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Silicon Power Announces DDR3 Ultra Low Voltage Memory Modules

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    Silicon Power, the world's leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the latest memory module solution, DDR3L-1333 and DDR3L-1600 Low-Voltage Series. Running at 1.35 volts at 1333 MHz and 1600 MHz, the Low-Voltage series is able to decrease hardware power consumption effectively without compromising the benefit of the performance. Apart from saving power from long-term operations, it also reduces the unnecessary heat waste, allowing advanced gamers, video and photo professionals and DIY enthusiasts to create an eco-friendly working stations.

    Silicon Power Low-Voltage DDR3L series comes in selections from UDIMM to SO-DIMM at 1333 MHz and 1600 MHz, providing desktop and notebook users to save energy up to 20% from the benefits of low energy consumption. Moreover, this series is compatible with the latest Intel Haswell platform, ideal for those who are looking for a greener and power-saving alternative while enjoying the ultimate system performance.

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    Silicon Power's DDR3 Low-Voltage series is comprised of selected original memory modules and is 100% tested to guarantee the highest standard of stability, durability and compatibility. All SP memory modules are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. For more information, please visit SP/Silicon Power website: www.silicon-power.com.

    Product features:
    • High performance and power saver, reducing operation temperature effectively
    • Selected original memory module
    • 100% tested for stability, durability and compatibility
    • Ideal for virtualization and cloud computing
    • Energy saving up to 20%
    • Limited lifetime warranty

    Product specifications:
    • Memory module type: DDR3 Low-Voltage Memory
    • Pins: 240Pin UDIMM/ 204Pin SO-DIMM
    • Speed: DDR3-1333 MHz / 1600 MHz
    • Capacity: 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
    • DRAM Chip spec.: 256Mx8 (bit) / 512Mx8 (bit)
    • Operating voltage: 1.35 V
    • CAS Latency: 9 (1333 MHz) / 11 (1600 MHz)
     
  2. birdie

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    My environmentally unfriendly Corsair memory runs at 1.4V (rated 1,65V @ 1600MHz, but I discovered they could run at this low voltage).

    What's more important - RAM's power consumption is the lowest amongst all other PC components (below 5W) - so I fail to understand the reasoning behind this Ultra Low Voltage announcement ;)
     
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    And hasn't Samsung been making 1.35V chips for 2 years now? They're also good OCers.
     
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    Actually all of the RAM suppliers will be selling 1.35v DDR3 RAM as it's easy to do. The only real benefit is for laptops as noted because a DIMM uses ~10w so going from 10w to 8w is not exactly a big deal.

    1.35v DDR3 is an offshoot of DDR4 development where the default voltage is 1.25v. Unfortunately DDR4 is basically for server use and not a tangible advantage over DDR3 @ 1.35v. In addition DDR4 topology is different so it requires that you buy all of the RAM you desire in one kit as you can't add DDR4 RAM like you can DDR3. Thus DDR3 low voltage RAM is going to be around for a long time.
     
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    The Samsung ULV memory that came out a few years ago used a 30nm production process. It has been unavailable for most of the last two years for some reason, but 4gb sticks go for ~$70 on ebay. Why? The ULV specification and the manufacturing process afford a tone of headroom - they overclock like a dream, with some users reporting 2400mhz c11 at 1.6v or better. They were also cheap, selling at ~$40 for 8gb.

    I don't know if these sticks use a similar 30nm process or if they'll overclock like the "samsung miracle memory," but if they do there is good reason to excited. If you can get 1600mhz at 1.35v, well, i guess we'll see what kind of voltage these sticks can handle.
     
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    Since DDR3 @ 1600 MHz. isn't a system bottleneck on a typical desktop PC running a CPU, there isn't much point to higher frequency DDR3 RAM as countless tests with real apps has demonstrated. Even APU performance tends to flatten out at ~2133 MHz. RAM frequency.
     
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    Isnt that right there a bit of a contradiction:)

    In normal non gameing scenarios low speed(more importantly low latency) Is best as the pc will feel snappier, but whilst gameing, systems prefer ultimate bandwidth ie high speed ram despite the higher latency.
    there isnt that much in it though and its very app dependant.
     
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