By using ultra high density modules, Kingston’s new HyperX Beast series of enthusiast memory is able to offer capacities of up to 64GB alongside striking good looks and 2400MHz frequencies.
With DRAM prices remaining at historically low levels, manufacturers have continued to push memory capacities and speeds. Currently, the X79 platform is the battleground of choice with huge memory kits of up to 64GB becoming available and Kingston is the latest to enter the fray with their new HyperX Beast series.
At first glance, the HyperX Beast kits aren’t unique. Like other kits they are available with 4GB and 8GB modules, allowing for capacities ranging from 8GB all the way up to 64GB and frequencies that start at 1600MHz CL9 and continue to 2400MHz CL11, all with Intel XMP support. However, this lack of differentiation hasn’t led to a “me too” feel since the Beast products boast a great looking heatsink design and are one of the few memory kits that offer a top-to-bottom list of capacity, speed and latency options. If you’re looking for a specific combination of memory specifications for your system, the HyperX Beast series will likely have it.
Kingston certainly isn’t the first manufacturer to offer an 8x 8GB memory kit but they’re among a select few with a 64GB kit clocked at 2133MHz. With such high specifications and the relative rarity of competing products, expect to pay a hefty price for the higher capacity Beast kits as alternatives routinely come in at close to $700.
For additional information, visit Kingston’s product page.