Historically, hard disk performance has been a shortcoming of the entire computer hardware, including the results of the Windows hardware scoring feature and other third-party hardware "running points." Increasing the loading speed of hard disk data becomes an important part of improving the performance of computers.
Intel AOpen Memoryworking principle
Before entering the Eoton Review, let's take a look at how Intel's AOpen memory works in a simple analogy.
If the processor is a weapon equipped by an elite unit, then the hard disk is an ammunition store. If ammunition supply cannot be transported to the frontline at the fastest speed, then the sophisticated weaponry and high-profile processors are all Clouds.
The appearance of Intel Ao Teng memory is equivalent to the establishment of a front-line ammunition library, and it is always necessary to replenish the ammunition needed for full weaponry (Pre-loading the data most likely to be used by the user into Intel AOpen memory, the processor can be called at a faster rateIn this way, the frontline combat forces can obtain the maximum strength by obtaining the fastest ammunition supply.
What is the difference between Intel AOpen memory and traditional memory?
Intel AoTeng memory and traditional memory each play a different role in the computer, not as a substitute for traditional memory. Traditional memory serves as a bridge for communication with the processor, while AoTeng memory serves as a bridgehead warehouse and stores data in the hard disk. Placed in advance on the bridge, waiting for the call of the CPU, the first time the data will be sent to the memory for operation by the processor.
Therefore, there are also users who like to call it "cache". In simple terms, the loading speed of traditional mechanical hard drives is expected to be comparable to that of SSDs when Intel AOpen's memory is added. Please refer to the following Aotun evaluation for details.
Actual combat - Ao Tang evaluation
Prior to the evaluation of Intel AOpen memory, we first understand the configuration conditions of the AoTeng memory running:
1. Main Board:Must be Intel 200 series or 300 series and other new motherboards can support (such as B250, Z370, etc., normal motherboard packaging will have the corresponding logo), and the motherboard must have M.2 slot;
2. Processor: Must use 7th/8th generation Core i-series processors (including i3, i5, i7), not Pentium, Celeron, and other processor platforms;
3. The hard disk: Ao Teng memory only supports UEFI mode installed system, and the disk format must be GPT (Audun Teng memory is mainly for the mechanical hard disk SATA interface speed effect);
4. System: You must use the Windows 10 operating system.
This evaluation will use the HP EliteDesk 800 G3 desktop host as the main platform to measure the performance improvement before and after joining Intel AOpen Memory.
HP EliteDesk 800 G3 is a standard commercial host equipped with Intel Core i5-7500 processor, equipped with 8GB DDR4 memory. Although there is no built-in SSD, it uses the storage system of Aootun Memory + HDD, and we will respectively Teng memory + HDD, pure HDD, and SSD + HDD collocation methods to test the data loading performance under different scenarios.
Intel proud Teng evaluation: theoretical performance
1.ASS SSD Benchmark Test
In terms of hard disk transfer speed testing, Intel AOpen's combination of memory and mechanical hard drives has greatly improved the read capability. The continuous read speed of 861.96 MB/s is even higher than that of SATA3's SSD, and the overall score is even better.
2.PCMark 8 storage test
The memory test of PCMark 8 focuses on the real performance difference among the storage devices. The following figure shows the running data of each configuration:
HDD: 2370, Intel AOpen Memory + HDD: 4947, HDD + SSD: 4940, mechanical hard drives with Intel AOpen's memory have been greatly improved in terms of storage performance, and the comprehensive score is comparable to SATA3 SSD. (There is even a slight overtake in scores).
Intel proud Teng evaluation: real application scenario
1. System boot load speed
The following tests from the time the host's start button was pressed to enter the system, you can see that with Intel AOpen's memory, the loading time into the system is basically comparable to the SSD, which leads the purely mechanical hard drive. The actual improvement effect is obvious.
2. Windows Defender scan completion time test
Using Windows's own security program, Windows Defender, scans 52,251 files in the Windows folder. This project mainly tests the time it takes to scan for viruses and security vulnerabilities.
In this duel, the combination of Intel Atom's memory plus mechanical hard drives once again surpasses the combination of SSDs and mechanical hard drives with a small margin of advantage in testing. The configuration of purely mechanical hard drives still lags behind without exception.
3 file compression and decompression test
Document Compression: Use Winzip to compress 215 files with a total capacity of 397MB into a ZIP file. This project is used to test the time required to compress or decompress a large number of files.
4. Unzip the file: Use Winzip to extract the compressed ZIP file from the project to another directory on the hard disk.
5. Install software test
The time required to install Apple iTune 12 (64-bit), this project is used to test the time it takes to install the small tool software.
6. Open the Excel file test
The time it takes to open a 39MB Excel file, this project mainly tests the time it takes to open a large Office program.
7.Photoshop startup test
The time required to start Photoshop, this project is used to test the start speed of commonly used software.
to sum it upAo Teng ReviewsThe data is not difficult to conclude that the host equipped with Intel AOpen's memory has been completely comparable to SSD in the actual performance of loading performance, even surpassing SSD in some projects.
Intel AOpen's memory is mainly used to enhance the loading speed, for users who often run large software and the host does not have SSD, or large-scale software because of capacity can not be installed in the SSD users, Ao Teng memory is a good solution Program.
With the current e-commerce price, a combination of 16GB Aotun memory + 1TB mechanical hard disk can be realized within 500 RMB, and the loading experience using a 1TB SATA3 mechanical hard disk can be known. The price of a 1TB SATA3 SSD is basically 2,000 yuan. The cost-effectiveness of this solution is self-evident.