Wednesday, September 3rd 2008

Kingston First to Launch High Performance Ultra Low-Latency DDR2 SO-DIMM Memory

Kingston Technology Company, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to release high performance, ultra low-latency 800MHz notebook memory. Shipping immediately in 4GB memory kits, the HyperX PC2-6400 CL4 SO-DIMMs offer the additional benefit of Serial Presence Detect (SPD) capabilities to provide performance benefits to a wider array of notebooks.

"As more notebook systems standardize on faster 800MHz platforms, particularly the Intel Centrino 2 chipsets, Kingston engineers designed the high-performance, ultra low-latency HyperX SO-DIMMs to support them — right out of the box," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. "The new SO-DIMMs offer flexible upgrade options with their ability to enhance many existing systems — boosting 800- and 667MHz platforms with the faster performing CL4/CL3 ultra low-latency SO-DIMMs."

The new HyperX mobile memory is a perfect fit for notebook users who want to boost system performance by replacing standard notebook memory with high performance modules that boot to the highest speed possible – without adjusting system BIOS settings. Targeting new P45/Centrino 2 laptops the 800MHz CL4 modules have two pre-programmed ultra low-latency profiles: DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 @1.8V and DDR2-667 CL3-4-4-10 @1.8V.

The release of the Kingston ultra low-latency 800MHz SO-DIMM kits continues a series of new notebook memory offerings to provide mobile users greater performance on existing systems. Kingston recently launched low-latency versions of its HyperX 800MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM notebook memory pre-programmed with three SPD profiles that allow the memory to work in 800MHz-CL5, 667MHZ-CL4 and 533MHz-CL3 low-latency configurations.

Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free, 24/7 technical support.Source: Kingston
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5 Comments on Kingston First to Launch High Performance Ultra Low-Latency DDR2 SO-DIMM Memory

A bit expensive but nice non-the-less.
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~Technological Technocrat~
its a bit pointless IMHO - with the new P-series Intel mobile CPUs - a great majorty of newer systems will more likely be supporting DDR3 instead of DDR2 - dont get me wrong - there will still be DDR2 machines being sold but less & less of them will be rolling off the production line. making this product a bit of a waste of time as DDR3 coupled with the new P series chips boast up to 20-30% more efficientsy both performance & power saving wise.

DDR2 is dying out & its suprising that they bring this out now & not earlier when DDR2 was still in the middle of its life not when its about to die.

definitely a no brainer. the only definite thing is that it will be a waste of your money.

once DDR3 is more mainstream it too will fall in price.


Soz i almost forgot about AMD there - Reguarding AMD - i suppose they will get more use out of the lower latancies then Intel & will possibly keep their kit rolling off the line supporting DDR2 until further notice

(Sorry if my post seems a little bias towards Intel. but as usual Intel has been pumping loads of cash into marketing & advertising while AMD have pretty much stayed silent about their mobile endevours)
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You missed Puma.(AMD's new mobile platform)
DDR2 still has a market for all those people with DDR2 Laptops.
How many people will burn a hole in their pockets just to get a Laptop with DDR3 ram?
Most laptops still use the T5xxx series from Intel even though 7,8 and 9 series have been released.
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T5 series cpus are usd here as they are out for discount and prices are falling.

around 500€ you can get a good laptop (ok Cpu is crap then but everything else is "mainstream")

for me, i have got an 667Mhz DDR 2 slot on my mobile but there are fast chips inside that's why i won't buy it.
and does it speedup my system that i feel it? don't think so :(
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~Technological Technocrat~
another thing you have to look at - Compared to say other 667 ram @ 5-5-5-15 how much of a performance boost will we see come out of it? Im guessing probably way under 5% so the only people to REALLY benefit this product are those who are still running DDR2 533 ram but then again if your not fussed then u can get another set of modules cheaper - your not exactly gonna be overclocking this ram are you?? so its not really required.
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