Kingston intros dual-channel memory kits for Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs

Kingston's new memory kits are engineered specifically for Intel's third-generation Core i5 and i7 "Ivy Bridge" processors.

Memory maker Kingston announced on Monday that it has begun shipping memory kits engineered specifically for Intel's new third-generation Core i5 and i7 "Ivy Bridge" processors.

The company's HyperX dual-channel kits come in 8-gigabyte and 16-gigabyte pairs at 1600MHz, 2133MHz, 2400MHz and -- soon -- 2666MHz frequencies.

As always with speeds and feeds, the name of the game here is performance -- whether for benchmarkers, enthusiasts or the designers at your company who have been complaining to the IT department that Adobe Creative Suite keeps dragging down their aging systems. (Or, in our case, our colleagues over at GameSpot who actually play games for a living. Just saying.)

The new memory kits are available now through the usual channels.

A rundown:

  • KHX26C11T1K2/8X HyperX T1 8GB 2666MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM @ 1.65v (Kit of 2) XMP -- "Coming soon."
  • KHX24C11T1K2/8X HyperX T1 8GB 2400MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM @ 1.65v (Kit of 2) XMP -- $89.99
  • KHX21C11T1K2/16X HyperX T1 16GB 2133MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM @ 1.6v (Kit of 2) XMP -- $219.99
  • KHX21C11T1K2/8X HyperX T1 8GB 2133MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM @ 1.6v (Kit of 2) XMP -- $74.99
  • KHX16C10B1K2/16X HyperX Blu 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL10 DIMM @ 1.5v (Kit of 2) XMP -- $129.99