With the movement to second or even third systems in the home (primarily den and living room) for the purpose of entertainment and some retro gaming – SFF (Small Form Factor) has gained a bit of ground. Thin cases of less than 4 inches and mini/thin mini ITX (the thin mini ITX generally uses SODIMM) make great rack mount components to go along side your Receiver, DVD/Blu-Ray player and CD Changer. Having the lowest profile memory in these systems allows unhampered airflow and more space for wiring.
Crucial has provided the Ballistix Sport VLP for testing and evaluation. This memory is about as low as you can go and it is at the speed sweet spot of 1600 with latencies 9-9-9 and a cycle time of 24 running on 1.35v. These specs make it near the top for 1.35v memory and the very low profile makes one wonder why other companies have to use such large heat spreaders with their 1.35v memory.
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