Kingston Technology, the world’s largest maker of memory modules, on Thursday unveiled what can be the world’s highest performance memory modules to date. The new products from Kingston combine relatively low timings with relatively high clock-speed, which will make them popular among overclockers as well as performance enthusiasts.
“Our new HyperX DDR3 ultra low latency modules give early adopters and performance enthusiasts the opportunity to push their DDR3 motherboards as far as current memory technology will allow. With new chipsets on the horizon, Kingston is positioning HyperX to be the go-to memory for all DDR3 needs for gaming and mainstream systems,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston.
The new HyperX DDR3 memory modules from Kingston can operate at 1375MHz with CL5 latency settings, a combination never seen before. While it is unknown what voltage setting should be set on such products, Kingston claims that the modules do not require advance cooling methods, which may be an indicator that voltage is not increased dramatically.
“Lower CAS latencies deliver better performance without driving thermal conditions that would require extra cooling in a system,” said Mr. Tekunoff.
Memory modules with already high frequency, but low timings, are likely to be good for overclocking once higher latency settings are applied. But far not all computer enthusiasts will be able to use such modules as Kingston plans to sell them for $400 a module or $800 for dual-channel kit, price-points well above usual cost of memory modules.
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