Apacer Technology has announced the world’s first DDR3 desktop range that has full support for Intel’s Bearlake desktop chipset. This high-level DDR3 range delivers higher performance, lower energy consumption and has a greater capacity.
The new DDR3 desktop range from Apacer includes the DDR3 1066/1333MHz in 512MB and 1GB models. Not only that, the new range also includes the world’s first DDR3-1600MHz overclocking module which happens to be the fastest after Apacer’s DDR2-1200+ overclocking module.
Besides the usual offerings, what’s the difference between DDR2 and DDR3 modules, you may wonder? When compared to the DDR2, Apacer’s DDR3 desktop range delivers a whole new set of advantages.
First off, Apacer’s DDR3 modules are equipped with the 8-bit prefetch design delivering a computing speed of 800-1600MHz. The DDR2 on the other hand uses the 4-bit prefetch design and has a computing speed of 400-800MHz.
Secondly, the voltage of DDR3 is controlled at 1.5V, and this helps to save more energy, unlike the DDR2 which is controlled at 1.8V.
Thirdly, the ASR (automatic self-refresh) design is applied to the DDR3 to lower the die temperature by reducing the refreshing frequency without the need to sacrifice data transfer reliability.
Also, if you compare the DDR3-800, the DDR3-1066 and the DDR3-1333 with the DDR2-800, the average power consumption of the DDR3 modules has been reduced by 25%, 20% and 40%.
Apacer’s DDR3-1600MHz overclocking series comes contains 2 modules in a pack with 1GB (512MBx2) and 2GB (1GBx2) models. This range supports massive data processing needs including movie editing and very high-level games.