Memory company Kingmax Semiconductor released its new memory modules certified to work at 500MHz clock just before Christmas. The introduction will place Kingmax in the same line with leading memory sticks makers, who sell plethora of products capable of working at 500MHz, 533MHz and 550MHz frequencies.
The new memory modules from Kingmax are built upon the company’s traditional TinyBGA DRAMs allowing lower module height and a bit better heat-dissipation. One thing that overclockers may not consider positive about Kingmax HyperBand DDR500 (PC4000) is its CAS latency equal to 3. In contrast, competing memory modules boast with 2.5 latency time.
The memory producer claims its 184-pin DDR SDRAM PC4000 memory modules fully compatible with Intel 875P and 865-series of core-logic sets will shortly show up in the market. Pricing of the newcomers available in 256MB and 512MB versions was not declared.