Most often SODIMM, memories for notebooks, follow JEDEC standards like slaves with pretty loose timings. Corsair has expanded the Vengeance series with SODIMM models, which are not as aggressively clocked as the desktop versions, but they still stand out.
Corsair’s Vengeance DDR3 memories have received mixed reviews among end users since many haven’t been able to run the promised specifications. Either way, Corsair has launched a series under the same name as for desktops, and we hope they work better here. Corsair will be selling the new Vengeance SODIMM in three flavors of the DDR3 SODIMM standard. They do not follow JEDEC standards, but are still pretty affordable – something that is not common among SODIMM memories.
|2 x 4 GB||1 866 MHz, 10-10-10-27, 1.5V||CMSX8GX3M2A1866C10|
|2 x 4 GB||1 600 MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V||CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9|
|1 x 4 GB||1 600 MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V||CMSX8GX3M1A1600C9|
Corsair’s 8 GB kit that consists of two modules at 4 GB each are set to operate at 1866 MHz at 1.5V and timings at 10-10-10-27. It also has an 8 GB kit with two modules, and one 4 GB kit with a single module at 1600 MHz at 1.5V and timings at 9-9-9-24, which is well below standard. Prices are according to Fudzilla about 20 and 40 euro for the 1 600 MHz kits, while the 1866 MHz kit costs almost twice that, 79 euro.
Corsair’s new Vengeance SODIMM modules will start shipping to distributors today, and should be in stores soon.