Kingston Technology First to Ship 2133MHz Memory for Intel Core i5 Platform

Fast HyperX 4GB Kits Available at 1.65 Volts; 8GB Kits to Come

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is leading the charge in memory support for Intel's new LGA1156 Core i5(TM) and Core i7(TM) systems by shipping super-fast 2133MHz HyperX(R) running at a low 1.65 volts. The XMP-ready Kingston(R) 4GB dual-channel 2133MHz CL8 kit is the perfect choice for ultra-enthusiasts who are ready to take the Intel(R) Core i5 platform to the next level of memory overclocking performance.



"Intel has worked closely with Kingston on testing HyperX memory for use with the Core i5 platform and P55 chipset," said Geof Findley, Memory Ecosystem Manager, Intel. "We've seen great results from all of the Kingston memory especially the high-performance dual-channel kits. The combination of Kingston HyperX and Core i5 utilizing the Nehalem architecture brings unsurpassed performance for mainstream and enthusiast users."

Kingston is shipping a family of XMP-ready HyperX products in different frequencies to support users of all levels who want to take full advantage of the Core i5 platform. Available in e-tail since late August, HyperX memory running at 1.65 volts are shipping in 4GB kits at 1333-, 1600-, 2000- and 2133MHz frequencies. In late September, Kingston will launch 8GB kits of two in 1333- and 1600MHz frequencies for users who wish to take advantage of 64-bit operating systems.

"Kingston has worked with our terrific partners including Intel, Asus, Gigabyte and MSI worldwide, to develop a series of memory kits that deliver top-notch performance on some of the finest motherboards being launched this week," said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston. "While the 2133MHz modules are engineered for benchmarkers and overclockers, our new 1600MHz frequency is the perfect choice for mainstream users who want to build their own rigs with P55 motherboards and 1156-pin processors."

Videos showing the top-of-class HyperX 2133MHz CL8 kits working on P55-based motherboards from Asus and Gigabyte are available at and

Kingston has also changed its part numbering system to make it easier to decipher. All HyperX part numbers begin with a 'KHX' designator and are now followed by the module's frequency. A complete explanation can be found at

         Kingston HyperX DDR3 Dual-Channel 1.65 volt Specifications
                                                             MSRP (U.S.
    Part Number            Capacity and Features               only).
    -----------            ---------------------             ----------
    KHX2133C8D3T1K2/4GX    4GB 2133MHz (CL8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v)    $394.00
                           kit of 2 optimized for XMP

    KHX2133C9D3T1K2/4GX    4GB 2133MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v)    $269.00
                           kit of 2 optimized for XMP

    KHX2000C8D3T1K2/4GX    4GB 2000MHz (CL8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v)    $198.00
                           kit of 2 optimized for XMP

    KHX2000C9D3T1K2/4GX    4GB 2000MHz (CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.65v)    $140.00
                           kit of 2 optimized for XMP

    KHX1600C8D3T1K2/4GX    4GB 1600MHz (CL8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v)    $137.00
                           kit of 2 optimized for XMP

    KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX      4GB 1600MHz (CL8-8-8-24 @ 1.65v)    $132.00
                           kit of 2 optimized for XMP

    KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX      4GB 1333MHz (CL7-7-7-21 @ 1.65v)    $125.00
                           kit of 2 optimized for XMP

Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support. For detailed information please visit the Kingston Web site at

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit

Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

SOURCE Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

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