Kingston announces SLI-Ready memory

— 10:50 AM on June 5, 2006

After Corsair and OCZ, it's now Kingston's turn to join the ranks of the new SLI-Ready memory market. The company is releasing some 800 MHz SLI-Ready DDR2 modules under its high-performance HyperX line:

Fountain Valley, CA (June 5, 2006), Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of the NVIDIA SLI-Ready 800 MHz low-latency HyperX® modules. The NVIDIA SLI-Ready 800-MHz low-latency HyperX modules increase overall system performance when paired with select NVIDIA nForce® 500 series-based motherboards with easy, one-step set up. Kingston's NVIDIA SLI-Ready modules, designated with an "N" in the part number, are available in 1- and 2-GB kits.
These new HyperX 1 GB and 2 GB kits are rated for operation at 800 MHz with low 4-4-4-12 latency settings. 800 MHz is the base memory speed for AMD's new Socket AM2 platform, so Kingston doesn't appear to be venturing too far beyond spec for now. In contrast, Corsair's SLI-Ready DDR2 kits launched at rated speeds of 800 MHz and 1,066 MHz, and OCZ's SLI-Ready bundles are rated for 900 MHz. However, those are all marked for voltages between 2.1 and 2.2 V—Kingston's new 800 MHz offerings are rated for only 2.0 V, so they may prove to pack some extra punch once overclocked.
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