Kingston’s New 2666 MHz HyperX ‘Ivy Bridge’ Memory Impresses at E3

In addition to covering all of the video game action at E3 last week I also had the chance to check out a few new technology items at the ShowStoppers event hosted at the Icon LA venue.  Kingston had a presence there, and they were showing off their new HyperX memory modules’ ability to handle anything that the PC it was plugged into could throw at it.  The demo I saw featured a rig setup with 65GB of HyperX RAM running an intense Adobe After Effects operation.  Mind you that this memory is designed to run with Intel’s new ‘Ivy Bridge’ line of CPUs, so speed is all the rage in these new memory modules.

The demo was beyond amazing considering that the After Effects operation never even touched the PC’s main memory.  The Kingston HyperX modules were able to handle the entire operation with only requiring about 10% of the PC’s CPU power.  I saw no hiccups in the operation as it processed massive amounts of video without skipping a beat.  Obviously not everyone will be able to buy 65GB of HyperX RAM to use, but I have no doubt that just a few sticks of this ultra-fast memory will greatly enhance your computing experience.

The Kingston 2666MHz HyperX memory demo was impressive, but they also had some Wi-Drives on display, and that tech was equally impressive to the RAM demo.  Their Wi-Drives are exactly what you’d expect from reading the device’s name.  It’s a wireless HDD that doesn’t require any cables to connect to your device of choice.  I would equate it to Apple’s Time Capsule minus the ability to be a router.

The Kingston Wi-Drive is the perfect solution for full home PC backup operations.  You could have it located anywhere you want while still being able to backup your data to it.  Very cool tech, and it’s fairly affordable because they’re making room for a new line.  The Kingston Wi-Drive 16 GB will run you about $40 on Amazon, and then it scales up from there.

Overall Kingston’s offerings at E3 were very impressive.  I think gamers and film makers will both love the new HyperX memory line, which should easily chew through any intense operation sent at it.  If you’ve been looking for a new way to backup your files you will also love their Wi-Drive line.  For some more details on the HyperX memory modules you can check out the official press release below.  You’ve been wishing you had a PC with 65GB of RAM installed…

Kingston Technology to Ship Ultra-fast 2666MHz HyperX Memory to Support New Third-Generation Intel Core ‘Ivy Bridge’ Processors

  • 16GB, 8GB and 4GB Dual-channel kits Certified up to 2800MHz Frequencies
  • Top Speed 2800MHz Kits Perform Flawlessly on High-end Asus and Gigabyte Motherboards

Fountain Valley, CA — June 3, 2012 — Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping HyperX® dual-channel kits engineered especially for the new Intel® third-generation CoreTM i7 and i5 processors (Ivy Bridge). Kingston® HyperX memory is available in 16GB and 8GB kits of two at 1600MHz, 2133MHz, 2400MHz and soon to be speedy 2666MHz frequencies.

“The new 22nm architecture of this processor allows significant performance gains for benchmarkers, enthusiasts and overclockers,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. “Enthusiasts who want to push the performance boundaries of the new processors will want to pair it with Kingston HyperX memory. Our 2666MHz kit combined with the top CPU in the Ivy Bridge family will allow unparalleled performance.”

Kingston achieved Intel XMP certification for its family of HyperX memory specifically engineered for the new 3000 series processors. The certification can be seen here. In addition, 2800MHz HyperX kits were certified on the following motherboards: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H.

Kingston HyperX memory is available through Kingston’s channel of authorized distributors, resellers, e-tailers and retailers. It is backed by a lifetime warranty and free technical support.


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