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G.Skill Builds Speedy 16 GB DDR3L Laptop Memory Kit

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G.Skill's new DDR3L SO-DIMM 16 GB memory kit is speedy.

While G.Skill has already released an 8 GB DDR3L 2133 MHz SO-DIMM memory kit, it is now expanding its arsenal with a 16 GB kit of low-voltage speedy and small memory.

The laptop memory runs at a voltage of just 1.35 V, and is still able to pull off a frequency of 2133 MHz, which is quite an achievement. Timings are set at 11-11-11-31. The kit comes with two DIMMs, each 8 GB in capacity.

G.Skill has demonstrated with a screenshot that the kits are also very stable and offer excellent performance. It can be seen that the memory was tested in a Gigabyte BRIX Pro machine, which carries the Intel Core i7-4770R processor, making the kit ideal for small form factor computers.

No word on pricing or availability just yet.

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    AJSB , March 11, 2014 7:12 PM
    At this developing rate, wonder if we need DDR4...
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    UVB076 , March 11, 2014 8:15 PM
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    At this developing rate, wonder if we need DDR4...
    Increased memory speeds don't even give that much performance. DDR4s main benefit is lower voltage.
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    K2N hater , March 11, 2014 8:16 PM
    Bet some gamer is going to say there's no use for that much RAM.
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    InvalidError , March 11, 2014 9:33 PM
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    At this developing rate, wonder if we need DDR4...

    Each generation of memory interface comes with predetermined limits on multiple parameters that need to be "reset" by going with an updated baseline spec... min/max voltage range, min/max clocks, min/max timings, min/max DLL phase, DRAM memory array structure, DRAM chip density, number of slots per channel, maximum number of devices per data and control line, line termination schemes, clocking schemes, etc.

    People may mostly notice voltages, clocks and CAS/RAS timings but there is more than a dozen other behind-the-scene parameters too.

    Also keep in mind that 2133 is high-end for DDR3 but merely low-end for DDR4.
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    knowom , March 11, 2014 9:41 PM
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    Bet some gamer is going to say there's no use for that much RAM.
    16GB of ram would be great for a private server, but that's about the only game scenario I can see where it would be useful today. Utilizing it to install the game itself on a ramdisk being the only other scenario which with SSD's isn't nearly as beneficial any longer.
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    NeatOman , March 11, 2014 9:50 PM
    DDR3-1866 CAS 9 will give you the same performance (some better benchmarks some not, mostly outperform 2133)
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    JOSHSKORN , March 11, 2014 10:07 PM
    A laptop doesn't need 16GB of RAM, today. Maybe 8 GB. A desktop could use 16GB of RAM, as it's more likely to be used as a FTP server and other things than just checking E-mail, browsing the internet and gaming.
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    eriko , March 12, 2014 12:03 AM
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    DDR3-1866 CAS 9 will give you the same performance (some better benchmarks some not, mostly outperform 2133)
    And that is exactly what I'm running.... Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz RAM (sodimm), was CAS10 out of the box, and did not work well at all. Re-programmed the modules, and memory performance is now over 2500GB/s, testing with winsat mem.To get me to buy this, I'd have to see it running 2133MHz, at CAS9, to make it worth my while. Otherwise I'll pass. But I will keep a look-out for what others get out of it...
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    damianrobertjones , March 12, 2014 2:39 AM
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    A laptop doesn't need 16GB of RAM, today. Maybe 8 GB.
    Please just stop. Virtual machine work, music production, cad or even a whole load of other reasons.
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    ddpruitt , March 12, 2014 5:16 AM
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    A laptop doesn't need 16GB of RAM, today. Maybe 8 GB. A desktop could use 16GB of RAM, as it's more likely to be used as a FTP server and other things than just checking E-mail, browsing the internet and gaming.
    I run VMware on my laptop (multiple OSes), I can blow through 8Gb with ease.
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    cypeq , March 12, 2014 8:32 AM
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    A laptop doesn't need 16GB of RAM, today. Maybe 8 GB. A desktop could use 16GB of RAM, as it's more likely to be used as a FTP server and other things than just checking E-mail, browsing the internet and gaming.
    You are rite it needs only 640kB.
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    JQB45 , March 12, 2014 11:14 AM
    I was really hoping for 16GB modules. To who ever mentioned running an FTP server... Unless you are dealing with a mind numbering amount of transactions per second its more likely your web browser will use more RAM.