It really depends on what you're using the Optane drive for. If it's for something specific that requires extremely high performance storage like caching uncompressed high bitrate video, then yes Optane will be the optimal choice. Otherwise, something like a Samsung 960 Pro will be a better choice in terms of price to performance/capacity.
Hey JBoone, I touch a bit on it in the best workstation builds article.
Essentially for video editing, it really boils down to better drivers that are better optimized for workstation applications vs drivers optimized for games.
Just read the article on 'Best Video Editing Computers'....
As I am a sports coach learning about video editing, can someone please point me to an explanation of 'Consumer vs Workstation Graphics Cards'?
I am setting up a workstation server with the following components (plese find the attachment). I would like to get suggestions from experienced Tech GURUs. Considering this specification, will the presence or absence of Intel optane make difference in performance?. I think the data transfer between the DDR4 2400 and M.2 will be fast enough and Intel optain might remain unused. What do you guys experienced in real life experiments?. Any suggestion on betterment this specs or any missing things are highly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
Hello, Rom, all specs are looking good except 2 things. as per admin. you should choose Samsung 850 EVO or Pro these both are best SSD. and I have also GeForce GTX 1050 by MSI which is good but let you know if I would be your place I'll choose EVGA 1060 3GB gaming graphics card instead of 1050. I am not technical but I have these two products and experience with them. The choice is yours.
The computer is multi-function - I will be using it for gaming - I play (or want to play) Star Wars Battlefront 2, EVE, WoW, Star Citizen (someday maybe if they ever finish it) now, but haven't been able to try other titles (including SWBF2) due to current system limitations. It will also be used for "household" stuff such as MS Office-type applications Quicken, etc. There will also be limited-to-moderate video and picture editing via Adobe Creative Suite.