Adata 8GB DDR3 1600MHz DIMMs announced

adata 8gb sodimm Adata 8GB DDR3 1600MHz DIMMs announced

With memory pricing remaining at record low levels there's no wonder that the memory manufacturers are trying to convince its customers to buy higher capacity modules, although even those are appearing to be moving towards more affordable price points. Adata has a pair of new 8GB modules in its Premier series which despite the name is Adata's more basic memory modules and as such carries an affordable price tag.

With memory pricing remaining at record low levels there's no wonder that the memory manufacturers are trying to convince its customers to buy higher capacity modules, although even those are appearing to be moving towards more affordable price points. Adata has a pair of new 8GB modules in its Premier series which despite the name is Adata's more basic memory modules and as such carries an affordable price tag.

adata 8gb dimm Adata 8GB DDR3 1600MHz DIMMs announced

The significant thing here though is the fact that the modules are operating at 1600MHz, whereas most 8GB modules to date have only been clocked at 1333MHz, albeit with fairly slow latencies of 11. This seems to be a move from Adata's side to be ready for Ivy Brige which will support higher memory clocks than Sandy Bridge across the board, at least as far as the initial Core i5 and Core i7 processors are concerned.

adata 8gb sodimm Adata 8GB DDR3 1600MHz DIMMs announced

The fact that Adata has managed to put together an 8GB SO-DIMM at 1600MHz – which would work with a few Sandy Bridge quad core mobile CPUs – further suggests that this is a move towards having large capacity modules ready for the Ivy Bridge launch in just over two months' time. Both modules are operating at 1.5V and we'd really have liked to have seen a 1.35V SO-DIMM here. No word on pricing or availability, but we'd expect these modules to start trickling out into the channel over the next few weeks.

Source: Adata

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