Kingston intros high-speed HyperX DDR2 memory
The crazy overclocks that we've seen out of DDR2 memory in our initial tests are no fluke, as recent developments are showing. For instance, Kingston has just announced its performance-oriented HyperX DDR2 products, ready for high clock speeds at much tighter timings than the stock JEDEC DDR2 specs:
Fountain Valley, CA (August 23, 2004), Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of Hyper DDR2 533-MHz (PC2-4300) and 675-MHz (PC2-5400) memory modules. Shipping immediately in limited quantities, Kingston offers HyperX DDR2 modules tested to run at PC2-4300 and PC2-5400. These new HyperX DDR2 unbuffered DIMMs are available in capacities up to 1GB to support the latest generation of computer platforms (actual speed depends on various supported motherboards).
So we're talking about 533MHz for the PC2-4300 parts and 675MHz for the PC2-4500s. Both are intended to run at low latencies:
The Kingston HyperX PC2-4300 modules have been tested to run at low latency timings of 3-3-3-10 and the PC2-5400 support low latency timings of 4-4-4-10. SPD timings are programmed at JEDEC standard latency timings of 4-4-4-12.
We have modules in house from several of the big-name performance RAM companies, and we will be doing some testing soon to see how far we can push them.
To remind everyone of DDR2's potential, OCZ also put out a quick press release to tell the world that it hit over 766MHz at 4-5-5 timings in testing. At this rate, the Pentium 4 needs to get a faster stock front-side bus ASAP.