Kingston launches Sandy Bridge memory kits

Kingston's new HyperX kits are all certified for use with Intel's recently released Sandy Bridge platform

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Kingston launches Sandy Bridge memory kits The new HyperX kits are Sandy Bridge certified and target enthusiasts
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  January 6, 2011

Kingston is using the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to promote new HyperX kits, which are certified for use with Intel's newly launched Sandy Bridge platform.

The first kit is known as the ‘HyperX T1'. This kit includes four 2GB modules giving 8GB of total system memory. Kingston says the T1 is the first 8GB kit in the world to gain Intel P67 certification. The memory is Intel ‘XMP' compatible and runs at a frequency of 2,133MHz.

"The new 8GB HyperX memory kits were designed to push the memory boundaries of the new P67 motherboards in both speed and capacity," said Antoine Harb, Business Development Manager- MEA, Kingston Technology. "Our 2,133MHz T1 modules featuring the signature tall heatspreaders passed the rigorous testing requirements both in-house and at Intel to achieve XMP certification. This is the perfect kit for enthusiasts who want to maximize performance from the new Sandy Bridge platform."

The other kit, known as the ‘HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey', is also compatible with Sandy Bridge platforms and will initially be offered with operating frequencies of 2,133MHz and 1,600MHz. Unlike the HyperX T1 kit however the Genesis Special Edition Grey kits offer 4GB of memory rather than 8GB. These memory kits are backward compatible with existing P55 systems.

All of the new kits are covered by a lifetime warranty and are expected to become available in the region in the coming weeks.

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