I´ve just completed a new desktop build and found out the hard way that the new Pentium Haswell based processors don't support Intel Smart Response Technology.
My original plan was to go for a core i5 but due to budget restrictions I decided to scale down to a Pentium hoping to still being able to use ISRT caching and eventually upgrading to core i5 in the future. Since ARK specifications on processors don't even mention ISRT I thought the technology was related solely to the chipset and that I would be fine with my h87 / Pentium based build.
Well, after trying to setup the ISRT cache using a 64G SSD I found it`s only supported by core Processors, namely core i3 i5 i7 (I thought Pentium dual core was a core processor).
A possible solution would be to dedicate the SSD to the operating system. I`m stuck here too because the SSD drive originally bought for cache is to small to run Windows 8.1 and the applications.
If it were in the US I could probably turn in the Pentium and get myself a core i3 instead but here in Brazil it`s not that easy. So I guess I will end up with the loss. Both financial and in productivity
Hope this post helps others no run in to a similar situation. And I hope Intel fixes the info in their websites.
Hi Andrei_nestorov, I am sorry for the misunderstanding.
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