LPCAMM2 RAM Modules Is Officially Here, With Laptops To Match

Low Boon Shen
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LPCAMM2 RAM Modules Is Officially Here, With Laptops To Match

LPCAMM2 RAM Modules Is Officially Here, With Laptops To Match

LPCAMM2 RAM Modules Is Officially Here, With Laptops To Match 4

LPCAMM2 RAM Modules Is Officially Here, With Laptops To Match 4

Modern-day ultrathin laptops all have a common problem in upgradability: they can’t be upgraded with more RAM capacity. Stringent space constraints meant large SO-DIMM modules simply couldn’t fit without significantly taking away motherboard space or increasing thickness, so laptops of this class have gone the way of soldered modules for many years now.

Even taking away the equation of size constraints, SO-DIMM modules simply eat more power – not something you want on a laptop expected to last more than several hours. A bigger module means a longer path for the signals to communicate between the CPU and the modules, which translates to higher power usage (and lower speeds). This is also why you can see soldered modules situated very close to the processor.

However, that changed with the Compression Attached Memory Module, or CAMM for short, when it was introduced by Dell in early 2023. The standard has since been adopted by JEDEC, and further developed into an even smaller module in the form of LPCAMM2 – and we’ve seen DRAM manufacturers like Micron, Samsung, and ADATA already preparing their offerings to launch this year. Micron is the first to release its new LPCAMM2 modules today (via its Crucial sub-brand), alongside the new Lenovo ThinkPad P1 (Gen 7) featuring compatible memory slots.

LPCAMM2 RAM Modules Is Officially Here, With Laptops To Match
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