Planning your roadmap to Core i7? Kingston has just announced it is launching its HyperX Triple Channel DDR3 kits today, with 3GB kits to ship first, 6GB kits to ship following shortly.
The new HyperX kits will range from 1375MHz to 2000MHz while the ValueRam kits will range from 1066MHz to 1333MHz. Both 3GB and 6GB ValueRAM kits will be available immediately. The 2GB (2x1GB) DDR3 1333MHz kit is current available on Newegg.com for US$70.99.
Kingston is claiming the first to market running at 1.65 volts. DDR3 running at 1.65 volts on Core i7 systems should be well within nominal limits and is to be considered safe – however, many reviewers around the net believe that high voltage enthusiast kits will damage your i7 CPU within just a few weeks of use, or even days. This was covered in a previous article here on Tom’s Hardware.
Clipped from the Kinston Press Release:
“Fountain Valley, CA — October 29, 2008 — Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to ship 2GHz memory in triple-channel configuration designed specifically for the new Intel-based X58 motherboards. Kingston’s HyperX® DDR3 2GHz memory, available now, come in kits of three 1GB modules that are Intel® XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) ready meeting the Core i7 1.65 volt platform recommendation.
Kingston is excited to bring the fastest DDR3 triple channel memory products to market as we are the first to deliver 2000MHz gaming kits of three with Intel’s reduced voltage,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston®. "All of our triple-channel kits can be overclocked manually or by using XMP-ready profiles. The 2GHz modules have been tested to support up to that speed on ASUS P6T Deluxe motherboards while the Intel DX58SO motherboards have been tested up to 1600MHz.
In addition to the top-of-the-line 2000MHz, Kingston’s family of triple-channel kits include 1866- and 1800MHz, and low-latency 1600- and 1375MHz speeds. Kingston ValueRAM® kits of three are also available in 1333MHz and 1066MHz, in 1- and 2GB capacities.”
Here is a list of modules / kits, part numbers, and expected pricing:
KHX16000D3K3/3GX 3GB 2000MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v) kit of 3 optimized for XMP $ 334.00
KHX14900D3K3/3GX 3GB 1866MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v) kit of 3 optimized for XMP $ 317.00
KHX14400D3K3/3GX3GB 1800MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v) kit of 3 optimized for XMP $ 312.00
KHX12800D3LLK3/3GX3GB 1600MHz (CL8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v) kit of 3 optimized for XMP $ 285.00
KHX11000D3LLK3/3GX3GB 1375MHz (CL7-7-7-20 @ 1.65v) kit of 3 optimized for XMP $ 192.00
KVR1333D3N9K3/6G6GB 1333MHz (CL9-9-9 @ 1.5v) ValueRAM kit of 3 $ 240.00
KVR1333D3N9K3/3G3GB 1333MHz (CL9-9-9 @ 1.5v) ValueRAM kit of 3 $ 132.00
KVR1066D3N7K3/6G6GB 1066MHz (CL7-7-7 @ 1.5v) ValueRAM kit of 3 $ 240.00
KVR1066D3N7K3/3G3GB 1066MHz (CL7-7-7 @ 1.5v) ValueRAM kit of 3 $ 132.00
Kingston HyperX is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support. For more detailed information please visit the Kingston Web site.