Core i7-900 users get 12GB DDR3-1600 kit, thanks to Kingston


— 12:21 PM on November 16, 2009

With the release of its LGA1156 Core i5 and i7-800 processors, Intel has clearly relegated the Core i7-900 series to the high end. So, it stands to reason that you'd want to trick out a Core i7-900 system as much as possible—perhaps, say, with Kingston's latest HyperX memory kit, which delivers a whopping 12GB of blazing-fast DDR3 memory.

The new Kingston HyperX 1600MHz 12GB triple-channel kit includes six modules, with each module rated for operation at a peppy 1600MHz with 9-9-9-27 timings and 1.65V of juice. Kingston says the memory supports Intel's Extreme Memory Profiles, so getting it to run at those specifications shouldn't involve any tinkering.

Naturally, you'll need one of those high-end X58 motherboards with six DDR3 memory slots to use this product. Kingston notes that the kit "has been tested with great success" on motherboards like Gigabyte's GA-X58-UD6 and Asus' P6T Deluxe. The company added, "Jagshemash!!"

So, how much is this thing? Kingston quotes a $413 suggested retail price, which is a little over double the cost of its similar 6GB HyperX kit. (Newegg sells that one for $171.99 with free shipping.) You could just get two of those, of course, but Kingston presumably ensures all six modules in the 12GB kit work happily together.

   
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