Pete Kaine wrote:Then they started selling it to gamers on midrange boards. I just thought they'd lost the plot at that point.
Wow! I figured you'd need a Xeon platform so wasn't aware that the mainstream socket even supported it. A hard sell for sure,
I wonder if everyone's talking about the same thing? We probably should have said "support for NVDIMM-N" as opposed to NVRAM. Are NVDIMM-N modules really being marketed toward gamers on mid-range boards? I suspect there may be some conflation with PCIe Optane drives here (by Pete), but I could be wrong. Apologies in advance if so!
Folderol wrote:I regard non-volatile RAM as a potential security risk - as if we need any more :roll:
Well . . . maybe - but physical access is game over for security in most cases anyway, so this wouldn't be at the top of the queue for security worries. A solution would be to encrypt the writeout, and decrypt the writeback only with the presence of a physical token like a Yubikey on next boot. I don't know if this is implemented anywhere in the stack.
A far bigger concern lurks in another of the features, SMB Direct, which involves Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA). And there's the rub, because this feature seems like it would be useful for larger-scale commercial studios, depending on how networked they are.
ReFS seems like something we'd all benefit from, especially combined with ECC RAM. Wave goodbye to bitrot!
Hmmm . . . beginning to kick myself I didn't opt for W10 for Workstations when I bought my system from Scan now . . . but it wasn't a cheap upgrade on the system I got. Oddly, it was much cheaper on what I would consider less workstation class hardware. But then, no-one ever accused Microsoft of having comprehensible licensing.