Lexar Releases Inexpensive Crucial DDR3 Memory Kits

Lexar has announced the availability of its new Crucial DDR3 triple-channel memory kits for the Intel Core i7 platform.

Lexar Media launched its new Crucial DDR3 triple-channel memory kits on Tuesday, available in 3 GB, 6 GB and 12 GB sizes. Although a little late to the scene, with prices starting at just $85.99, the new Crucial DDR3 memory kits make for very competitive offerings. Unlike many other DDR3 memory modules though, the new Crucial DDR3 kits lack a heat spreader and do not offer much in the way of eye-candy.

Starting with the most expensive of the new Crucial DDR3 memory kits we have the server-class 12 GB kit (4 GB x 3), priced at a whopping $1149.99. The memory has a speed of 1066 MHz (PC3-8500), a CAS Latency (CL) of 7 and is of the registered, ECC variety. The memory has a rated voltage of 1.5 V, which is standard for DDR3 memory. It should be noted that a memory voltage setting higher than 1.65 V is not recommended for use with the Intel Core i7 platform.

Next up we have five different new Crucial 6 GB kits (2 GB x 3), offered in speeds of both 1066 MHz (PC3-8500) and 1333 MHz (PC-10600). The 1066 MHz versions have a CL of 7 and a price tag of $179.00 (non-ECC), $358.99 (ECC) or $568.99 (registered, ECC) each. The 1333 MHz versions have a CL of 9 and cost $209.99 (non-ECC) or $418.99 (ECC) each. Voltages are rated at 1.5 V.

Last up we have five different new Crucial 3 GB kits (1 GB x 3), also offered in speeds of both 1066 MHz (PC3-8500) and 1333 MHz (PC-10600). The 1066 MHz versions have a CL of 7 and a price tag of $85.99 (non-ECC), $178.99 (ECC) or $298.99 (registered, ECC) each. The 1333 MHz versions have a CL of 9 and cost $105.00 (non-ECC) or $208.99 (ECC) each. Voltages are also rated at 1.5 V.

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  • neiroatopelcc
    Not the fastest memory around, and probably not an enthusiast favorite. But I suppose for upgrading prebuild mashines, or buying new prebuilt mashines it's a good thing. Dell, hp etc. don't really offer running memory at high speeds anyway.
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  • Shadow703793
    3GB for only $85. Not bad, esp. considering most still run on 32bot Vista/XP.
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  • JonnyDough
    With moderately high DDR3 ram pricing right now, I'd go for it if I was building an i7 machine. The difference is not that noticeable between DDR3 memory speeds yet, and today's computers are generally fast enough for home use. If you're building a Core i7 instead of taking advantage of cheap Core 2 Duos, you likely plan to upgrade components later on or you don't game. If you plan on upgrading, why bother buying super costly ram and overclocking if it's only temporary? If OCing is pure hobby for you, then you'll splurge anyway and won't want this. But if you plan to upgrade, why not wait until faster speed DDR3 prices are lower? This is a fantastic grab for cash savvy people wanting to get their hands on an x58 mobo for use with a better processor later on. You can always dump this ram into that "slow" Core 2 Duo HTPC later on when your DDR2 mobo dies.
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