Core i5 & i7 Targeted Memory Kits
Like Intel's motherboard and CPU cooler partners, memory manufacturers are also at the ready with Lynnfield-ready memory kits targeted for the new platform. We've got a few of them to show you here.
First up, we have some shots of Kingston's HyperX KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX kit. As its name implies, the KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX kit consists of a pair of 2GB (4GB total), DDR3-1600 DIMMs, with CAS 8 timings. This is the memory kit we used throughout our testing, and we found it to be high-performance and hassle free.
OCZ came through with another 4GB kit (2GB x 2), but this one is rated for operation at up to 1866MHz, with CAS 9 timings, at only 1.65v. The OCZ Platinum Series 3P1866LV4GK kit is shown here, which feature the company's, perforated honeycombed heat spreader design.
Corsair took things a step further and sent over an 8GB memory kit (2GB x 4) designed for Lynnfield-based systems. The Corsair Dominator CMD8GX3M4A1600C8 DIMMs pictured above feature 8-8-8-24 timings, and are rated for operation at DDR3-1600 speeds at 1.65v. The kit also includes a Dominator cooling fan, for users who prefer to actively cool their memory.