Kingston is one of the biggest manufacturers of RAM and has now announced the world’s fastest memory for notebooks with SO-DIMM standard. The memory operates at 2133MHz with 9-11-9-27 timings and 1.5 V operating voltage, which is well below the allowed for Sandy Bridge at 1.65 V.
Kingston’s new memory will be sold in retail and to OEMs in pairs of two 2GB SO-DIMM PC3-17000, and it has also been certified by Intel for XMP. To receive the certificate Kingston tested the memories with the not yet launched ASRock HD65-MXM and an Intel Core i7-2920XM.
Besides the high frequency the memories sport timings at 9-11-9-27 and an operating voltage of only 1.5 V, which should be enough to make them energy efficient and attractive for for notebooks. We don’t expect to see memories with these specifications in every notebooks since processor and chipset has to support them, but for the portable workstation or gaming machine they are definitely an option.
The default to day is 1333 MHz, but with memories at 2133 MHz you will get a big lift in bandwidth at 33.32 GB/s vs. 20.8 GB/s.