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Kingston 2400MHz DDR3 'World's Fastest Memory'

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 37 comments

That thing got a Hemi?

Kingston today announced it has developed what it claims is the fastest Intel-certified memory in the world. How fast, you ask? 2400 MHz.

Kingston's speedy HyperX dual-channel DDR3 memory kit (given the charming model name KHX2400C9D3T1K2/4GX) has Intel' XMP certification on the Core i7 platform.

Those who like to tweak their memory will like to know that the 2400 MHz kit runs at 9-11-9-27-2 timings at 1.65 volts as tested on several P55-based systems including the Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P motherboard.

The 2400 MHz kits will be available sometime in the second quarter.

Update: Our apologies. The wrong photo was used, which was for Skulltrail memory. The correct photo is now in place.

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    LATTEH , March 15, 2010 6:27 PM
    LOL the heat sink on that looks like a car radiator
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    trevorvdw , March 15, 2010 6:31 PM
    Looks like Optimus Prime
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    alchemy69 , March 15, 2010 6:55 PM
    It may not have a Hemi but I know some fanboys that'll get a semi.
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    saaiello , March 15, 2010 6:23 PM
    WOW is the only word i can think of that expresses my thoughts on this ram.
  • 23 Hide
    LATTEH , March 15, 2010 6:27 PM
    LOL the heat sink on that looks like a car radiator
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    JohnnyLucky , March 15, 2010 6:29 PM
    A pc system would have to be overclocked to make full use of the memory. In addition the extra tall memory heatspreaders can be a royal pain. Sometimes they interfere with the large tower style cpu heatsinks.
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    Zinosys , March 15, 2010 6:29 PM
    What happened to the Team Group 2400MHz CAS9 modules? O.o

    Although I have to admit, those heatspreaders look awesome. :) 
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    trevorvdw , March 15, 2010 6:31 PM
    Looks like Optimus Prime
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    zerghumper , March 15, 2010 6:32 PM
    That's amazing that it can run at those speeds and still stay at 1.65 volts!

    If the price is right then it looks like it's time for an upgrade!
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    paara , March 15, 2010 6:48 PM
    "2400 MHz kit runs at 9-11-9-27-2 timings"

    What do the numbers mean?
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    OvrClkr , March 15, 2010 6:50 PM
    9-11-9-27 ? Meh.. I know Kingston can do better than that =)

    Id rather spend my cash on lower CAS modules even if they are rated at 2000Mhz. Would be nice to see a benchmark though..

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    alchemy69 , March 15, 2010 6:55 PM
    It may not have a Hemi but I know some fanboys that'll get a semi.
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    lamorpa , March 15, 2010 6:56 PM
    JohnnyLuckyA pc system would have to be overclocked to make full use of the memory. In addition the extra tall memory heatspreaders can be a royal pain. Sometimes they interfere with the large tower style cpu heatsinks.

    And?
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    zak_mckraken , March 15, 2010 6:57 PM
    Wow, and to say I was amazed by my PC-133 SDRAM and how much faster it was over that slow PC-100!
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    IzzyCraft , March 15, 2010 6:58 PM
    OvrClkr9-11-9-27 ? Meh.. I know Kingston can do better than that =)Id rather spend my cash on lower CAS modules even if they are rated at 2000Mhz. Would be nice to see a benchmark though..

    It depends as noticed some lower cas lower speed modules can benefit you just the same as a high cas high speed set up but that's usually when you overclock it to get that extra 100Mhz when the cas issue comes into play. A benchmark of it would clear it up.
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    dman3k , March 15, 2010 6:58 PM
    I believe the bottleneck on my mobo would render this rather useless so I'll be saving my money for something much cheaper.
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    greliu , March 15, 2010 7:02 PM
    Wouldn't this speed be useless, due to the fact, that many motherboards only allow memory support up to DDR3 1600? Just asking, because I might just be stupid lol.
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    eekitsericc , March 15, 2010 7:06 PM
    OvrClkr9-11-9-27 ? Meh.. I know Kingston can do better than that =)Id rather spend my cash on lower CAS modules even if they are rated at 2000Mhz. Would be nice to see a benchmark though..


    to be as simple as possible it is just the timing in the ram for several different things. for general purpose the lower the better.

    for more in depth check this out ------> http://www.overclock.net/faqs/26706-info-ram-timings-dummies.html
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    dark_lord69 , March 15, 2010 7:07 PM
    WOW! That's 800Mhz faster than mine and I thought mine was super fast!
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    OvrClkr , March 15, 2010 7:10 PM
    Quote:
    It depends as noticed some lower cas lower speed modules can benefit you just the same as a high cas high speed set up but that's usually when you overclock it to get that extra 100Mhz when the cas issue comes into play. A benchmark of it would clear it up.


    Correct but the price also plays a huge roll, if they come out to be overpriced just cause the provide 400 extra Mhz many will just pass and settle for 2000Mhz with low timings. I have tested 1600Mhz vs. 2000Mhz modules and to be honest the difference is very small, it all comes down to how low you can set the timings while attaining 100% stability.
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    coremaster556 , March 15, 2010 7:15 PM
    The heat sink does come from a car radiator. I have the same thing on my KIA. Maybe with the suing happy word we have KIA can sue them for something.

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    liquidon , March 15, 2010 7:20 PM
    trevorvdwLooks like Optimus Prime


    LOL OMFG!!! That one cracked me up really good!!
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    Regulas , March 15, 2010 7:23 PM
    OvrClkrCorrect but the price also plays a huge roll, if they come out to be overpriced just cause the provide 400 extra Mhz many will just pass and settle for 2000Mhz with low timings. I have tested 1600Mhz vs. 2000Mhz modules and to be honest the difference is very small, it all comes down to how low you can set the timings while attaining 100% stability.

    I agree a lower latency at lower MHz would be just as fast?
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