New Low-Power DDR3 JEDEC Standard Released

"The JEDEC has published a new DDR3 memory standard to encourage more energy-efficient products."

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Power-saving features are becoming more and more prevalent in the computer scene, even with seemingly small things such as RAM.  We ourselves have a couple of reviews for low-voltage kits.  Now it seems we may soon be seeing more of such kits in the future.

The JEDEC organization has just published a new standard for low-power DDR3 memory.  Bearing the inspired name of DDR3L (for "DDR3 Low-Voltage"), this addendum to the previous standard brings the voltage down from 1.5v to 1.35v for certified devices.  This results in a 15% or more increase in efficiency under load conditions.

"The JEDEC DDR3L standard defines an energy-efficient solution that benefits the environment, manufacturers and end users," said Robert Feurle, Vice President DRAM Marketing, Micron Technology. "Device power consumption is a critical focus for our customers, and Micron is pleased to support the development of the DDR3L standard as a means to enable a reduction in power usage without impacting performance."

"The benefits of using JEDEC DDR3L in the server market are immediately apparent," added Joe Macri, Corporate Vice President, Chief Technology Officer Client Division, AMD.  "The possibility of reduced power consumption and lowered cooling demands with no loss in performance can have a far-reaching, positive impact - especially as the industry strives to meet ever more challenging environmental requirements."




As previously mentioned, there are already a few kits rated at the new voltage specification.  The JEDEC expects new products to become widely available in the coming days.

"Samsung strongly supports publication of the DDR3L specification,” said Jim Elliott, vice president, marketing and product planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. “We anticipate rapid adoption of this standard in the marketplace, which will add considerably to the movement for greener components, something we’ve been aggressively supporting for our power-conscious customers."

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12-07-2010, 08:21:43

really thinking of buying this monitor for uni, can use it for a pc monitor, can plug my mac mini in for htpc, an xbox in to hdmi and a digital tuner in the component
where do you suggest buying from?

12-07-2010, 08:34:05

silenthill are selling it for £262.99 check it out

12-07-2010, 09:30:55

Price and a link to the product is at the top of each page - CCL have it in stock fella.

12-07-2010, 10:58:16

oh THATS where the price is! looked through each page to find it

i'm not sure about ccl, had a bad experience with them the first time round

12-07-2010, 11:35:07

Just wondering how much power this monitor consumes, couldn’t find it in the review.

12-07-2010, 14:14:23

I really like Scan. As much as I wanted to hate them for the mess up they made with my Lanparty* I can't. Through and through their customer service is excellent.

*Had a DOA brand new Lanparty Dark, sent it back and they didn't realise mine was new and sent me some old crusty refurbished one. Mind you, they did fix that (RMA again) but I had to end up ordering the Crosshair 2 and getting a cash refund cos their RMA can be slow.

12-07-2010, 16:17:27

you will always have problems with most retailers these days the problem is not with the company it is with the staff nobody cares anymore it's just a job with minimal wage if they loss it they will find something ells for the same low wage.

12-07-2010, 16:38:03

Scan's staff were great. I mean yeah, some one made a mistake in the RMA dept but not once did I have to pay a penny in shipping.

Annoyingly I didn't know that the Crosshair 2's bios logo app kills boards, so that had to go back too. I tell you man, with computers when it rains it bloody pours :D

12-07-2010, 16:48:56

I totally agree if something goes wrong with the system the rest of the components join in and make your day really miserable

12-07-2010, 16:50:08

ill +1 on scans RMA being great i got a neo vortexx but when it got here it was all busted up they picked it up the next day took it back seen it was busted and gave me a refund strait off

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