Kingston introduces 12GB triple-channel DDR3 RAM kit

By on May 27, 2009, 4:38 PM
Kingston announced a new product in their HyperX series today, a 12GB triple-channel DDR3 1600MHz RAM kit. Consisting of three 4GB modules, the company is proudly the first to release a kit of its specifications. Naturally, the kit is mostly targeting the hardcore users seeking to max out their x58-based machines.


Senior technology manager at the company, Mark Tekunoff, was boastful of Kingston having been the first to release 2GHz kits, and expressed his enthusiasm about the recently introduced memory. He went on to say that this particular set of RAM was tested on the Asus P6T Deluxe motherboard and was capable of reaching 1,600MHz at 1.65V with respectable 9-9-9-27 timings. The latest HyperX offering has the largest capacity in the series.

For most, having 12 or 24GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM is a sheer novelty – and one that won’t come cheap with this memory. Kingston’s 12GB HyperX kit will launch in the US with an MSRP of $1,400; or about the cost of our “Mid-range Enthusiast's PC.” Although some will buy it regardless, I hope at least a fraction of the purchasers will truly put the RAM to use.




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captain828 said:
[quote]Although some will buy it regardless, I hope at least a fraction of the purchasers will truly put the RAM to use. [/quote]I barely see a usage for a consumer to use this much RAM.Hell, you'd have to use SEVERAL virtual machines at once, and I still doubt those 12GB would be maxed out.I'd sincerely prefer a 6GB Triple-Channel 1600MHz kit @ CAS7 over this.
TD_Baker said:
For $1400 I can get a new notebook or an LCD TV, I can't imagine any 'hardcore' person would spend that much on memory, since there aren't that much games/applications that would use that much...unless there creating a server or rendering Shrek 10 on it :)
tengeta said:
DDR3 has become a freakin joke. Just a way to make a ton of money off people who think they actually need faster memory. Hello people; if everything else in your system can't keep up there is no freakin point. Triple Channel RAM is costing more than 2TB HDD's, that makes no sense whatsoever.Then again, people will pay $200 more for a video card with "DDR5" on it.
TomSEA said:
That's just nuts. Impressive, but nuts. Anyone who buys this much RAM and especially at that price is doing it strictly for bragging rights or has more money than sense.
Matthew said:
[b]Originally posted by TomSEA:[/b][quote]That's just nuts. Impressive, but nuts. Anyone who buys this much RAM and especially at that price is doing it strictly for bragging rights or has more money than sense.[/quote]Even in the current economic decline, unfortunately, there is no shortage of people who fit that description.
captain828 said:
[b]Originally posted by Matthew:[/b][quote][b]Originally posted by TomSEA:[/b][quote]That's just nuts. Impressive, but nuts. Anyone who buys this much RAM and especially at that price is doing it strictly for bragging rights or has more money than sense.[/quote]Even in the current economic decline, unfortunately, there is no shortage of people who fit that description.[/quote]I know quite a few... and some play just WoW.
tengeta said:
WoW players are convinced that they need $200 dollar gigabit cards and the latest GeForce, otherwise your going to be far too noobzor and lag to death, missing many chuck norris man loving comments that they talk about in trade chat all day.
Eddie_42 said:
[b]Originally posted by tengeta:[/b][quote]WoW players are convinced that they need $200 dollar gigabit cards and the latest GeForce, otherwise your going to be far too noobzor and lag to death, missing many chuck norris man loving comments that they talk about in trade chat all day.[/quote]that's a horrible misconception, but thanks for the stereotype. There is nothing wrong with wanting a $200 card. Why not purchase something that can keep up with any computing need for a few years instead of just dropping $35 on a Geforce 5series. WoW players play other games; they have lives too. Crazy enough, some of them even have families, and college degrees, and steady jobs. back on topic, i agree that this is a ridiculous amount of RAM and is purely for bragging rights. The other components needed to max out this much memory would be equally expensive. Id imagine $4-5K should do the trick.
Julio said:
I don't believe Kingston will sell more than a dozen of these kits at those prices. If anything, it's all about the bragging rights.
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