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SanMax showcases DDR5 RAM modules for notebooks and mini PCs

The first DDR5 laptop modules from SanMax may see availability this November. (Image Source: GDM)
The first DDR5 laptop modules from SanMax may see availability this November. (Image Source: GDM)
SanMax appears to be the first RAM producer to ready DDR5 modules for laptops and mini PCs. Unfortunately, these feature the default DDR5-4800 specs with CL 40 latencies, which is what most out-of-the-box laptop configurations will feature, so not exactly upgrade material. However, these modules can be used to build mini PC rigs.

DDR5 support is coming to desktop PCs this fall with the launch of Intel’s Alder Lake-S processors in late October, and we have seen quite a few RAM module producers announcing DDR5 SO-DIMMs boasting various record-breaking speeds way ahead of time. But what about laptop modules? SanMax Technologies from Japan looks to be the only module maker that started mass production for laptop DDR5 modules, yet these come with the default minimum specs, so not really great for upgrading an out-of-the-box Alder Lake laptop configuration. Hopefully, we get to see some of those faster specs ported to laptop modules by established brands soon.

SanMax recently showcased its first DDR5 modules at the PC SHOP ARC expo in Japan. The company demonstrated desktop, as well as notebook DDR5 modules with capacities ranging between 8 GB and 32 GB. Now, the desktop modules are a little longer, with 288 pins, while the laptop ones only have 262 pins and are taller. A smaller form-factor allows such modules to also be added to mini PC builds. These modules feature DDR5-4800 specs with CL40 latencies and an operating voltage of 1.1V, plus they include Micron memory chips and power management integrated circuitry.

There is no info regarding pricing for now, but SanMax is expected to start selling the notebook modules in early November.

 

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8 GB DDR5 module for desktops (Image Source: GDM)
8 GB DDR5 module for desktops (Image Source: GDM)
8 GB / 32 GB modules for laptops and mini PCs (Image Source: GDM)
8 GB / 32 GB modules for laptops and mini PCs (Image Source: GDM)
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Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1753 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2021-10- 1 (Update: 2021-10- 1)