With the way that current generation motherboards squeeze the DIMM slots in close to the CPU socket and with the enourmous size of high end coolers, low profile DIMMs are not just for SFF PCs anymore. Samsung’s new Green VLP kit is not only incredibly low profile it is also versatile and intended to run at a variety of speeds from 1600MHz @ 11-11-11-28 with 1.5v of power to 800MHz @ 6-6-6-18 pulling 1.35v. Overclock3D’s testing did reveal one small problem with these DIMMs; by focusing on lower power and lower profile first they did sacrifice performance. On the other hand if you are in such tight confines that only these DIMMs will fit, slow RAM beats no RAM every time.
"With their own RAM sticks Samsung have redefined what we consider Low Profile to be. Does the performance match up?"
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