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Kingston Rolls Out HyperX RAM with Black PCB

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Kingston is releasing black versions of its existing memory kits.

Kingston is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its HyperX products by releasing a number of HyperX memory kits printed on a black PCB. On top of this, they will also pack black heatspreaders. Just when we were getting used to the blue heatsinks and green PCBs on Kingston's HyperX memory, eh?

Kingston will release two "black" memory kits. First is the ordinary HyperX modules. These will be no different from the previous blue modules we're used to, except that the PCB will be black along with a heatspreader that states that the colour of the modules themselves is black. These will come in single DIMM packages of either 4 GB or 8 GB, or dual-channel kits that go from 8 GB to 16 GB, with speeds of either 1333 MHz or 1600 MHz. The HyperX Beast modules, which make part of the Predator series, will come in dual and quad-channel kits with capacities that range from just 8 GB up to 64 GB, with speeds that go up to 2400 MHz. 

"Our customers and fans have asked us to come out with HyperX memory featuring black PCBs to better match their system designs," said Larry Yang, HyperX business manager, Kingston. "We are able to match good looks with high performance. The black on black combination allows for easy pairing with any color component on the market."

No word on pricing or availability.

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    Firion87 , March 27, 2013 2:42 AM
    What else to say than sexy! I'm always wondering why isn't tom's using these in the build contest? I'm using memory for ages from this company and none of them has gone ever wrong, but Adata and other stuff used in the build contest have gone wrong in the machines of some friends of mine.
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    belardo , March 27, 2013 2:47 AM
    Anyone make any pink memory sticks? that would be cool. With memory in black, its rather hard to see, no?
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    mmstick , March 27, 2013 3:41 AM
    belardoAnyone make any pink memory sticks? that would be cool. With memory in black, its rather hard to see, no?

    You aren't exactly supposed to be able to see RAM in the first place.
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    lassik , March 27, 2013 3:53 AM
    They could make them yellow with pink spots, they're still going to be under a heatspreader though.
    Pointless.
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    the great randini , March 27, 2013 5:20 AM
    wow those look pretty nice
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    christop , March 27, 2013 5:27 AM
    I like it!!
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    thecolorblue , March 27, 2013 6:05 AM
    Firion87What else to say than sexy! I'm always wondering why isn't tom's using these in the build contest?
    They look nice. What benefit is there to going above 1600 though?
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    Antimatter79 , March 27, 2013 6:42 AM
    Although it doesn't make any difference, I will always be partial to cool looking RAM. Maybe heat spreaders that change color with temperature so if you're overclocking it and you push to the limit, it would turn white hot. When it cools down, back to blue or black.
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    rebel1280 , March 27, 2013 6:59 AM
    thecolorblueThey look nice. What benefit is there to going above 1600 though?

    If your using an AMD Trinity processor, much benefit there is.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-bandwidth-scaling-trinity,3419.html
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    the1kingbob , March 27, 2013 7:54 AM
    I want some without he heat spreaders. The black boards look nice and the spreaders don't make a huge difference if you have good ventilation.
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    alidan , March 27, 2013 8:43 AM
    rebel1280If your using an AMD Trinity processor, much benefit there is. http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,3419.html


    nice
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    blazorthon , March 27, 2013 10:50 AM
    thecolorblueThey look nice. What benefit is there to going above 1600 though?


    It depends on the job. As rebel1280 pointed out, integrated graphics performance can be greatly affected by memory bandwidth.

    For CPU performance, there are several tasks that can benefit form faster memory too. For example, compression/decompression, rendering, AVX workloads, some types of folding, and more all benefit from faster memory to a degree.
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    audiophillia , March 27, 2013 11:27 AM
    The black makes it faster. so do my red neons.
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    Tuishimi , March 27, 2013 1:46 PM
    Looking forward to my next build, next year.
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    tim1935 , March 28, 2013 10:14 AM
    Once you try... nvm
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    twelve25 , March 28, 2013 3:01 PM
    HyperX black has been around for a while, so it might be hard to tell when ordering if you are getting just black spreaders, or black PCB, too.