Today G.SKILL released a new DDR3L 2133 Mhz So-DIMM 32GB memory kit that operates at only 1.35 volts. As a relatively well-known high performance memory manufacturer G.SKILL has produced a lot of 2133 Mhz and 2400Mhz RAM. There are two things that make this particular kit rather interesting. First off it’s extremely fast at 2133 Mhz; especially considering that this is low voltage RAM. Additionally, this is a large memory capacity quad channel kit aimed at laptops.
In its press release G.SKILL talks about working with MSI’s laptop gaming group to integrate this RAM into their products. For gaming purposes, system memory bandwidth hasn’t been a significant performance bottle neck since in years. But low power consumption is important for laptop use and the speed of this RAM opens up interesting opportunities for laptops using on-die graphics solutions.
Modern APUs are heavily memory bandwidth limited, particularly in laptops where OEM often couple them with the slowest RAM possible to limit costs. For years enthusiast have been replacing the stock memory in their APU-based laptops with high performance SO-DIMM kits from memory manufactures including G.SKILL. With this new memory kit from G.SKILL consumers now have the option to get desktop-like performance from their APU-based laptops without compromising on battery life or total memory capacity.
With the impending launch of AMD’s mobile Kaveri and Beema chips, and the upcoming launch of Intel’s Broadwell later this year, this memory kit, and others like it, will represent the sweet spot between performance and battery life for midrange gaming laptops. Performance DDR3L kits are here to stay and boy do they look enticing.S|A