124a Exceleram Lowers The Bar With 8GB DDR3 Module Pricing

German memory maker Exceleram set a new standard for pricing of 8GB DDR3 memory modules. It is offering a new "no-frills" module for as low as US $49.99 a piece, and we're talking MSRP here.

German memory maker Exceleram set a new standard for pricing of 8GB DDR3 memory modules. It is offering a new "no-frills" module for as low as US $49.99 a piece, and we're talking MSRP here.

124a Exceleram Lowers The Bar With 8GB DDR3 Module Pricing

Called the Exceleram E30200A (pictured above), the module offers 8GB of density at DDR3-1333 MHz (PC3-10700) speeds, with CAS latency of 9T, needing a module voltage of 1.5 volts. It looks pretty lean, with no heatspreaders or fancy PCB color. The price of US $49.99 per module Exceleram is asking for, is particularly interesting, because most 8GB DDR3 modules start at nearly double that price. So, setting up 16 GB of total memory using two of these modules will be significantly cheaper, at just a notch under 100 bucks. You can max out your Sandy Bridge rig's capacity (32 GB) at under $199.

Sure, one can't expect this module to provide too much of headroom to tweak its performnce, but even for a DDR3-1333 stable 8GB module at its price, the Exceleram E30200A has done enough to get everyone's attention. Now if only Exceleram works on its availability a bit, and braces itself for the flood of orders that's coming its way!