Super Talent intros DDR3-1600 kits with 4GB modules

We've seen 8GB dual-channel DDR3 memory kits before, but they tend to use commonplace 2GB modules to reach that capacity—sort of like sticking a pair of 4GB dual-channel kits in the same box. Super Talent is now defying that convention with two new DDR3 kits based on 4GB modules: an 8GB dual-channel offering and a 12GB triple-channel bundle for Intel Core i7-900 systems.

Both kits seem to feature the same type of 4GB module, which Super Talent rates for operation at 1,600MHz with 9-9-9-28 timings. The DIMMs are designed to hit those settings at 1.65V, too—handy if you'd like your Core i7 and i5 processor not to melt. (Intel says going beyond a 1.65V VDIMM setting can damage the memory controller in Nehalem-based CPUs.)

Super Talent's announcement doesn't go into pricing or availability. Considering the unusually dense modules and the fact that Super Talent dresses them with "Chrome Series heatsinks for optimal thermal efficiency," though, you should probably be ready to pay a premium whenever these puppies hit stores.

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