While most users are satisfied with 4 GB or perhaps 8 GB of memory in their notebooks, some want just that little bit more. To appease those consumers, Apacer has come up with a new DDR SO-DIMM module that combines an 8 GB capacity with a 1600 MHz frequency. As the module only requires 1.35V, the performance has increased, while the power consumption has gone down. While the CAS latency of 11 is a little high for a DDR3-1600 module, it's unlikely to be of serious impact.
Apacer claims that this 8 GB DDR3-1600 module is about 11 percent more efficient than a traditional SO-DIMM module, which runs at 1.5V. The new module is meant for business use, including 'thin client' computers and embedded systems. The manufacturer has thoroughly tested the module to ensure it lives up to the highest standards. It's expected that, as prices decrease, the modules will also find their way to the consumer market.
Apacer launches efficient DDR3-1600 MHz SO-DIMM modules for the business market