G.Skill First to Offer Low Voltage DDR3 Laptop Memory Clocked at 2133MHz

Paul Lilly

Low voltage RAM for mobile enthusiasts

Little by little, we're seeing memory makers push the envelope in mobile and small form factor (SFF) setups by introducing high-performance SO-DIMM RAM. So it goes with G.Skill, which claims its latest Ripjaws are the industry's first DDR3L SO-DIMM clocked at a blistering fast 2133MHz . Not only is this a high-performance memory kit, it's also available in large capacities, up to 32GB (4x8GB).

G.Skill's DDR3L kit operates at just 1.35V yet is able to reach 2133MHz with 11-11-11-31 timings. The sales pitch from G.Skill is that you're getting desktop performance and capacity on a laptop, and we won't argue against that claim assuming the kit works as advertised. It's also worth mentioning that SO-DIMM memory is becoming popular in SFF systems and mini PCs, like Intel's NUC and other similar systems.

G.Skill posted a series of screenshots of its RAM powering an MSI GT70 2OC gaming laptop and running stable "under extreme load." MemTest shows no errors as the laptop successfully completes a Hyper Pi run with 97 percent RAM usage.

There's no mention of price or availability, though as a point of reference, G.Skill's equivalent on the desktop runs about $330 street.

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