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Keep in mind that the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900p is a really fast drive as it runs through PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4.
For the computer specs, you may want to check this link with that information.
Please let us know if you have any other question.
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1. If your SSD is more than 3 years old, you may want too due to endurace. The 900P lasts 10 times as long and will likely follow your through 2 or more major upgrades.
2. For most games you won't see much as they aren't designed to take advantage of it anyway. Some future games (like Star Citizen) will leverage the throughput and may become noticeable/advantageous.
3. The Requirements of the drive can be found here: System Requirements for an Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series Drive
Please note that there is no Intel X gen requirement as these are not Cache drives like the earlier released M.2 Optane 'drive'. As long as your system supports UEFI 2.3.1 or later and has an available PCIe 3.0 4x slot (or U.2 slot) you are pretty much good to go.
Taken directly from the manual itself :
1x M.2 slot (Key M) Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280/ 22110 storage devices
1x U.2 port Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage
1x SATAe port (compatible with 2 SATA ports) Supports up to PCIe 2.0x2
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology
So you can either connect via U.2, the M.2 with the M.2 to U.2 adapter, or native PCIe as the bios supports PCIe 3.0 4x via UEFI. Just make sure you have the latest bios version.