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Memory manufacturer Kingston Technologies has just demonstrated new blaring speeds for its HyperX DDR3 memory products. Shortly put, the company managed to overclock the memory modules to an unbelievable
2133 MHz clock speed using a pre-release sample of motherboard based on Nvidia's next-generation core-logic with DDR3 support.

The HyperX PC3-16000 (KHX16000D2K2/2G) memory modules have been overclocked from their default clock-speed of 2.0GHz to 2.13GHz, but most of its success was credited to the motherboard that supported the computer, built around the "unofficial" Nvidia nForce 790i core-logic, especially designed for Intel's quad-core powerhorses.

The company even shot a small clip of the demonstration, but does not reveal any special system cooling solution, while the memory modules would use average heatspreaders only. The frequency was pushed a mere 5 percent more than the memory modules can deliver, but it was enough to surpass the 2 GHz barrier. The company, however, did not detail upon other hardware specifications such as latency and voltage settings.

In late 2007, more memory manufacturers announced their own 2 GHz memory products based on the DDR3 technology. The most important offerings come from A-Data with their Vitesta DDR3-2000X and Walton Chaintech with the Apogee GT Blazer DDR3 2000 memory kits. Both memory products could reach 2 GHz clock speeds, but they would require at least 2.10-2.15 volts of power. In order to keep the interference levels at a minimum, the memory modules are built on 6-layer printed circuit boards, which makes them extremely expensive.

The DDR3 memory running at 2.0 GHz is in its early stage of adoption, which means that there are very few supportive motherboards to run at this speed, not to mention that not all the memory modules go factory default for the top speed. They are, however, gaining popularity with the advent of the new chipsets from Intel and Nvidia, namely the X48 and Nvidia nForce 790i SLI.

The HyperX PC3-16000 (KHX16000D2K2/2G) memory modules have not been yet introduced on the market, but will hit the shelves before the end of the first quarter.
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