Subject: Storage, Shows and Expos | January 6, 2015 - 08:08 AM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: Marvell 88SS9293, ssd, Predator, pcie, M.2, kingston, hyperx, ces 2015, CES
This morning Kingston officially launched their HyperX Predator. This is an M.2 PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD using a Marvell 88SS9293 controller. We would normally paste their press photo here, but we were fortunate enough to get our own photo from one of the press events last night:
I can see just how this design went down. Marketing guy tells design guy "make this look cool". Design guy epically succeeds by leaving the PCIe data lane differential pair traces unmasked. There's no doubt this is a PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD, as you can clearly pick out the four sets of traces. It's a subtle thing that makes the HHHL adapter board look just so much cooler.
The HyperX Predator will also be available in a bare M.2 2280 form factor, seen here in a new Broadwell NUC:
The Marvell controller at use here is a native PCIe solution and should have no issue reaching 1.4 GB/sec reads and 1 GB/sec writes. Capacities will launch at 240 GB and 480GB, with a 960GB option coming mid 2015. We will publish a full performance review of this attractive new SSD just as soon as we get a sample in for testing.
Full press blast after the break.
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Subject: General Tech, Memory, Storage | June 9, 2014 - 11:08 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: kingston, ssd, hyperx
Kingston, known primarily for RAM, flash drives, and SSDs, discussed the health of their company. VR-Zone reported on the interview and highlighted the company's sentiments about the PC industry. Long story short, Kingston sees growth in sales of PC gaming hardware -- apparently 20% year-over-year. The company expects that this growth comes primarily from SSD upgrades, either from rotating media or, they claim, replacing years-old, entry-level SSDs with more modern (probably in both speed and size) options.
Nathan Su, APAC (Asia-Pacific) director of Kingston, believes that "many users" have experienced low-tier SSDs and, it seems, would be willing to invest in the full thing. He does not clarify what he means, whether he is talking about SSD caching, or just a really small (or slow) SSDs from drive generations past.
There is a bit of a concern that SSD prices will continue to fall, with some drives reaching under 40c/GB in recent sales. As a consumer, I (selfishly) hope that prices continue to drop, while still remaining profitably sustainable for the manufacturers. Hopefully Kingston is accounting for this and will continue to see growth at the same time.
So Many MHz, So Little Time...
If you've looked at memory for your system lately you've likely noticed a couple of things. First, memory prices have held steady for the past few months, but are still nearly double what they were a little over a year ago. Second, now that DDR3 has been a mature standard for years, there is a vast selection of RAM from many vendors, all with nearly identical specs. The standard has settled at 1600MHz for DDR3, and most desktop memory is programmed for this speed. Granted, many modules run at overclocked speeds, and there are some out there with pretty outlandish numbers, too - and it’s one of those kits that we take a look at today.
Hardly subtle, the Kingston HyperX 'Predator' dual channel kit for review today is clocked at a ridiculous 1066MHz OVER the 1600MHz standard. That's right, this is 2666MHz memory! It seems like such a big jump would have to provide increased system performance across the board, and that's exactly what we're going to find out.
We all want to get the most out of any component, and finding the best option at a given price is part of planning any new build or upgrade. While every core part is sold at a particular speed, and most can be overclocked, there are still some qualifying factors that make selecting the fastest part for your budget a little more complicated. Speed isn't based on MHz alone – as with processors, where it often comes down to number of cores, how many instructions per clock cycle a given CPU can churn out, etc.
Subject: Memory | March 12, 2013 - 05:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: kingston, hyperx, HyperX Genesis 10th Anniversary Special Edition, DDR3-2400
Kingston has put together a 16GB, 4DIMM quad (or dual) channel DDR-2400 kit with timings of 11-13-13-30 available for $160. They've designed compact heat spreaders for this kit so even with the tight confines of the CPU socket which have become common today you should be able to fit these in your system without much difficulty. From TechPowerUp's testing these DIMMs seem to be running all out at stock speeds, even upping the voltage only allowed them a stable 2468MHz perhaps not a problem on boards which cannot break 2400MHz in the BIOS. They do mention that the Anniversary Special Editions have limited availability so if their review tempts you, purchase this kit as soon as you can.
"To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the HyperX brand, Kinston has released a limited edition line up called the HyperX Genesis 10th Anniversary Special Edition. We take a look at the top-end 16 GB 2400 MHz CL11 kit, a blazing fast kit with performance to match."
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 16GB 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit Review @ NikKTech
- G.Skill TridentX F3-2666C11Q-16GTXD 4x 4GB 2666 MHz C11 @ techPowerUp
- Avexir MPower Series DDR3 2400MHz 8GB Memory Kit @ eTeknix
- Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP and Crucial Ballistix Sport VLP Dual-Channel DDR3 Memory Kits @ X-bit Labs
- Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP & Sport VLP 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
- Kingston HyperX Limited Edition PC3-19200 16GB Quad Channel @ TechARP
- BIOS Option Of The Week - SDRAM 1T Command @ TechARP
Subject: Storage | November 17, 2011 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: usb 2.0, usb 3.0, kingston, hyperx, flash
Fountain Valley, CA -- November 17, 2011 -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is designed for enthusiasts and gamers, and features the fastest speeds and largest capacities that Kingston has to offer in a USB Flash drive.
Its high-speed eight-channel architecture provides USB 3.0 data transfer rates of up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write. Users can save time associated with opening, editing and copying large files and applications between devices. The fast write speeds also allow users to work on large files or applications directly from the USB 3.0 drive without performance lag.
"Enthusiasts have long known HyperX as the memory of choice for overclockers and power users who need the most performance from system memory," said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston. "The new DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 USB Flash drive continues this tradition. With the fastest speeds and largest capacity, this storage device is the perfect solution for users who require high performance and carry a lot of data."
The DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities. The 256GB capacity can store approximately 10 Blu-ray Discs (25GB each), 54 DVDs (4.7GB each), 48,640 MP3s (4MB each) or 13,473,684 Microsoft Word files pages with various formatting and basic graphics.
With a durable and sleek design, the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is a terrific portable storage solution for gamers, enthusiasts, early adopters and high-end consumers who require the best performance and highest capacities to carry their digital library. Faster speeds and higher capacities enable users to quickly store their digital files and keep it with them at all times, in HyperX style.
DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 features a metal and rubberized casing with a reinforced key ring hole for daily use. It allows users to keep it with them at all times, as it can be easily attached to a key ring or lanyard.
DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 is backed by a five-year warranty, 24/7 tech support and legendary Kingston reliability. For more information visit www.kingston.com.
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 Features and Specifications:
- Capacities: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
- USB 3.0: up to 225MB/s read and 135MB/s write
- USB 2.0: up to 30 MB/s read/write
- 8-Channel Architecture Backwards Compatible: with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports
- Solid/rugged design: durable metal and rubberized casing provides increased protection
- ReadyBoost Support
- Dimensions: 2.952" x 0.916" x 0.626" (74.99mm x 23.29mm x 15.9mm)
- Operating Temperature: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
- Storage Temperature: -4°F to 185°F (-20°C to 85°C)
- Simple: just plug into any USB port
- Practical: durable casing with a solid lanyard loop
- Warranty: 5 Years
Subject: Memory | April 29, 2011 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: sodimm, kingston, hyperx, ddr3-1866
If you prefer your laptop to be ultrapowerful not ultraportable then Kingston has a SODIMM kit that you are going to love. 8GBs of DDR3-1866 in two SODIMMs with timings of 11-11-11-32 2T, the star of the 6 new HyperX DDR3 kits from Kingston. That will give yor laptop a boost many desktops still don't have. Legit Reviews were very impressed with the performance jump they saw on their Sandy Bridge laptop, calling it the next best thing to upgrading to an SSD.
"The performance numbers from upgrading to the Kingston HyperX Plug and Play 8GB DDR3 1866MHz memory kit was insane. We saw performance gains from 6% to 86% depending on the benchmarks with the largest performance gains coming from graphics intensive games. Who would have thought that the area that gained the most was the frame rate in games? If you want to get better performance out of the Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU on your Sandy Bridge laptop this is more than likely the best way to go about it. You can literally feel and see the difference in everything that you do on the system, so this is an ideal upgrade for those that want 8GB of memory and better performance..."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
- Patriot Viper Xtreme DDR3-1600 Tri-Channel 6Gb Kit @ FunkyKit
- Mushkin Ridgeback 996991 PC3-16000 8GB Review @ OCC
- G.Skill RipjawsX 1600MHz CL7 4GB @ VR-Zone
- G.Skill Ripjaws-X DDR3-2133 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers
- Crucial Ballistix Finned DDR3 1866 MHz CL9 4 GB @ techPowerUp