If the PC market is insistent on moving towards smaller form factors and mobile devices, then kudos to Crucial for following along. The memory maker announced new Ballistix Sport SODIMMs designed to boost performance of gaming laptops, all-in-one systems, and mini ITX setups that require the smaller size memory modules. The new memory kits feature low latencies and are optimized for Haswell, Crucial says.
Crucial also says the kits are engineered to run on 1.35V instead of the standard 1.5V found in most laptop memory kits. They'll come in 4GB and 8GB densities, long with dual-channel kits of 8GB (2x4GB) and 16GB (2x16GB). You'll also have two speeds to choose from, DDR3-1600MHz (9-9-9-24) and DDR3-1866 (10-10-10-30).
"Gamers want to arm their system with a performance edge, and Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMMs represent a new weapon of choice for laptops, mini ITX motherboards, and all-in-one systems," said Jeremy Mortenson, Ballistix product manager, Crucial. "Ballistix Sport SODIMMs offer faster speeds and lower latencies than standard SODIMM modules and enable the performance users come to expect from Crucial Ballistix memory."
Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMMs will be available in early July. No word yet on price.