Kingston Announces Ultra-tight CL5 DDR3

Albeit, damn pricey buggers!

| Jul 12, 2007 at 9:11 pm CDT

Kingston have introduced some new DDR3 memory modules this week, these being 1375MHz "Ultra Low Latency" HyperX parts. The modules are available as either 1GB sticks or 2GB dual channel kits and they have a very tight CL rating of just 5.

As a result of the ultra low latencies, they are quite pricey with a single 1GB module weighing in at $400 whilst the 2GB kits will shift for a rather hefty sum of $800. In retrospect, Kingston have been shifting 2GB DDR3-1375 CL7 kits for almost half that price, simply due to the slightly higher CL7 rating. Crazy!

Details at the Dailytech.

Kingston Technology today announced its ultra low-latency, or ULL, DDR3 HyperX memory modules. The new ULL PC3 HyperX modules arrive capable of speeds up to 1375 MHz. Kingston rates the ULL PC3 1375 MHz HyperX with a CAS latency of 5, a new low for DDR3 latencies.

"Lower CAS latencies deliver better performance without driving thermal conditions that would require extra cooling in a system," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. "As a high-volume production company, Kingston's goal is to launch true production memory that can run at full speed in normal dual channel, dual module configurations."

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