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Kingston Announces HyperX LoVo DDR3 Memory Kits

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  1. btarunr

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    Kingston Technology announced the release of the world’s first ultra-low voltage memory running at 1.25 volts at 1600MHz. The new offering is part of the new Kingston ‘LoVo’ (low voltage) HyperX DDR3 High-Performance memory product line. The dual-channel kit (Kingston part #: KHX1866C9D3LK2/4GX) comes preprogrammed with two XMP-ready profiles: 1.25 volts at 1600MHz and 1.35 volts at 1866MHz. The latter profile is also a world’s first for speed matching higher frequency with a lower voltage.

    “Kingston is proud to lead the charge with memory for the new generation of energy efficient systems that yield higher performance,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. “Energy-conscious consumers need to look no further for memory than the HyperX ‘LoVo’ line when they are assembling the components needed to achieve better PC power performance.”

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    The flagship product, running an ultra-low 1.25 volts at 1600MHz, is the lowest voltage to date for desktop PCs. In all, Kingston is debuting three HyperX DDR3 dual-channel products in the ‘LoVo’ line: the dual-profile kit, a mainstream low voltage 1600MHz, 1.35 volt kit and an ultra-low voltage 1333MHz, 1.25 volt kit. Kingston tested all three kits to great success on the Asus P7P55D EVO motherboard. All of the memory offerings are designed for use in eco-friendly PCs as systems delivering higher performance while using smaller energy footprints become reality.

    Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support. For detailed information please visit the Kingston Web site at www.kingston.com.

    Part details:
    • KHX1333C9D3UK2/4GX - 2GB x 2 ; 1333 MHz ; CL 9-9-9-27 ; 1.25V
    • KHX1600C9D3LK2/4GX - 2GB x 2 ; 1600 MHz ; CL 9-9-9-27 ; 1.35V
    • KHX1866C9D3LK2/4GX (XMP Profile 2) - 2GB x 2 ; 1600 MHz ; CL 9-9-9-27 ; 1.25V
    • KHX1866C9D3LK2/4GX (XMP Profile 1) - 2GB x 2 ; 1866 MHz ; CL 9-9-9-27 ; 1.35V
     
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    impressive... but ddr3 already uses little power.
     
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    ^^ It makes me think of when SSDs are touted for low power consumption. It's great to see progress and I appreciate the innovation, but not really a big deal in the scheme of things.
     
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    I meant that it's not a big deal in terms of its intended usage. Dropping .3v while keeping all else is equal is more "cool" and "impressive" than it is "useful." But yeah, the extra headroom is helpful for overclockers, although not to the point where I see significant real-world performance gains coming from the use of this memory. So still not really a big deal to me I guess.
     
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    Ymmmm! I'll like to see these tested against some GeIL's released, up & coming offerings.
     
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    Yeah this is 'green marketing' gone amuk, not that it isn't nice to see but all the 'green power saving' stuff is hyperbole for home users. It's like 'green drives,' while there might be other good reasons to use them the power difference is on the order of a few watts. At least they've shown some sanity by not putting huge meaningless heatsinks on it.

    My question is what do you do if your mobo VDIMM doesn't go this low? I don't think profiles can override that.
     
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    The lower volts only really matter at stock. My Gskill Black Pi 1600s can run cas 9 2000 at 1.65 too, and they're not the ECO type.
     
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    I'm not going to instantly switch out all my DDR3 systems with this, but I'd certainly use it on new deployments where over a dozen or more system the benefits can be measured in 'whole' dollars, lol ;)

    A few months ago I rolled out new systems for the sales dept and used 1.6v DDR2 as it was about the same price as the standard 1.8v stuff so that was an easy decision.

    I do have one specific usage in mind though... if I end up using an Xeon L3426 (45w) in my NESputer, a set of the 1333/1.25v memory seems like a perfect fit.
     
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    very nice Volt for those speeds would be nice for a htpc if price is right
     
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    Sounds like all the manufacturers are going for low voltage this time round, with GSkill as the other one doing this low voltage thingy. I wonder if Mushkin and others follow up.
     
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    Agreed, this will definitely help with overclocking. Im loving the green look and also the low volts for the speeds is very good. Now, if they can get latency down just a tad more, it'd be win win.
     

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