ASUS and MSI publish BIOS updates to enable Optane support on 200 series motherboards

Posted on Thursday, Mar 30 2017 @ 16:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A couple of days ago, Intel launched its 16GB and 32GB Optane cache memory sticks for desktop PCs. Now we receive word from MSI that the company has rolled out a bunch of BIOS updates to enable Optane support on its 200 series motherboards.
With IntelĀ® launching its new Optane memory technology boosting HDD and SSD performance, MSI introduces a new feature to support its speed enhancing capabilities to the maximum. Optane Genie is an easy and smart installation tool found in the latest BIOS, which enables the use of Optane memory with just 1-click, while normally users would have to go through several challenging steps to successfully configure and enable Optane memory boosting. Just click Optane Genie and follow the instructions to finish the easy setup, making Optane easy to use for anyone. All MSI 200 series motherboards already support IntelĀ® Optane Memory but we strongly recommend updating to the latest version for the best performance regarding Optane and inclusion of the new and exclusive MSI Optane Genie feature
MSI Optane Genie

Similarly, ASUS also rolled out BIOS updates to add Optane support and presumably other motherboard makers will follow very soon.

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