Monday, June 18th 2018

Gigabyte Bundles Intel's Optane Memory With Select AORUS Motherboards

Gigabyte, in a bid to further differentiate itself from its competitors' products, has decided to start bundling Intel's high-performance, 3D XPoint memory-based Optane drives with select AORUS motherboards. The initiative, which is available for the company's Z370 Aorus Gaming 7-OP and Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming WIFI-OP (where the OP suffix denotes the Optane bundle) delivers Intel's 32 GB Optane module at a price that's lower than the sum of its parts.

The Z370 Aorus Gaming 7-OP, for example, comes with an MSRP of just $269, $20 more than the non-OP version of the same motherboard - and can now be had for the same $249. This means you'll snag a full 32 GB Optane module for free with this bundle. The Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming WIFI-OP delivers a slightly less sweet deal, but it's still interesting: it's available at an MSRP of $214, while its non-Optane-equipped equivalent is available for $164.99 (this means the usually $74 Optane module will set you back a much more manageable $32). And have I mentioned these are absolutely beautiful motherboards?
Sources: Z370 Aorus Gaming 7-OP, Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming WIFI-OP, via Tom's Hardware
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5 Comments on Gigabyte Bundles Intel's Optane Memory With Select AORUS Motherboards

#1
DeathtoGnomes
What do you mean it doesnt come in AMD flavors?:eek: FOR SHAME!:nutkick:
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Caring1
"have I mentioned these are absolutely beautiful motherboards?"
Perfect for one of the matching Gigabyte computer cases.
I almost bought one of their cases, almost ….
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DeathtoGnomes
Caring1
"have I mentioned these are absolutely beautiful motherboards?"
Perfect for one of the matching Gigabyte computer cases.
I almost bought one of their cases, almost ….
"Almost only counts in Horseshoes." :toast:

I do like the laser lighting they used to take the pics, almost.
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#4
bogami
32 GB of optein is by far too small and too expensive, as it is more fun ,than a realistic function.
The Optein P 405, with 480 GB, would be a much wider solution, in the RAID 0 option, which would produce better and more significant changes. Not available yet :oops: .
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