Friday, December 31st 2010

Kingston Readies HyperX Genesis DDR3 Memory Series for Sandy Bridge

Memory major Kingston Technology is ready to greet Intel's 2011 Core processor family with a new line of DDR3 memory kits tailored for it. The HyperX Genesis, as it's called, combines faster, lower-latency, and lower-voltage DDR3 memory with a new sporty-looking heatsink design that keeps the modules cool while maintaining standard module height. The heatsink is basically two sheets of metal interlocked at the top, with rows of holes to draw in convectional air currents, to cool the heatsink. Kingston's new HyperX Genesis series is expected to be out in early January, 2011.

A video presentation showing the modules from almost all angles follows.

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10 Comments on Kingston Readies HyperX Genesis DDR3 Memory Series for Sandy Bridge

#1
makwy2
Looks pretty cool. I am left wondering what the color difference signifies and how useful those little holes really are to keeping the RAM cool.

HyperX is usually quality RAM in my experience, hope this carries on that tradition!
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#2
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
they speak of lower latencies but yet do not post what they are....ohMy
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#4
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
I'm sorry but the holes in these spreaders are hype. There is no way holes blocked by the PCB are letting in enough airflow to consider this spreader to keep anything cooler than a plain flat spreader.
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#5
_JP_
by: sneekypeet
I'm sorry but the holes in these spreaders are hype.
No they're not. Those are speed holes, sneeky. Makes the RAM faster/cooler. :rolleyes:
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Like the vented heat spreaders :)
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#7
LAN_deRf_HA
Has there ever been any evidence that ram even needs heatspreaders? Like a spoiler on a cavalier. Seems ram doesn't respond much to minor temp changes. Even major ones like dice only net small overclock percentages, compared to cpus/gpus. If poking holes improves performance maybe airflow is what they needed to begin with, in which case no spreaders would free up some flow room.
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#8
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: LAN_deRf_HA
Has there ever been any evidence that ram even needs heatspreaders? Like a a spoiler on a cavalier. Seems ram doesn't respond much to minor temp changes. Even major ones like dice only net small overclock percentages, compared to cpus/gpus. If poking holes improves performance maybe airflow is the what they needed to begin with, in which case no spreaders would free up some flow room.
I did testing, and with DDR2 and very high speed DDR3 (say 2200+) there is an advantage. Most are just for looks!
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#9
erixx
Same here! And then you have watercooled RAMs.... nonsense unless you are taking part in overclocking competitions for money!
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#10
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Adding a simple $30 memory fan will drop temperatures considerably. No need to go extreme cooling until near 2600mhz speeds.
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