This week Crucial is introducing its first DDR4 SO-DIMMs for enthusiasts, designed for high-performance notebooks and small form-factor PCs. The Crucial Ballistix Sport LT PC4-19200 SO-DIMMs are available in 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB capacities and can operate at DDR4-2400 with 16 16-16 timings with 1.2 volts. The modules feature SPD with XMP 2.0 profiles for devices that support XMP. PC makers focusing on Intel enthusiast mobile parts usually ship their computers with DDR4-2133 memory modules, as per the JEDEC standard and the supported standard on the chips, and provides a peak 34.1 GB/s bandwidth when operating in dual-channel mode. By contrast, a pair of DDR4-2400 SO-DIMMs enables 38.4 GB/s of bandwidth, or 12.6% higher, which could provide a noteworthy performance improvement in...
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...12 by Ian Cutress on 4/22/2014
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