With low power hard drives from several manufacturers (who would have thought that 5400 RPM drives would ever be big again?), video cards being brought to market that show good performance and don’t need auxiliary power, and CPUs doing more with less each day, it was only a matter of time before performance memory showed up that would be much more efficient and use lower than standard voltages.
G Skill, the only manufacturer of memory that has never given me a problem, is now bringing out an ECO line of DDR3 memory kits that use standard or better timings and yet run at low voltage and therefore emit less heat.
Specifics come from Tech Connect –
G.Skill has now revealed the first products in its new ECO memory line, six dual channel memory kits for Intel Lynnfield-based systems (AM3 PCs should work great with these too). Coming only in 2 x 2GB configurations, the ECO kits feature modules that operate at 1.35V – less compared to other Lynnfield kits (1.65V) and JEDEC-standard DDR3 memory (1.5V), and produce 16% lower temperatures.
The ECO kits are set to become available ‘soon’ and feature the following specs:
– 4GB (2GB x 2) PC3-10600 | 1333 MHz | 9-9-9-24 (latencies) | 1.35V
– 4GB (2GB x 2) PC3-10600 | 1333 MHz | 8-8-8-24 | 1.35V
– 4GB (2GB x 2) PC3-10600 | 1333 MHz | 7-7-7-21 | 1.35V
– 4GB (2GB x 2) PC3-12800 | 1600 MHz | 9-9-9-24 | 1.35V
– 4GB (2GB x 2) PC3-12800 | 1600 MHz | 8-8-8-24 | 1.35V
– 4GB (2GB x 2) PC3-12800 | 1600 MHz | 7-8-7-24 | 1.35V
When you give up no performance, it’s easy to use something that saves energy. A lower energy bill is something everyone can enjoy, along with great performance and reliability.