When it comes to high performance memory modules, it goes without saying that Kingston has a name and reputation to protect in this area – and they certainly intend to live up to expectations with the latest release which will come in the form of the Kingston HyperX Plug and Play memory. This will be plug-and-play, being part of a series of high-performance enthusiast memory. The HyperX PnP in fact are the first modules to scale the higher memory heights, being part of the second generation Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs. The memory itself has been programmed with faster frequencies and when ‘plugged’ into a system that relies on the Sandy Bridge chipset, it will automatically ‘play’ at either 1600MHz or 1866MHz in both desktop and notebook PC configurations.
The modules were specially programmed using JEDEC-compliant settings, where this enables 1600MHz and 1866MHz frequency support. In fact, using these new memory modules are a snap since it is as easy as plugging in the memory and turning on the machine, where the system will be able to automatically recognize faster memory speed without the need to fool or tweak around with your BIOS settings – something that requires caution for new computer users. Users ought to be able to notice immediate performance gains after their “upgrade” since overclocking is automatic with the HyperX Plug and Play modules. Apart from that, the modules are backwards compatible with previously released DDR3 systems on the market, now how about that?
According to Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston, “The HyperX engineering team has been thoroughly innovative in designing a memory module that automatically raises performance with no overclocking steps required. By using JEDEC-compliant settings to create performance timings, enthusiasts can max out native frequencies on current Sandy Bridge systems and older DDR3 machines.” [Press Release]