I am looking to make a new desktop PC purchase and I would like to utilize the new optane technology for overall performance as well as speeding up my HDDs. I'm going with a Xeon as opposed to a core CPU because I'm mostly going to use this desktop for number crunching -- things that benefit from having many medium speed threads as opposed to 1 really high throughput CPU.
The trouble is I cannot find any information on what components are compatible or not. All I hear is "Ra, Ra 7th Gen Core CPUS" for optane compatibility. But I did not find any info on what Xeon CPUs are compatible with optane if any. The other thing I'd have to worry about is if my motherboard supports optane. The closest thing I found was this Xeon/Optane SSD compatible motherboard:
But it's not a desktop solution, it's seems to be marketed as a server board.
Can some one recommend the following hardware:
- Optane compatiable CPU
- Xeon AND optane compatible motherboard
- Must fit in standard size desktop PC
- Must have >8 cores (dual CPU is optional)
- Ideally under $2000