Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kingston HyperX DDR3 Memory is here!

Kingston HyperX DDR3 Memory The King is back with a vengeance. Kingston is one of the big wigs when it comes to producing memory modules. Kingston HyperX DDR3 memory modules have made some impressive strides; the DDR2 modules are amongst the highest quality out there. And with DDR3 showing clock frequencies up to the 2000MHz range now, Kingston is on the front line of clock power. Kingston HyperX DDR3 memory the next generation of DDR memory technology. Like all Kingston HyperX products, DDR3 modules are specifically engineered and designed to meet the rigorous requirements of PC enthusiasts. DDR3 memory offers faster speeds, lower latencies, higher data bandwidths and lower power consumption than DDR2. Kingston HyperX DDR3 modules are available in single, dual and triple-channel memory kits. Intel has decided to move into the high performance market with its XMP or Extreme Memory Profile technology on their X38 and X48 chipsets, a derivative of the NVIDIA Extreme Performance Profiles. Basically, how this works is the memory is rated to do either 1600MHz or 1800MHz on an X38 or X48 chipset. The XMP data is written onto a separate EEPROM chip on the memory with improved timing data, voltage requirements and settings. When you select a XMP Profile, the modules tell the motherboards memory controller what latencies, voltage and bus speed to run at; the rest is history. Today Kingston enters the XMP market with the highest clocked XMP kit we have seen thus far, that being 1800MHz. Just imagine putting this king into compatible motherboards like NForce 790i SLI Motherboard this will be a monster machine.

HyperX DDR3 features:
1. 1.7 Volts operation
2. Memory signal termination inside the memory chip (On-Die Termination) to prevent reflected signal transmission errors
3. Operational enhancements to increase memory performance, efficiency and timing margins
4. CAS Latencies: 5 (Ultra Low Latency) and 7 (Low Latency)
5. Currently available in speeds up to 2GHz and capacities of 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB kits
6. DDR3 memory modules are not backward compatible to DDR2 and DDR based motherboards, due to incompatible module connections (number of pins), voltage and DRAM technology. DDR3 memory modules have a different key or notch than the same-sized DDR and DDR2 modules to prevent their insertion into an incompatible memory socket. Kingston HyperX DDR3 Memory modules are available in single, dual and triple-channel memory kits.