Today Kingston is launching their latest HyperX branded line of memory products dubbed Impact. All of the offerings in the HyperX Impact line-up are DDR3 SO-DIMM kits and sport frequencies ranging from 1600 Mhz to 2400 Mhz at 1.35 Volts. There are single modules from 4 to 8 GB and kits of 2 modules with capacities ranging from 8 to 16 GBs in the HyperX Impact family. Kingston is targeting the high performance laptop and the small form factor desktop markets with the Impact family of products. SSF PCs like Gigabyte’s BRIX, Intel’s NUC, and more recently Zotac’s ZBOX look like exactly the kind of PCs that would be perfect for the high performance SO-DIMM DDR3 in the HyperX Impact line-up.
Prior to today Kingston actually had three brands under which it offered DDR3 SO-DIMM kits. But now all of those offerings have been unified under the HyperX Impact brand. Kingston has also moved very quickly to establish its HyperX Impact brand as the best SO-DIMM memory around by overclocking it a full step further to 2666 Mhz making it the fastest RAM in this form factor and a world-record holder according to the company’s press release. With performance like that I know I’m not the only one thinking of kitting out a shiny new laptop based off of AMD’s Kaveri with this RAM.
Outside of Kingston’s core memory products the company is also introducing an entry-level SSD family dubbed HyperX FURY SSD. Available as 120 and 240 GB offerings these SATA III SSDs use LSI’s SandForce SF-2281 controller and offer very similar performance to other drives based on this well-known SandForce controller. Kingston is backing these SSDs with a three-year warranty and live technical support.
Kingston is also launching an M.2 SATA SSD called the 2280. Designed for use on Intel’s Z97 chipset it comes in capacities of 120, 240, and 480 GBs and is the retail version of the OEM 2260 M.2 SATA SSD used in ASUS’s Zenbook. It out performs the HyperX FURY SSDs we mentioned early by offering sequential performance in the 500 MB per second range and about 65 thousand Random 4k IOPS in IOMETER. As M.2 SATA SSDs go this looks like a solid offering from Kingston.
All in all it’s been a busy Computex for Kingston as they’ve set a few overclocking records, launched a slew of new products, and once again demonstrated their commitment to PC enthusiasts and gamers alike.S|A
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