SATA SSD), we are able to store commonly used data and programs closer to the processor, which allows the system to access this information more quickly and improve overall system responsiveness.
Intel® Optane™ memory concatenates memory and storage into one virtual drive visible to the OS with an optimized system interconnect, that uses smart software (Intel® RST) to accelerate performance and responsiveness of the PC. It is called memory because it utilizes a new memory media to store information closer to the processor similar to the function of system DRAM memory.
A: The Intel® Optane™ memory module does not replace DRAM so, for example, if a game requires 8GB of DRAM, you can't use 4GB of DRAM and 16GB of Intel® Optane™ memory to meet the game requirement. DRAM continues to be needed for regular PC functioning.
A: For Intel® Optane™ memory to be supported, a PC needs to have a 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, an Intel® 200 series chipset, an M.2 type 2280-S1-B-M connector on a PCH Remapped PCIe Controller and Lanes in a x2 or x4 configuration with B-M keys that meet NVMe Spec 1.1,System BIOS that supports the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 15.5 or later driver and Windows* 10 64bit or above installed on a supported SATA-based storage device (Hard drive, SATA SSD or SSHD). Please see intel.com/optane memory for additional details.
Note: The SATA-based storage device must have Windows* 10 64bit installed, be formatted for GPT partition and have at least 5MB of continuous unallocated space at the end of the boot volume. Additionally, you will need to download the most recent Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 15.5 or later driver available at downloadcenter.intel.com, to use Intel® Optane™ memory modules as a system accelerator.
A: Microsoft Windows 10 64bit is required for Intel® Optane™ Memory to be used as a System Accelerator.
A: The main difference between the 32GB and 16GB modules is the number of applications that can be accelerated. The 16GB capacity is adequate for normal mainstream usage, but the 32GB module is ideal for power users who often use a variety of data intensive applications, such as prosumers and gamers. The 16GB capacity is adequate for normal mainstream usage. The 32GB module will be needed for power users who often use a variety of data intensive applications (for example a user who plays multiple games commonly).
A: Intel® Optane™ memory requires UEFI operating system, press F12 for Boot menu at boot screen after power on, choose UEFI mode for storage as first boot priority, then install operating system.



For more information regarding the Intel® Optane™ Memory: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/optane-memory-faq.html