The topic of SO-DIMM memory is an interesting one. As it currently stands, almost all laptops with interchangeable memory slots have SO-DIMM slots, as well as a few motherboards at the low end and systems such as the ASRock M8. The main issue with SO-DIMM is that it is often limited in frequency – manufacturers who equip their laptops/motherboards with SO-DIMM slots typically do not worry about XMP, and as such SO-DIMM rarely sees more than 1600 MHz at a CAS latency of 11. However in recent quarters a couple of the memory manufacturers are bucking the trend, announcing that they have DDR3L memory in the smaller form factor that can support higher speeds. The newest release to this segment...

G.Skill takes Ripjaws SO-DIMM to DDR3-2600MHz on ASRock M8

One of the many issues presented with a SO-DIMM capable system, whether laptop or desktop, is one of performance. In our recent Haswell memory scaling article using regular...

10 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2014

I'M Intelligent Memory to release 16GB Unregistered DDR3 Modules

After talking about Avoton and Bay Trail on Twitter, I was approached by the company heading up the marketing and PR for I’M Intelligent Memory regarding a few new...

52 by Ian Cutress on 2/11/2014

Crucial Showing DDR4 Modules and Sport VLP DDR3

I’m nearly finished with my CES coverage (thanks to a relapse as well as a household of sick family members), with just a few final visits to discuss. My...

28 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2014

Server Buying Decisions: Memory

We reviewed several types of server memory back in August 2012. You still have the same three choices—LRDIMMs, RDIMMs and UDIMMs—but the situation has significantly changed now. The introduction...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 12/19/2013

ADATA XPG V2 Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3-2800 12-14-14 1.65 V

The final kit in our current run of DDR3 on Intel reviews falls at the feet of a kit that blends a high rated speed with density. When...

19 by Ian Cutress on 12/17/2013

Corsair Vengeance Pro Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3-2400 10-12-12 1.65 V

Corsair is a well-known manufacturer of PC components, including DRAM, chassis, power supplies, USB storage, fans, SSDs, gaming peripherals (keyboards, mice, headsets) and cooling, among others. Today we...

26 by Ian Cutress on 12/13/2013

Rambus and Micron Bury the Hatchet; All Memory Players Now License Rambus Tech

Bringing an end to a saga that has spanned over a decade and most of the life of this site, what’s widely considered the final major legal battle between...

32 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2013

ADATA XPG V1.0 Low Voltage Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3L-1600 9-11-9 1.35 V

For the next in our series of memory reviews on Haswell, we have another ADATA kit to test: this time a low voltage 2x8 GB kit featuring DDR3-1600 C9...

35 by Ian Cutress on 12/6/2013

Patriot Viper III Review: 2x4 GB at DDR3-2400 C10-12-12 1.65 V

Perhaps I am out of the loop, but in recent CPU generations of PC building, Patriot Memory has not featured much on my radar. A quick look at...

48 by Ian Cutress on 11/18/2013

ADATA XPG V2 Review: 2x8 GB at DDR3-2400 C11-13-13 1.65 V

Memory has an odd part to play in the desktop ecosystem. There is plenty of it from many different manufacturers at various prices, speeds and benefits. Most...

26 by Ian Cutress on 11/11/2013

Memory Scaling on Haswell CPU, IGP and dGPU: DDR3-1333 to DDR3-3000 Tested with G.Skill

‘How much does memory speed matter?’ is a question often asked when dealing with mainstream processor lines. Depending on the platform, the answers might very well be different...

89 by Ian Cutress on 9/26/2013

AMD Releases New Radeon Memory SKU: RG2133 Gamer Series

After entering the PC memory market about a year and a half ago, things have for the most part been quiet for AMD’s fledgling memory operations. With DDR3 enjoying...

24 by Ryan Smith on 5/8/2013

Micron and TE Connectivity Offer New Ultrathin DRAM Solutions

The push for smaller and thinner laptops, Ultrabooks, and tablets of late has come with some potentially undesirable side effects, namely the loss of flexibility. Of the Ultrabooks we’ve...

17 by Jarred Walton on 2/7/2013

Crucial Demonstrates DDR4-2133 Modules

We’re not likely to be running DDR4 any time soon on desktops, and even most laptops are probably over a year away from getting the upgrade, but now is...

22 by Jarred Walton on 1/10/2013

G.Skill TridentX Review: 2x4GB at DDR3-2666 C11-13-13 1.65V

Next in our line of memory reviews is a kit I have actually had at my work desk for a while. In the land of overclockers, synthetics are...

28 by Ian Cutress on 10/28/2012

GeIL Evo Veloce Review: 2x8GB at DDR3-2400 C11-12-12 1.65 V

As part of a series of memory reviews, the next kit to enter our test beds is a limited edition enthusiast kit from GeIL. Attached with what GeIL...

30 by Ian Cutress on 10/24/2012

Memory Performance: 16GB DDR3-1333 to DDR3-2400 on Ivy Bridge IGP with G.Skill

Memory reviews are, in my opinion, actually quite hard to do. There are plenty of memory kits available that are nice and cheap, and the easy way to...

108 by Ian Cutress on 10/18/2012

Additional Details on Micron’s DDR3L-RS, DDR4-RS, and Other Memory

Earlier this week we posted a short write-up about Micron’s new DDR3L-RS memory. We didn’t have a lot of technical detail to go on at the time, but Micron...

24 by Jarred Walton on 9/22/2012

Micron Announces 30nm DDR3L-RS Products

Micron recently announced the availability of their 30nm DDR3L-RS (formerly DDR3Lm) memory, which could prove particularly beneficial for Ultrabooks and other ultrathin computing devices. Just what is DDR3L-RS memory...

10 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2012

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