Tuesday, March 16th 2010

New Crucial Energy-Efficient DDR3L 1.35v Server Memory Supports Latest Intel Platform

Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today introduced Crucial DDR3L-1333Mhz 1.35v energy-efficient server memory modules in support of the new Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. Available in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB RDIMM and VLP (very low profile) RDIMM modules, Crucial DDR3L memory modules are fully compatible and have been validated with the new Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. Servers across the enterprise, including those utilized for virtualization, data storage and processing, and blade servers will reap the benefits of new Crucial DDR3L memory. Crucial DDR3L memory is available through select resellers worldwide and online at Crucial.com/server.

"The benefits of energy-efficient DDR3L memory are clear – most notably the significant reduction in memory sub-system energy consumption and overall system cooling demands. Moreover, these benefits come without sacrificing the performance gains our customers expect from Intel's next-generation servers," said Jim Jardine, Lexar Media senior worldwide product manager. "Additionally, all Crucial DDR3L 1.35v memory has been fully validated and certified compatible with the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series, so customers can rest assured their server infrastructure investment will perform reliably and efficiently with Intel's newest processors."

"We appreciate the comprehensive efforts and commitment put forth to deliver Crucial DDR3L low-voltage memory that is certified and guaranteed compatible with Intel server platforms and processors," said Geof Findley, Intel platform memory operations senior manager. "At Intel, we recognize that energy-efficient technologies are the future of server computing, and we're committed to supporting DDR3L memory as we launch future Intel Xeon processors. As enterprise businesses continue their efforts to maximize IT investments, Intel Xeon processors, in conjunction with the energy-saving DDR3L 1.35v memory, deliver a faster return on those investments."

DDR3L is the official name for JEDEC standard DDR3 low-voltage memory, which operates at voltages of 1.35v, as opposed to the 1.5v used by standard DDR3. The new DDR3L memory is compatible with legacy DDR3 systems and will also run at 1.5v – although 1.35v voltages are only achieved when the overall system supports them. New DDR3L technology enables an overall memory subsystem power savings of up to 20% over DDR3, and up to 40% memory subsystem power savings over legacy DDR2-based servers. The reduction in memory power consumption also reduces the cooling demands of the overall system. DDR3L memory provides no-compromise performance compared to DDR3, and considerably higher throughput in comparison to DDR2.

Crucial energy-efficient DDR3L 1.35v modules are covered by the Crucial Reliance Program, which includes limited lifetime warranties, dedicated toll-free support, and the option of an on-site spares program.
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5 Comments on New Crucial Energy-Efficient DDR3L 1.35v Server Memory Supports Latest Intel Platform

#1
BraveSoul
progress in the right direction at the right time , not that it saves a whole lot of power but every bit is welcome to some
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#3
sparkyar
do mainstream mobos support 1.35v modules?
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#4
qwerty_lesh
I don't see why they wouldn't, getting mainstream bloomfields and lynnefield cpus to run them shouldnt be an issue.

edit: Im probably totally wrong tho, these aren't your run of the mill DDR3 modules.
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Mussels
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these ones are registered modules, RDIMM - not for use in mainstream boards
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