by Anton Shilov
04/10/2009 | 08:14 AM
There are ultra-fast Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile microprocessors with four processing engines, there are ultra-fast solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, but there are no advanced memory modules for mobile computers. But soon this will change as OCZ Technology Group has unleashed SO-DIMMs with extreme memory profiles (XMP).
“XMP is for performance what 3D is for games, and the introduction of the profiles allows on-the-go enthusiasts to make the most of their Intel mobile platforms,” said Michael Schuette, vice president of technology development at OCZ Technology.
OCZ’s premium XMP-ready SO-DIMM memory will be available as OCZ DDR3 PC3-8500 4GB kits or single 2GB modules and are configured to run 1066MHz at CL6 6-6-16 latencies and 1.6V power supply that will immediately boot at the rated specs on any Intel Core 2 Extreme and Centrino 2 system.
“As a result for our involvement with Intel from the very beginning of the mobile XMP concept, today we are releasing 2GB high performance SODIMMs designed as a no-compromise solution to complement Intel’s mobile computing platform for the ultimate user experience,” Mr. Schuette added.
While the new modules from OCZ seem innovative and are the industry’s only XMP devices for notebooks, there hardly will be a lot of consumers wishing to boost memory speed of their notebooks. Still, those, who use gaming-oriented notebooks may be interested in acquiring new memory modules to further close the gap between the desktop replacement (DTR) notebooks and desktops. It should be noted that OCZ is a well-known supplier of DTR laptops as well as do-it-yourself mobile computers, which means that the company does have customers for rather exotic memory modules.
Each OCZ XMP SODIMM memory module is backed by OCZ lifetime warranty and technical support. Pricing of the modules was not announced.