Intel's launch of a new high-end CPU, as always, opened the metaphorical floodgates on memory offerings, so Kingston, naturally, launched a big new DDR3 kit.
Kingston's new HyperX memory offer is made of more than one kit, though this isn't surprising, the same way it isn't surprising that the HyperX moniker is the one used.
After all, the X79 motherboards that made their appearance, or will show up later, have different numbers of RAM slots.
The HyperX Genesis line includes kits of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB, all of them quad-channel.
In other words, they will give enthusiasts raw performance increases of about four times compared to single-channel RAM.
“Our latest HyperX offerings are specifically made to maximize performance in Intel’s new Core i7-3960X or 3930K processors with quad-channel memory support,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston.
“HyperX Genesis for the X79 platform will scale new overclocking heights for extreme gamers, benchmarkers, content creators and enthusiasts.”
Kingston's HyperX Genesis operates at 2,400 MHz or 2,133 MHz in kits of four modules (8 GB and 16 GB) or 1,866 MHz and 1,600 MHz clock speeds for four-module and eight-module kits of 8 to 32 GB. All of them are XMP-certified.
This means that the line isn't solely restricted to the absolute highest tier of the DDR3 market (like the overwhelmingly capacious G.Skill RipjawsZ
of 64 GB) but also ready for the mainstream, more or less (like Avexir's Core Series
Gigabyte, ASUS, MSI, ASRock and other companies already have X79 motherboards up for order, all of them featuring the LGA 2011 CPU socket demanded by the newest Intel CPUs.
We actually reviewed the Core i7-3960X
, so go over and read about the pros and cons, unless the decision making is over and buying is the goal, in which case this
is probably the better suited destination.