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.