HyperX Shows New Memory, SSD at Computex 2014

On Wednesday during COMPUTEX 2014 in Taipei, Kingston Technology Division HyperX revealed a number of products including new dual-channel SO-DIMMs, an SSD, a new color headset and a mouse pad. The company also announced a few other tidbits including a new competition for overclockers.

For starters, HyperX launched the "Impact" line of memory chips for those who want to upgrade the memory installed in laptops and small form factor PCs, such as Zotac's ZBOX line. This new line will replace the current SO-DIMMs sold under the Genesis, PnP and LoVo labels.

The new Impact series will be offered in voltages starting at 1.35V, in frequencies ranging from 1600 MHz to 2400 MHz, in capacities of 4 GB and 8 GB single modules, and in kits of two ranging from 8 GB to 16 GB. The company indicates that upgrading will be effortless thanks to the chips' Plug and Play functionality.

Next, the company has revealed the HyperX FURY SSD, which joins the recently released HyperX FURY DRAM. The drive is for entry-level gamers, and is powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller with SATA 3 performance. Available in 120 GB and 240 GB capacities, this new drive has read speeds that are up to 500 MB/s and write speeds that are up to 500 MB/s.

In addition to the hardware, HyperX announced the HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) competition. "Overclockers from around the world will compete for $10,000 (USD) in total prize money for the top marks in Maximum Memory Frequency, SuperPi 32M and XTU with a secret processor to be revealed at the event," states the PR. "Following Taiwan, HyperX will stage four regional online HOT tournaments on hwbot.org to lead up to a $15,000 (USD) World Finals held at 2015 International CES."

During COMPUTEX, the company is also offering a preview of the special White Edition HyperX Cloud headset that's identical to the black version save for the white ear cups and stitching. Also on display is the HyperX Skyn, a paper-thin hard mouse pad with an adhesive bottom and a tab for "peeling" it off a surface. HyperX Skyn will be offered in pairs: one for precision gaming and one for fast moving action.