The topic of SO-DIMM memory is an interesting one. As it currently stands, almost all laptops with interchangeable memory slots have SO-DIMM slots, as well as a few motherboards at the low end and systems such as the ASRock M8. The main issue with SO-DIMM is that it is often limited in frequency – manufacturers who equip their laptops/motherboards with SO-DIMM slots typically do not worry about XMP, and as such SO-DIMM rarely sees more than 1600 MHz at a CAS latency of 11. However in recent quarters a couple of the memory manufacturers are bucking the trend, announcing that they have DDR3L memory in the smaller form factor that can support higher speeds. The newest release to this segment...

G.Skill takes Ripjaws SO-DIMM to DDR3-2600MHz on ASRock M8

One of the many issues presented with a SO-DIMM capable system, whether laptop or desktop, is one of performance. In our recent Haswell memory scaling article using regular...

10 by Ian Cutress on 2/21/2014

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