by Anton Shilov
12/02/2009 | 02:34 PM
Crucial, a division of Micron and a leading supplier of memory modules, this week announced 4GB modules aimed at workstation computers and performance enthusiasts. Potentially, the new modules will enable desktops with 16GB or even 24GB of random access memory.
"Computer technology is constantly evolving, so we are committed to developing and offering a wide variety of Crucial memory products for both PC and Mac system users. Our new Crucial 4GB DDR3, high-density modules speak to this commitment; these products enable users to take advantage of newer 64-bit operating systems, as well as the latest generation of Intel and AMD processors," said Jim Jardine, Lexar Media’s senior worldwide product manager.
Crucial’s new non-ECC unbuffered DIMMs can function at 1333MHz with CL9 latency setting and 1.5V voltage setting. The manufacturer positions its memory modules for dual-channel memory sub-systems in order to provide 8GB or 16GB of system memory; however, they can well operate in triple-channel memory sub-systems and enable 12GB or even 24GB of RAM.
The price per module is hardly low: $299 per unit in Crucial’s own online store, which means that those, who want to have extreme amount of system memory – 24GB – will have to pay around $1400.