Dell Precision 7670 Laptop with Compression Attached (DDR5) Memory Module –

Dell innovation or vendor lock?

The Dell Compression Attached Memory Module (CAMM) is a new form factor for DDR5 memory.

The upcoming Dell Precision 7670 laptop will feature at least four new technologies. Starting with Intel 12. Gen Core “Age Lake-HX” series, desktop class 55W processors for mobile workstations, Intel Arc PRO discrete GPUs, CAMM and DGFF. The last two are form factors allegedly designed internally by Dell engineers for memory and discrete graphics.

Dell Precision 7670 CAMM, Source: @ Emerald_x86

This is actually a follow up on our yesterday’s story about Dell Precision laptops. The Emerald_x86 Leaker provided more information about the devices, such as the fact that they come with 16:10 4K OLED display. More importantly, though, they come with Intel’s new Alder Lake-HX processor series, formerly listed as the “Muscle segment”. These are based on desktop silicon, with up to 16 cores.

Dell Precision 7670 Specifications, Source: @ Emerald_x86

Furthermore, the specifications mention CAMM, which is Dell’s memory module form factor for DDR5 4800 MHz sets. Judging from the picture above, a single CAMM module would replace two SODIMM modules. This would undoubtedly save space for other components, but would prevent customers from choosing an established DDR5 standard and likely lock customers into components solely from Dell.

Source: @ Emerald_x86