Kingston's HyperX is known for many products, one of which is memory. The latest addition to its arsenal is particularly noteworthy, as it is the company's first time making DDR4 SODIMM memory (aka, DDR4 memory for laptops).
The memory in question is the HyperX Impact DDR4, and it is meant to be used in conjunction with laptops sporting Intel's 6th generation of Core series processors (Skylake). Of course, you'll also be able to use the modules in all-in-one PC's or smaller form factor systems – just about anything that will require DDR4 SODIMM memory.
HyperX is shipping two kits and two single-module packages. The single modules will come in 4 GB and 8 GB capacities, with the dual-module kits therefore having capacities of 8 GB and 16 GB. As far as performance goes, the three available frequencies are 2133 MHz at CL13 timing, 2400 MHz at CL14, and 2666 MHz at CL15. These are good boosts over DDR3 performance in mobile applications, and the operating voltage of 1.2 V should help battery life a little bit, too.
All of the HyperX Impact DDR4 SODIMM modules come with a black PCB, and will have a small black heatsink. Not that it matters – the chances of using SODIMM memory in an application where you can actually see it, unlike desktop-size DIMMs, is pretty much zero.
Additionally, HyperX also used the advancements in memory to bring a new low-voltage DDR3L series to the market with the HyperX Fury DDR3L. These modules run at 1.35 V and are available in 1600 MHz and 1866 MHz frequencies, which have CL10 and CL11 timings, respectively. These will also come with 4 GB and 8 GB modules, and therefore kits of 8 GB and 16 GB.
HyperX did not reveal pricing or availability, but did inform us that all of the modules carry a lifetime warranty.