Hailed as successor to existing DDR2 memory, DDR3 promises significant performance gains at lower voltage levels (HyperX 1.7v versus 1.8v with DDR2 and ValueRAM 1.5v versus 1.8v with DDR2), resulting in lower power consumption.
Kingston also announced shipping ValueRAM 1333MHz DDR3 modules to coincide with the X38 motherboards to be launched later this year.
Rajesh Panicker, country manager (India) of Kingston Technology, said,
"Kingston has been working closely with Asus, Gigabyte, and other top motherboard manufacturers in our HyperX DDR3 testing process. We successfully screened and yielded production quantities of DDR3 memory at 1,375MHz, giving technology early adopters and gamers the opportunity to test-drive the newest motherboards at some of the highest performance levels available."
The DDR3 modules are shipping in 512MB and 1GB capacities, and in 1GB and 2GB memory kits.
Depending on the sizes, HyperX 1375MHz DDR3 memory modules are available for prices ranging from Rs 8,380 to Rs 30,370. ValueRAM 1066MHz DDR3 memory modules are prices between Rs 7,160 and Rs 26,200. Whereas ValueRAM 1333MHz DDR3 memory modules come for anything between Rs 10,365 and Rs 38,925.
All DDR3 modules come along with a lifetime warranty and free technical support.