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You know I am curious. With so many ITX motherboards out there right now how come no one is using SODIMMS for the higher end ITX boards to get room for better board layouts?
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Originally Posted by Mopar63 View Post

You know I am curious. With so many ITX motherboards out there right now how come no one is using SODIMMS for the higher end ITX boards to get room for better board layouts?

I saw a picture of an ASRock Z87-ITX <--(with no E) where it was using 2 SODIMMS, but never heard of it since :/

edit: typo

edit2: found it! biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by Black5Lion - 6/23/13 at 3:52pm
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Dunno. Seen a quite a few of SODIMM m-ITX motherboards, but they never really took off. It'd make more sense to have SODIMM slots to save real estate, but there might not be enough interest in them.
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I was curious if they where slower or had some kind of strange performance or compatibility hit. I know they cost more but not enough to not make use of them.
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I think there's just not enough choice. If I check my local hardware vendor, there are only 10% sodimms compared to normal ram, and only 1 product with frequency higher than 1600MHz. So for high-end motherboard there's nothing appealing to buy.
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full size ddr3 fits, so why use the smaller one?
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full size ddr3 fits, so why use the smaller one?

By using the smaller SODIMM they would have more room for better motherboard layouts.
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People don't want to buy new DIMMS. That's the reason.
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