Legit Memory Reviews
CES 2010: Kingston HyperX 24GB 1600MHz Memory Kit
|Date:||Mon, Jan 11, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Legit Staff|
24GB of HyperX Memory
CES always brings out new and awe inspiring products. One such product is the Kingston HyperX 24GB DDR3 1600MHz memory kit. Yes, that's right, 24 Gigabytes at 1600MHz! Photoshop users rejoice!
The kit consists of 6x 4GB Memory DIMM's, rated with a CAS Latency of 9, and run at an impressive 1600MHz. Kingston had a system on hand to show us what could be done with 24GB of memory. It consisted of an Intel 965 Processor, ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard, a pair of Kingston M series SSDNOW drives in RAID 0, an AMD Radeon HD 5870 video card, Cooler Master V8 CPU heat sink, Cooler Master 900W PSU, and a Cooler Master ATCS 840 case with a custom Hyper X paint job by Smooth Creations.
As you can see in the screen shot above, the machine was up and running on Windows 7 with VMWare Workstation running 8 Virtual Machines, each running Windows 7. The system was also running the Unigine "Heaven" demo at the same time. We were surprised to find that the system was still very responsive when moving between VM instances, the host OS, and the video demo.
With VMWare Desktop Director and the "Heaven" benchmark running, the system was using 22.6GB of memory.
If you are ready to order one straight away, the part number is KHX1600C9D3K6/24GX. It will cost you a cool $1598 to have Photoshop/Virtual Machine bliss, but to anyone that works with a lot of large files at the same time in Photoshop or does a lot of VM testing the cost can be easily justified.
Keep in mind that you're going to need a motherboard with an X58 chipset, or a 2P board to be able to use this kit of memory. Also, you may need to update your BIOS to support 24GB of memory, so check with your motherboard manufacturer to get the latest version.
Kingston has also announced a 16GB HyperX 1600MHz CL9 part in a 4x 4GB configuration for P55 motherboards. The part number is KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX and carries an MSRP of $1065.
These high density memory kits are not the only things Kingston was showing off at CES, check out Page 2 for some more cool (literally) memory kits.
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