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Kingston Announces HyperX Beast DDR3 Memory

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Kingston has released a new version of its HyperX memory. The "Beast" is an addition to the "Predator" series and is designed to attract interest from those who are looking for a unique appearance as well as high capacities.

The memory is available in 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB capacities in kits of two, four and eight modules. Clock speeds range from 1600 MHz to 2400 MHz.

Kingston said that "with its eye-catching aggressive heatspreader design, HyperX Beast is aimed at hardcore gamers, PC modders, content creators and overclockers who want high-performing hardware in an innovative design."

"We use the best performance-yielding components to build memory that is capable of achieving high speeds" said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager atKingston. "The name Beast speaks for itself. The modules exemplify high-performance memory with the highest capacities available on the market today and an awesome design that will look great in your system."

The following specifications are available:

- KHX16C9T3K2/8X - 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM (kit of 2) Beast series XMP
- KHX16C9T3K2/16X - 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM (kit of 2) Beast series XMP
- KHX16C9T3K4/16X - 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM (kit of 4) Beast series XMP
- KHX16C9T3K4/32X - 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM (kit of 4) Beast series XMP
- KHX18C9T3K2/8X - 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM (kit of 2) Beast series XMP
- KHX18C10T3K2/16X - 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM (kit of 2) Beast series XMP
- KHX18C9T3K4/16X - 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL9 DIMM (kit of 4) Beast series XMP
- KHX18C10T3K4/32X - 32GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM (kit of 4) Beast series XMP
- KHX18C10T3K8/64X - 64GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM (kit of 8) Beast series XMP
- KHX21C11T3K2/8X - 8GB 2133MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM (kit of 2) Beast series XMP
- KHX21C11T3K2/16X - 16GB 2133MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM (kit of 2) Beast series XMP
- KHX21C11T3K4/32X - 32GB 2133MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM (kit of 4) Beast series XMP
- KHX21C11T3FK8/64X - 64GB 2133MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM (kit of 8) Beast series XMP
- KHX24C11T3K2/8X - 8GB 2400MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM (kit of 2) Beast series XMP
- KHX24C11T3K2/16X - 16GB 2400MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM (kit of 2) Beast series XMP
- KHX24C11T3K4/16X - 16GB 2400MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM (kit of 4) Beast series XMP
- KHX24C11T3K4/32X - 32GB 2400MHz DDR3 CL11 DIMM (kit of 4) Beast series XMP

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    H8ff0000 , November 17, 2012 12:32 AM
    moussengIs $35 too much for 8GB of low-voltage DDR3-1600 with heatspreaders...?

    Agreed. You kinda have to be a cheapskate to think RAM is expensive right now.
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    mousseng , November 17, 2012 12:25 AM
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    I'm looking forward to the day where RAM comes with heatsinks without busting the wallet...

    Is $35 too much for 8GB of low-voltage DDR3-1600 with heatspreaders...?
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    A Bad Day , November 17, 2012 12:17 AM
    There's no major reasons to get such high speed DDR3 with heatsinks, unless if you're using an APU or some other memory-bandwidth intensive software. But APUs are budget chips, and pairing it with high priced RAM makes little sense compared to a budget CPU with a mid-range GPU.

    I'm looking forward to the day where RAM comes with heatsinks without busting the wallet...
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    Potato13 , November 17, 2012 12:20 AM
    If the 2400 mhz ram is cheap, it will be great for APU users :p  I hope it's cheap.
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    mousseng , November 17, 2012 12:25 AM
    Quote:
    I'm looking forward to the day where RAM comes with heatsinks without busting the wallet...

    Is $35 too much for 8GB of low-voltage DDR3-1600 with heatspreaders...?
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    dr1337 , November 17, 2012 12:32 AM
    Beast?? looks like regular old ram..... with an overly sized heat sink.
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    H8ff0000 , November 17, 2012 12:32 AM
    moussengIs $35 too much for 8GB of low-voltage DDR3-1600 with heatspreaders...?

    Agreed. You kinda have to be a cheapskate to think RAM is expensive right now.
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    mmstick , November 17, 2012 1:08 AM
    And yet Samsung 30nm DDR3 is still cheaper, smaller, lower power, and faster.
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    danwat1234 , November 17, 2012 1:40 AM
    I agree with the OP, super fast RAM has no use except for APU performance.
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    Someone Somewhere , November 17, 2012 2:12 AM
    I wonder if they've heard of 1.5V ram yet. Their obsession with warranty-voiding 1.65V is stupid.
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    A Bad Day , November 17, 2012 2:30 AM
    moussengIs $35 too much for 8GB of low-voltage DDR3-1600 with heatspreaders...?


    I spent $15 for 8 GB of laptop DDR3-1333 RAM. I do not expect little sheets of aluminum to cost more than $10-$15.
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    danwat1234 , November 17, 2012 2:37 AM
    A Bad DayI spent $15 for 8 GB of laptop DDR3-1333 RAM. I do not expect little sheets of aluminum to cost more than $10-$15.


    It still costs over $100 for 2 sticks of 4GB DDR2 800MHZ SODIMM memory for my laptop
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    A Bad Day , November 17, 2012 2:57 AM
    danwat1234It still costs over $100 for 2 sticks of 4GB DDR2 800MHZ SODIMM memory for my laptop


    That's because DDR2 is no longer in production,
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    Teeroy32 , November 17, 2012 3:07 AM
    ^^ Well put, anything old and not made any more cost an arm and a leg, it was going to cost me like $100 bucks a stick for my P4 to upgrade from 2 to 4 gig, wasn't worth it so put the $200 towards a new rig

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    madjimms , November 17, 2012 4:19 AM
    I'm rocking $30 8GB DDR3 1333 naked (no heatsync) & not giving two fucks.
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    mousseng , November 17, 2012 4:21 AM
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    I spent $15 for 8 GB of laptop DDR3-1333 RAM. I do not expect little sheets of aluminum to cost more than $10-$15.

    I'm not sure where you got an incredible deal like that (a year ago I paid $20 for 4GB of laptop memory), but that's not representative of the DRAM market right now at all (or for the past years, for that matter). Also keep in mind that pricing for computer hardware doesn't work like pricing for other things - a component's value is not based on the sum its materials.
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    abbadon_34 , November 17, 2012 7:09 AM
    After installation, who even sees the memory? Just a desperate attempt to boost profit margins
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    hannibal , November 17, 2012 8:07 AM
    Just hoping to see see a dram with desent timings and very low profile. These high heatspreaders are real pain in the... with smaller mother board and big CPU cooler.
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    spentshells , November 17, 2012 10:27 AM
    A Bad DayThat's because DDR2 is no longer in production,


    Not true its in most tablets and some smartphones so yes it is still in production
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    ricdiculus , November 17, 2012 12:58 PM
    madjimmsI'm rocking $30 8GB DDR3 1333 naked (no heatsync) & not giving two fucks.


    Damn. I remember back in the early 80's not being able to wait to upgrade my TRS-80 CoCo from 2 (get this) K of ram to 4k. I had to wait until the price dropped to $200. Man how the hardware has advanced!
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    A Bad Day , November 17, 2012 1:30 PM
    spentshellsNot true its in most tablets and some smartphones so yes it is still in production


    One does not simply stick an embedded RAM into a RAM slot, or a RAM stick into an embedded RAM pin connectors.
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    InvalidError , November 17, 2012 3:20 PM
    spentshellsNot true its in most tablets and some smartphones so yes it is still in production

    DDR2L may still be in production but the DRAM intended for smartphones/tablets usually has a 32bits wide data interface whereas desktop DIMMs use 8x 8bits chips per DIMM side.

    While it might be technically possible to make a DDR2L DIMM using 4x x32 DRAMs, it might not be compatible with chipsets/CPUs/BIOS due to unexpected configuration and there is the risk of frying it if used with a standard-voltage DDR2 controller.

    While there is still some DDR2(L) being manufactured, most of it is not intended nor suitable for the PC market. When shopping for brand-new standard desktop DDR2, you are looking for something that has very limited production volume because DRAM manufacturers do not want to write off millions in unsold inventory.
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