by Anton Shilov
10/13/2010 | 04:42 PM
Super Talent, a popular supplier of premium memory and flash-based components has introduces what may be the most advanced memory module for notebooks to date. The novelty not only boasts with 1600MHz clock-speed, but also comes in 4GB capacity, a previously unseen combination.
Traditionally notebooks have been hardly upgradeable as notebook makers required specially validated components and so on. In addition, consumers used to utilize notebooks for simplistic tasks due to lack of high performance as well as battery life. However, in the recent years notebooks started to replace desktops in many areas and demand for higher performance quickly increased. As a result, not only chipmaker Intel Corp. has introduced mobile processors that could be overclocked by either manufacturers or end-users, but also makers of advanced hard disk drives, solid-state drives and memory modules started to supply aftermarket components to boost performance of notebooks.
While several manufactures are shipping DDR3 SO-DIMMs (small outline dual in-line memory modules), used notebooks, supporting clock speeds of 1333MHz, Super Talent's has managed to produce a DDR3 SO-DIMM capable of over-clocking to 1600MHz clock-speed. It is noteworthy that previously Super Talent only supplied DDR3 4GB SO-DIMMs with 1066MHz (PC3-8500) clock-speed, which shows that the new product is a significant milestone for the SuperTalent company itself.
Considering that no mobile platform at present supports PC3-12800 memory officially, actual notebook to feature the new module needs to "know" hot to work at settings beyond standard. The new 4GB DDR3 SO-DIMM was tested conducted in a 17-inch HP Envy 17-1011NR mobile workstation.