Kingston Releases 12GB DDR3 Kit for Core i7

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News Posted: Wed, May 27 2009 12:53 PM

Kingston released the first 12GB triple-channel DDR3 kit for Core i7 systems today. Running at 1600MHz, the kit is comprised of three 4GB modules. This HyperX kit helps enthusiasts get the most out of their Intel Core i7 and X58 platforms. For more information on the kit, check out the full press release below.


Kingston Technology First to Release 12GB Triple-Channel DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz Memory Kit for Intel Core i7 Systems

High-Density 1.6GHz Kit Pushes Edge of Overclocking

Fountain Valley, CA -- May 27, 2009 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is first to market with DDR3 1600MHz 12GB triple-channel memory kits. The HyperX kit of three 4GB modules allows enthusiasts to get the most out of their Intel Core i7 and X58 platforms.


“Kingston was first to release 2GHz kits and has continued to lead the memory charge with more DDR3 offerings since Intel created the triple-channel architecture,” said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. “Our latest kit of three was tested with great success on the Asus P6T Deluxe motherboard and runs at a speedy 1600MHz to take full advantage of the memory controller on the Core i7 processor for unmatched performance.”


The 12GB kit is the largest kit available in the HyperX family of triple-channel memory solutions. Other kits are available in 3GB and 6GB capacities with frequencies up to 2GHz. Kingston HyperX is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support. For detailed information please visit the Kingston Web site at


Kingston HyperX 1600MHz 12GB Triple-Channel Kit

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (U.S. only)


12GB 1600MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v)

DDR3 kit of 3 optimized for XMP

$ 1,400.00





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Every thing is good about this, except for the price... $1400 for RAM!!!! I think not

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Dave_HH replied on Wed, May 27 2009 3:44 PM

Yeah, pricey to be sure.

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Riks replied on Thu, May 28 2009 6:33 PM

just when i thought 8 was enoughIndifferent

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It depends on what you do with your computer...If you're doing renderings, I'm sure it would surely speed things up a fair amount.  However, I can't see someone justifying the price.

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Yeah I just upgraded from 2 to 4GBs and the only thing that really makes use of it that I use on a regular basis is VMs. A few games take up 2.5GBs, but nothing extreme.

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KingT0xic replied on Sun, May 31 2009 3:19 PM

Thats awsome but the price is way to high for any novice computer owner to buy.....

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