What's this, more DDR3 dual-channel memory kits? Yes, but with a twist. The new HyperX bundles Kingston announced earlier this morning are rated for operation at only 1.65V, and they'll start shipping in September.
As you might recall, Intel defines 1.65V as the limit beyond which users may damage the memory controllers inside Core i7 processors. Current Core i7 chips take triple-channel memory, of course, but recent reports suggest Intel is on the brink of releasing its Lynnfield processors, which are based on the same Nehalem architecture yet only support two memory channels.
Put two and two together, and you shouldn't have any trouble guessing why Kingston is announcing these kits now—or what the September time frame implies.
Kingston says it's prepping "a complete line" of 1.65V HyperX DDR3 dual-channel kits, too. You can look forward to a flagship model rated for operation at a whopping 2,133MHz with a CL8 latency setting, plus other offerings with speeds as low as 1,333MHz. Kingston has yet to divulge capacities or prices, though.
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