Kingston touts new HyperX memory kit, USB drive


— 9:59 AM on January 8, 2008

Memory vendor Kingston has launched a double whammy of products branded with the HyperX enthusiast moniker. Included is a new 4GB memory kit dubbed KHX8500D2K4/4G, which includes four 1GB DDR2 modules rated for operation at 1066MHz with a CAS latency setting of 7. Kingston's new kit has a suggested retail price of $192—expensive in the face of $50 2GB DDR2-800 kits, but not so outlandish among other tricked-out enthusiast memory kits.

Kingston's other newly-launched product is the DataTraveler HyperX USB drive. This product is similar to Kingston's other DataTraveler USB drives, but the company claims it has much quicker transfer speeds—up to 30MB/s when reading and 20MB/s while writing. DataTraveler HyperX USB drives are launching with 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB capacities at suggested retail prices of $74, $131, and $266, respectively.

Together with those new products, Kingston has announced that two of its HyperX DDR3 memory modules are now certified with Intel's Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) stamp. The XMP certification applies to Kingston's KHX13000D3LLK2/2GX 2GB DDR3-1625 kit and its KHX11000D3LLK2/2GX 2GB DDR3-1375 kit, which have respective suggested retail prices of $580 and $550. XMP certification includes the addition of Serial Presence Detect settings to help configuration and overclocking on Intel X38 Express-based motherboards.

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