Platform Memory Validation

Ecosystem partners, enabling the next memory technology

DDR4 SDRAM: What you can expect

With the latest memory standard, DDR4, developers and consumers will enjoy reduced power consumption and increased data rates over previous generation processors. The Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Intel® X99 chipset create the ultimate desktop PC platform for extreme gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators. The next generation of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family helps you face the IT challenges of today while preparing you for tomorrow’s data center innovations.

Intel's validation program: Objective

To verify SDRAM compliance to Intel specifications for and performance of supported DDR memory modules in Intel reference systems. The results of validation procedures provide a guideline for memory compatibility with Intel® processor integrated memory controllers.

This validation, performed by approved test labs on small samples of components and modules, is intended to demonstrate supplier design and manufacturing capability.

The validation process uses standardized procedures and methodologies documented in the Intel validation procedure for DDRx memory. This documented procedure is not intended to replace the normal product qualification process.

Enterprise validation results

Product  Segment
Product  Series
Formerly Known As
Memory Configuration
E7
  Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 series Westmere-EX DDR3 RDIMM tested at 800/978/1066 MT/s—1.35 V and 1.5 V
  Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v2 series Ivy Bridge-EX DDR3 LRDIMM 1600/1333/1066 MT/s—1.35 V and 1.5 V
      DDR3 RDIMM 1600/1333/1066 MT/s—1.35 V and 1.5 V
E5
  Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 series Haswell-EP DDR4 RDIMM tested at 2133/1866/1600 MT/s—1.2 V
      DDR4 LRDIMM tested at 2133/1600 MT/s—1.2 V
  Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 series Ivy Bridge EP DDR3 RDIMM tested at 1866/1600 MT/s—1.5 V and 1.35 V
      DDR3 LRDIMM tested at 1866/1600/1066 MT/s—1.5 V and 1.35 V
      DDR3 UDIMM ECC tested at 1866/1600/1333 MT/s—1.5 V and 1.35 V
  Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 series Sandy Bridge EP DDR3 RDIMM tested at 1600/1333/1066/800 MT/s—1.35 V and 1.5 V
      DDR3 LRDIMM tested at 1333/1066 MT/s—1.35 V and 1.5 V
      DDR3 UDIMM ECC tested at 1600 MT/s—1.5V
  Intel Xeon processor E5-5600 series Westmere-EP DDR3 RDIMM tested at 1066/1333 MT/s—1.5 V
      DDR3 RDIMM tested at 1066/1333 MT/s—1.35 V
      DDR3 UDIMM ECC tested at 800/1066/1333 MT/s—1.5 V 
      DDR3 UDIMM ECC tested at 1333 MT/s—1.35 V
E3
  Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 series Sandy Bridge DDR3 UDIMM ECC tested at 1333 MT/s—1.5 V
  Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 series Ivy Bridge DDR3 UDIMM ECC tested at 1600 MT/s—1.5 V
  Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 series Haswell DDR3 UDIMM ECC tested at 1600 MT/s—1.35 V
  Intel® Atom™ processor 1200 series Centerton DDR3L SoDIMM ECC tested at 1333—1.5 V
  Intel Atom processor C2000 series Avoton DDR3L SoDIMM ECC tested at 1600—1.35 V

High-end desktop

Product  Series
Formerly Known As
Memory Configuration
New high end Intel® Core™ i7-59XX/58XX processors Haswell-E DDR4 UDIMM tested at 2133MT/s—1.2 V
Intel Core i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processors Ivy Bridge-E DDR3 UDIMM Non-ECC tested at 1866 MT/s—1.5 V

Traditional client

Platform Product  Series
Formerly Known As
Memory Configuration
Desktop
Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processors Haswell DDR3 UDIMM Non-ECC tested at 1600MT/s—1.5 V
 Mobile Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i5 processors Haswell DDR3L SODIMM tested at 1600MT/s—1.35 V

Ultrabook™

Product  Series
Formerly Known As
Memory Configuration
Intel® Core™ i7 and Intel® Core™ i5 processors Ivy Bridge DDR3L reduced standby 1600 DRAM down
  Shark Bay LPDDR3 memory down tested at 1600 MT/s—1.20 V
    DDR3L/RS memory down tested at 1600 MT/s—1.35 V
    DDR3L SODIMM tested at 1600 MT/s—1.35 V

Tablet

Product  Series
Formerly Known As
Memory Configuration
Intel® Atom™ processor Bay Trail LPDDR3 tested at 1066 MT/s—1.2 V
    DDR3L reduced standby memory down tested at 1333MT/s—1.35 V