After an earthquake hit Japan in March 2011, combined with tsunami and nuclear meltdown fears, analysts believed that the price of DRAM chips would drive upwards and the low prices consumers have been enjoying until then was going to end soon. Fast growing demand from PC OEMs was largely overlooked, however, and even after a year later, DDR3 memory prices remain low and affordable. This allows more users to outfit their systems with high capacity, fast memory and low latency kits that normally would've cost up to four times as much, compared to prior years.
Kingston Technology, as one of the world largest independent memory enhancement product manufacturers, has a wide ranging DDR3 product line for the desktop market. During CES 2012 in January, HiTechLegion saw first-hand the various advanced applications users can take advantage of, utilizing fast Kingston memory modules. Although Kingston is always developing memory technologies, one new product they showed in Las Vegas for CES 2012 features something primarily more of a cosmetic change: a limited edition red themed HyperX memory module.
The Kingston HyperX Red Limited Edition DDR3 memory kit comes in 4GB singles or 8GB pairs. The Kingston HyperX Red Limited Edition memory modules also come in either 1333MHz or 1600MHz frequencies, sporting a similar low-height aluminum heatspreader design as the Kingston HyperX Blu modules. The Kingston HyperX Red Limited Edition DDR3 memory kits are XMP ready and come with 9-9-9-27 timings at 1.5V for the 1333MHz modules and 1.65V for the 1600MHz kit. Users looking for a dual-channel memory kit that matches their red themed motherboard or case will be pleased to have the Kingston HyperX Red Limited Edition DDR3 modules as an option.