We’re still in the test labs with our Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition Memory modules so here’s a little preview and unboxing of sorts of the commemorative product from Kingston. As some of you may know, Kingston celebrated its 25th year in the business last year and is also welcoming the 10th year of the HyperX brand with a bang. Kingston kicked off the year with a bang by announce a some new products and one of those is the Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition Memory kits. Let’s take a closer look at these celebratory products.[singlepic id=12376 w=580 h=460 float=center]
Here we have the packaging for the quad-channel kit of the HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition modules. These modules come in single stick or dual-/quad-channel kits to suit any application that consumers may have. Speeds range from DDR3-1600 all the way up to DDR3-2400 for some nasty breakneck performance and with kits of up to 32GB in capacities, power users and professionals will appreciate the large variety available for these modules.[singlepic id=12377 w=580 h=460 float=center]
Kingston ships their quad-channel kits in a simple plastic packaging with each DIMM housed in a slot to prevent it from moving around. Each DIMM is evenly spaced to prevent scratching each other.[singlepic id=12378 w=580 h=460 float=center] [singlepic id=12379 w=580 h=460 float=center]
And here are the HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition out of their plastic confines. “Stylish. Silver. Solid.” is how Kingston refers to these RAM and we can’t help but agree. As a HyperX Genesis family member, these modules are Kingston’s response to the mainstream market and are aimed at people who want no-nonsense performance without all the hoopla of overclocking, although we’ve yet to see what these modules can do in the hotseat.[singlepic id=12381 w=580 h=460 float=center]
We really wish Kingston would start using black PCB on their HyperX product line. As a personal note, one of the main turn-off for enthusiasts is the green PCB that is prominently seen in Kingston’s modules which really takes away that enthusiast feel from the product line. Barring that, we’ve always seen Kingston as a very professional company so we can’t really question their decisions.[singlepic id=12383 w=580 h=460 float=center]
Perhaps the most prominent feature of the Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition memory modules are the X-motiff proudly emblazoned on each side of the heatspreader. A 10th-anniversary tag is also labeled on one of the sides and the RAMs just exude quality and refinement all over.
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Utilizing the standard height of typical modules, the HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition memories are compatible with larger CPU coolers provided they have an inch or so of clearance from the DIMM slots. The laser-cut metal X-design nicely breaks up reflections and creates a nice shimmer from an angle.
Look out for our review of these modules due next week where we take these modules and see what the 10th Anniversary product spells for Kingston.
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