Kingston Announces HyperX Beast DDR3 Memory

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There's no major reasons to get such high speed DDR3 with heatsinks, unless if you're using an APU or some other memory-bandwidth intensive software. But APUs are budget chips, and pairing it with high priced RAM makes little sense compared to a budget CPU with a mid-range GPU.

I'm looking forward to the day where RAM comes with heatsinks without busting the wallet...
 

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[citation][nom]mousseng[/nom]Is $35 too much for 8GB of low-voltage DDR3-1600 with heatspreaders...?[/citation]
Agreed. You kinda have to be a cheapskate to think RAM is expensive right now.
 

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[citation][nom]mousseng[/nom]Is $35 too much for 8GB of low-voltage DDR3-1600 with heatspreaders...?[/citation]

I spent $15 for 8 GB of laptop DDR3-1333 RAM. I do not expect little sheets of aluminum to cost more than $10-$15.
 

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[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]I spent $15 for 8 GB of laptop DDR3-1333 RAM. I do not expect little sheets of aluminum to cost more than $10-$15.[/citation]

It still costs over $100 for 2 sticks of 4GB DDR2 800MHZ SODIMM memory for my laptop
 

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[citation][nom]danwat1234[/nom]It still costs over $100 for 2 sticks of 4GB DDR2 800MHZ SODIMM memory for my laptop[/citation]

That's because DDR2 is no longer in production,
 

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^^ Well put, anything old and not made any more cost an arm and a leg, it was going to cost me like $100 bucks a stick for my P4 to upgrade from 2 to 4 gig, wasn't worth it so put the $200 towards a new rig

 

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I'm not sure where you got an incredible deal like that (a year ago I paid $20 for 4GB of laptop memory), but that's not representative of the DRAM market right now at all (or for the past years, for that matter). Also keep in mind that pricing for computer hardware doesn't work like pricing for other things - a component's value is not based on the sum its materials.
 

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Just hoping to see see a dram with desent timings and very low profile. These high heatspreaders are real pain in the... with smaller mother board and big CPU cooler.
 

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[citation][nom]madjimms[/nom]I'm rocking $30 8GB DDR3 1333 naked (no heatsync) & not giving two fucks.[/citation]

Damn. I remember back in the early 80's not being able to wait to upgrade my TRS-80 CoCo from 2 (get this) K of ram to 4k. I had to wait until the price dropped to $200. Man how the hardware has advanced!
 

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[citation][nom]spentshells[/nom]Not true its in most tablets and some smartphones so yes it is still in production[/citation]

One does not simply stick an embedded RAM into a RAM slot, or a RAM stick into an embedded RAM pin connectors.
 

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[citation][nom]spentshells[/nom]Not true its in most tablets and some smartphones so yes it is still in production[/citation]
DDR2L may still be in production but the DRAM intended for smartphones/tablets usually has a 32bits wide data interface whereas desktop DIMMs use 8x 8bits chips per DIMM side.

While it might be technically possible to make a DDR2L DIMM using 4x x32 DRAMs, it might not be compatible with chipsets/CPUs/BIOS due to unexpected configuration and there is the risk of frying it if used with a standard-voltage DDR2 controller.

While there is still some DDR2(L) being manufactured, most of it is not intended nor suitable for the PC market. When shopping for brand-new standard desktop DDR2, you are looking for something that has very limited production volume because DRAM manufacturers do not want to write off millions in unsold inventory.
 

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Kingston marketing department:
"I have a brilliant idea! Let's take the same RAM we have been selling all this time and slap a new heatsink on it!"
"Genius! This will sell like hotcakes!"
"We'll name it Beast so that it will appeal to teenagers dissatisfied with their CoD performance!"
 
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