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Kingston launches HyperX 12GB DDR3 memory pack

by Tarinder Sandhu on 16 November 2009, 16:00

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The set

Presented in two packs that are ostensibly dual 6GB (3 x 2GB) sets, per-module capacity is, obviously, 2GB.

Right now, 4GB modules remain relatively scarce. As a result, whilst it is possible to source a three-module pack, totalling 12GB, you will pay through the nose for doing so, if you can find them in stock.

We're actually a little nonplussed that 4GB modules haven't become prevalent, as Kingston showed off a 24GB (6 x 4GB) setup back in February this year,

Whilst part of the high-end HyperX range, the modules also fall into the ValueRAM category. Kingston is pricing the KHX1600C9D3K6/12GX pack at £280, including VAT, making them competitive with the likes of Corsair - and just over double the price of a standard 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 kit.

Run at 1,600MHz with 9-9-9-27 latencies and at 1.65V, they're very much middle-of-the-road DDR3 territory. As they're designed exclusively for Intel's X58 chipset, the set is equipped with XMP timings that, on compliant motherboards, auto-set the frequency and latencies.

In terms of validation, Kingston says it has tested them on an ASUS P6T Deluxe and Gigabyte X58-UD6.