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[Amazon.ca] HyperX Impact 32GB (16GBx2) 2666MHz DDR4 CL15 SODIMMs - $167.90 ($83.95 each 16GB)

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[Amazon.ca] HyperX Impact 32GB (16GBx2) 2666MHz DDR4 CL15 SODIMMs - $167.90 ($83.95 each 16GB)

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Edit: Amazon now has the single 16GB SODIMM on sale for $83.95 so $167.90 for a 32GB "kit".
https://www.amazon.ca/HyperX-Impact-266 ... B01N7K4DV4

Amazon is now direct selling the excellent Kingston Technology HyperX Impact 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 CL15 260-Pin SODIMM for $83.95 with free shipping. That's $167.90 for a dual channel pair. This price is the lowest it's been on Amazon.ca to date and beats the actual 32GB kit by $12.19 and is the lowest price for this dual channel pair I've seen.

This is an excellent upgrade for those Intel i5 and i7 laptops that have been purchased over the BF/CM weeks as it has very low latency at CL15. For those looking at more than 16GB of total system memory for virtual machine use, smooth Chrome use with many tabs, etc this 32GB upgrade provides a good pair of SODIMMs for the job. If you are strictly gaming and business use I'd recommend sticking to a 16GB kit (8GBx2) as that is more than enough in those scenarios.
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Is it a deal? I thought 16GBx2 should be around $120 or something? I don't know much about this.
I need 16GBx2 Ram for Lenovo Legion y540 that arrived this black Friday.
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Yes, its a good deal. No, it's not an amazing deal. You can't put all ram together and say "shouldn't it cost xxx dollars" as they're too varied in performance and spec to group them like that. With fast timings of CL15 at 2666MHz this is a very good price for 32GB of SODIMM, hence it never being lower than $180.09 on Amazon.ca. You can find 16GBx2 SODIMM kits with CL19 at 2666MHz for $150ish on sale but its slower.
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shawn8888 wrote: How about this:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2666 (PC4 21300) Laptop Memory Model F4-2666C19D-32GRS
https://www.newegg.ca/g-skill-32gb-260- ... 6820232832

I know it's cas 19 vs 15, but is the $40+ price difference worth it?
Depends on use case. At these capacities I'd opt for CL15 as your use case is probably more intense than standard business use / gaming. I wouldn't buy CL19 under any circumstances really but for a 8GBx2 kit for mainstream use a CL17 kit would be fine and the price difference with a CL19 kit is minimal. We're only talking Intel platforms here as Ryzen is different.
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Elrondolio wrote: Amazon third party seller Mike's Computer Shop is selling the excellent Kingston Technology HyperX Impact 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 CL15 260-Pin SODIMM kit (HX426S15IB2K2/32) for $180.09 with free shipping.
If anyone has these can you please take a photo of the actual chips on the SODIMM for me? Inferring from what's on the Amazon photo it is Hynix H5AN4G8NMFR. However, Hynix H5AN4G8NMFR is CL 19. Reference: https://www.datasheets360.com/pdf/-1317008792929778794.
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Elrondolio wrote: Depends on use case. At these capacities I'd opt for CL15 as your use case is probably more intense than standard business use / gaming. I wouldn't buy CL19 under any circumstances really but for a 8GBx2 kit for mainstream use a CL17 kit would be fine and the price difference with a CL19 kit is minimal. We're only talking Intel platforms here as Ryzen is different.
If it's Ryzen 5, do CL matter less?
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Elrondolio wrote: Depends on use case. At these capacities I'd opt for CL15 as your use case is probably more intense than standard business use / gaming. I wouldn't buy CL19 under any circumstances really but for a 8GBx2 kit for mainstream use a CL17 kit would be fine and the price difference with a CL19 kit is minimal. We're only talking Intel platforms here as Ryzen is different.
Thanks for your reply!
My laptop will be a DELL Precision 7530, i7 CPU and the extra RAM will be used for things like VM, web browser, etc. I think I will go with CL15.
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Honger wrote: If it's Ryzen 5, do CL matter less?
With Ryzen MHz matters more and thus latency matters less but both are important (it is expensive to get great latency with high speed but can be worth it).
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Be careful XPS 15 9570 wont boot with DDR 2666 faster than CL17
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ericw wrote: Be careful XPS 15 9570 wont boot with DDR 2666 faster than CL17
Why? It should just run at CL17 if the BIOS is locked to that timing. I don't own one and never have.
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Elrondolio wrote: With Ryzen MHz matters more and thus latency matters less but both are important (it is expensive to get great latency with high speed but can be worth it).
I saw some gameplays on youtube and it seems that there isn't much FPS difference for CL 14 vs CL 16. My machine is Lenovo Legion Y540 Core i7, 8GB Ram, RTX 2060. What do you suggest for all purpose use? I can anticipate that I will be playing games less than an hour everyday and mostly action, shooting types but I will mostly use for everyday use, work software etc.
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Elrondolio wrote: Why? It should just run at CL17 if the BIOS is locked to that timing. I don't own one and never have.
There is a long tread on reddit on that. Compatibility problem
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Hsharpreet wrote: I saw some gameplays on youtube and it seems that there isn't much FPS difference for CL 14 vs CL 16. My machine is Lenovo Legion Y540 Core i7, 8GB Ram, RTX 2060. What do you suggest for all purpose use? I can anticipate that I will be playing games less than an hour everyday and mostly action, shooting types but I will mostly use for everyday use, work software etc.
For gaming and general purpose use up to CL17 really is fine on Intel, specially with SODIMMs on a laptop. On a PC it can make more sense to get lower latency and use XMP profiles and custom roll to push them a bit harder, specially when overclocking, but laptops are usually locked down (the Y540 is). I wouldn't put CL19 in anything @ 2666MHz, personally, but CL17 is fine.

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