While it has yet to be officially annouced, Corsair is suspected to be making the introductions to their 16GB DDR2-800 XMS2 Memory kit sometime in the coming week. The QUAD2X16G-6400 SKU can be found at various online retailers websites, and for those looking to finally max out the 16GB ceiling of most DDR2 motherboards, here is your chance.
The units do have a fairly steep price tag , roughly $839 CAD or $699USD, but this is only one a miniscule handful of 16GB kits available – and to the best of our knowledge, the only one available to consumers at this time. Why a regular desktop would need 16GB is not the question, the fact is, if you want it, you can now get it. However, given Intel’s X58 triple channel (6 DIMM slot) capabilities, one would suspect it is only a matter of time before 16GB is acheiveable in a DDR3 form, at a potentially substantial lower cost.