Kingston Technology, a well-known maker of memory devices, unveiled Tuesday its new products from the HyperX series, a family aimed at PC enthusiasts and overclockers, designed to support the latest DDR2 platforms, such as Intel’s recently launched i915- and i915X-series chipset.
The new HyperX DDR2 SDRAM memory modules are certified to work at 533MHz and 675MHz clock-speeds with CL3
DDR2 memory products utilize FBGA memory chips for better stability, thermal efficiency, enhanced scalability and better overclockability. Additionally, DDR2 components themselves have some micro-architectural changes from the original DDR specs, such as, Off-Chip Driver calibration (OCD), On-Die Termination (ODT) as well as larger 4-bit prefetch, additive latency, and enhanced registers.
So far only three popular memory brands – Corsair Memory, Crucial Technology and OCZ Technology Group have unveiled 667MHz memory modules. Corsair’s and OCZ’s high-speed DDR2 are certified to operate at 667MHz with CL4 4-4-12 latency settings, Crucial’s product can work at 667MHz with CL4 4-4-10 timings.