Thursday, August 27th 2009

Super Talent Develops Green DDR3 Memory

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, developed a new line of green DDR3 modules that use 38% less PCB material and 47% less packaging material than the company's standard DDR3 DIMMs.

In this product line Super Talent has taken two major steps toward developing more eco-friendly DRAM. Using JEDEC standard schematics Super Talent developed very low profile (VLP) DDR3 unbuffered DIMMs for use in standard DDR3 based x86 motherboards. These DIMMs use 38% less FR4 material, which is the fiber glass epoxy substrate most PCBs are made of, and one-third less copper. These DIMMs have already been tested exhaustively with a variety of hardware and software to ensure they meet Super Talent's rigid quality standards, and are backed with Super Talent's lifetime warranty.

Super Talent also redesigned their package for these green DIMMs to use about half as much plastic in a clamshell that occupies 57% less volume. These reductions in material usage result in a packaged module that weighs 35% less than a standard DDR3 packaged DIMM, which translates to significant savings in shipping costs.

"Our goal with these green DDR3 DIMMs is to offer a greener memory choice for regular desktops that uses less raw materials, produces less industrial waste and consumes less fuel to transport with absolutely no tradeoffs in functionality or price", explained Super Talent Director of Marketing, Joe James. "When multiplied by the hundreds of thousands of memory modules we produce monthly, this can have an enormous environmental impact." Super Talent's first green 1066 and 1333 MHz 1GB and 2GB DIMMs will begin shipping in September.
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21 Comments on Super Talent Develops Green DDR3 Memory

#1
OnBoard
Nice idea. If they are also a bit cheaper, then there is no reason to buy the bigger sticks for mainstream computers.
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#2
boomstik360
I would definitely buy some of these sticks, I wonder how they will clock ;)
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#3
Disruptor4
As long as performance doesn't get affected then these will be excellent.
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#4
mdm-adph
As with most "green" bullshit, the price will probably be the same.
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#5
Scrizz
I've seen these half-height DIMMs from other manufacturers before; What's the big deal?
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#6
Mussels
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less copper could make them OC less, and it would give them less metal to spread around.

Thing is they'd definately be cheaper to produce, and lighter/smaller too - that cuts down transportation costs.
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#9
TheLaughingMan
They don't specifically advertise it, but the RAM does use less copper and less PCB material. They did it to cut cost to sell them for cheaper...which is why they ended up in Wally World at a ridiculous markup of like 215% cause Wally world sucks.

I mean, I see your point, but the fact is the Kingston RAM does use less material to make just as these new Super Talent RAM does.
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#10
Mussels
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well alright then. super talent arent first with this idea, they just seem first to apply it to DDR3.
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#11
D007
Wish more people would think like that..
Tired of opening a bag of chips thats 2/3 air..lol
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#12
TheLaughingMan
Sorry

by: Mussels
well alright then. super talent arent first with this idea, they just seem first to apply it to DDR3.
I wasn't trying to be mean or nothing. You guys are awesome and am just a lowly sea urchin absorbing knowledge and poisoning random things I think are predators. :twitch: Its just I haven't seen Kingston's name mentioned on TPU....well ever and they are one of the best RAM makers unless I missed something. I just wanted give them a little credit.
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#13
phanbuey
by: D007
Wish more people would think like that..
Tired of opening a bag of chips thats 2/3 air..lol
:roll: amen to that.
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#14
Mussels
Moderprator
by: TheLaughingMan
I wasn't trying to be mean or nothing. You guys are awesome and am just a lowly sea urchin absorbing knowledge and poisoning random things I think are predators. :twitch: Its just I haven't seen Kingston's name mentioned on TPU....well ever and they are one of the best RAM makers unless I missed something. I just wanted give them a little credit.
nah. your point just wasnt clear.


Kingston would make news if they emailed it out to the press.. either they arent at present, or they arent emailing it to TPU
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TheLaughingMan
by: Mussels
nah. your point just wasn't clear.


Kingston would make news if they emailed it out to the press.. either they aren't at present, or they aren't emailing it to TPU
I don't think they are sending press info. to anyone. They kinda dropped off the map before I started coming here for my Tech news. And I know they are releasing new products. Hell the HyperX series got a new heatsink design not 2 month ago.

Anyway, way to lead the market Super Talent. Just pass the savings on to us consumers and I know what kind of RAM I will be buying next.
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#17
OnBoard
by: TheLaughingMan
Kingston has been doing this for like a year now. Nothing new.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134487
Chip might be green but the package is far from it. It uses the normal sized box and on top of that over-sized plastic that could fit 4 of those modules. So they only save on the memory module, nothing on shipping.
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#18
TheLaughingMan
Very true, but Super Talent will defiinitely be using less material for packing. I am hoping this brings DDR3 RAM back down in price. When I bought my sticks there were $50 for the pack. Now they are $75 with no free shipping.

This will make it cheaper for them and hopefull us.
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#19
<<Onafets>>
Who cares?

You're looking at 1000-2000 for an i7/hi end C2D rig anyways. 750W PSU...who the hell cares about a bloody PCB size?
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#20
TheLaughingMan
Us AMD guys do because we are looking for price to performance ratio. If these sticks give the same performance as other sticks, but say $20 cheaper, then I am buying these. The competition will then have to bring their price down to match in the same price range. Making things cheaper for everyone. So giving this will ultimately make DDR3 RAM cheaper....I say everyone should care.
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#21
niko084
Cool idea, *idea*...

IME the short style ram sticks tend to burn out at a much higher rate.

So if we consider the added rate of failure is it really more "green" or is it just something that saves them a few bucks and makes them look good?

Beyond that, I hope they get smaller and keep the reliability and performance.
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