Kingston has announced new HyperX dual-channel DDR3 memory kits, specially designed for Intel's Ivy Bridge platform. The kits will be available in 8 GB and 16 GB capacities, consisting of two modules each. Kingston lets users choose between 1600, 2133 and 2400 MHz speeds, with an 8 GB kit (2x4) clocked at 2666 MHz in the works. The slowest 1600 MHz modules have a CL10 CAS latency, the other modules are all CL11.
Kingston claims that Ivy Bridge-based systems benefit from faster memory, especially when overclocked. It's become clear that the memory controller on Intel's latest 22nm chips is much more capable of handling fast memory than the last-generation 32nm 'Sandy Bridge' chips were. This means that overclockers are more likely to be limited by the RAM instead.
The new HyperX modules feature Kingston's familiar colour scheme of a green PCB with light blue heatspreaders. The modules have support for Intel's XMP profiles, allowing novice overclockers to choose a number of different combinations of frequencies and latencies that are tested for stability. The new 8 GB and 16 GB dual-channel DDR3 kits are backed by a lifetime warranty. The following models are available:
|Model number||Capacity||Clock frequency||Latency||Voltage||Recommended price|
|KHX26C11T1K2/8X||8 GB||2666 MHz||CL11||1,65V||n/a|
|KHX24C11T1K2/8X||8 GB||2400 MHz||$89.99 (£58)|
|KHX21C11T1K2/16X||16 GB||2133MHz||1,6V||$219.99 (£143)|
|KHX21C11T1K2/8X||8 GB||$74.99 (£49)|
|KHX16C10T1K2/16X||16 GB||1600 MHz||CL10||1,5V||$129.99 (£85)|
New 8 and 16 GB dual-channel DDR3 kits by Kingston (source: Techpowerup)