It's not easy being blue
Subject: Memory | February 25, 2009 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Low latency, low voltage DDR3 is what Core i7 owners are looking for, and Kingston has delivered with their HyperX DDR3-1866 3GB kit. At 1866MHz and 9-9-9-27, and keeping in the safe 1.65V, the kit's specs match most gamers desires and with heatspreaders standing twice the height of a DIMM heat shouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, once X-bit Labs tried to push the memory's frequency it turns out that those extra tall heatspreaders only cause difficulty for large CPU heatsink users and really don't seem to help the DIMMs noticeably.
"Gilded contacts, gigantic heat-spreaders and high frequencies at only 1.65V voltage! How
big of a performance boost we get from using high-frequency memory with a CPU at nominal
speeds and during overclocking? Read our review to find out!"
Here are some more Memory articles from around the web:
- Patriot 6GB DDR3 PC3-12800
1600MHz Viper Series Low Latency Kit @ Overclock3D
- OCZ 6GB 1600MHz CL7 DDR3
OCZ3P1600LV6GK @ Benchmark Reviews
- Corsair Dominator GT 3x2GB PC3-15000 CL7 Memory Kit Review @ Hardware
- DDR3 Round-Up: Memory Performance With The Core i7 @ HotHardware
- Crucial PC2-8500U DDR2 1066Mhz RAM @ Techware Labs
- Silicon Power DDR3-1333 CL9 @ InsideHW
Phenom 2 X4 810/ X3 720 BE - DDR3 Review @ DriverHeaven