A few weeks back we took a look at Kingston's First incarnation of the HyperX 3500, and the single stick performed very well. Kingston answered back with a Lower Latency line of the HyperX, and today we are going to look at the PC3500 CL2. Two of them to be exact to see how they play in Dual Channel mode with the ABIT NF7-S v2. If the first batch of the HyperX series are an indicator if what the Low Latency sticks can do, then we should see a nice improvement in the performance of the memory.
In case if you didn't read the first review, Kingston was established in 1987, has grown to be the largest independent memory module manufacturer in the industry,
and is involved in the DRAM process from the dicing of the wafer to encasing the integrated circuits to assembling the module to testing the finished product. They also have rigorous testing procedures to ensure that the memory they are selling will achieve the advertised speeds. You can read more about their testing here.
Packaging and Specs
Kingston's HyperX comes packaged in the standard memory packaging, along with installation instructions and warranty information. The PC3500 modules are rated at 434MHz 2-3-3-7-1T (CAS 2)@ 2.6V. The 512MB modules are dual bank (the 256MB are single bank), and come with the blue aluminum heat spreaders. The components on this module include sixteen 32M x 8-bit (8M x 8-bit x 4 Bank / 217MHz, 4.6ns) DDR434 SDRAM in TSOP packages. As stated by Kingston, the HyperX is specially engineered and tested for higher speeds and overclocking.
Here are the official specs and features:
New HyperX Enthusiast Grade Modules:
Designed and built by the world's largest independent memory manufacturer
High performance DDR memory tested at speeds up to 434MHz
CAS Latency 2 support for leading-edge performance
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