Crucial has revolutionised the memory market with their new LPCAMM2 modules

The mobile memory market is changing, and Crucial/Micron are leading the charge

The laptop memory market is changing. The SODIMM module standard is quickly being replaced by LPCAMM2, and Crucial are leading the charge with the release of their first LPCAMM2 LPDDR5X memory modules.

By consuming up to 58% less active power and taking up 64% less space than standard DDR5 SODIMM modules, LPDDR5X LPCAMM2 memory modules promise users both spatial and power efficiency gains. This enables the creation or more power-efficient laptops and mobile devices with memory upgrade options. Previously, LPDDR5X memory was only available when pre-soldered onto laptop motherboards, making memory upgrades almost impossible for typical PC users.

By using LPDDR5X memory, Crucial can offer users speeds of 7500 MT/s. That’s 1.3x faster than laptop DDR5 SODIMMs. This gives Crucial’s LPCAMM2 modules speed, power efficiency, and size benefits when compared to DDR5 SODIMMs. That’s a win-win-win situation for the laptop market.

Crucial have launched LPDDR5X 7500 LPCAMM2 modules with 32GB and 64GB memory capacities. These memory modules are now available to purchase from Crucial’s website for £167.99 and £316.79 respectively.

Personally, I would love to see this memory type on future Steam Deck or ROG Ally style devices as well as future laptops. The ability to install more/faster memory on mobile gaming devices like the ROG Ally or Steam Deck could have a massive impact on their gaming potential. This is especially true as games become more complex and memory intensive.

You can join the discussion on Micron and Crucial releasing their first LPCAMM2 memory modules on the OC3D Forums.

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