There are lots of consumers that do not understand how to tweak the system memory clock in order to extract more performance. From another perspective, the number of notebooks where you can actually change the memory clock is smaller than your chance of winning in Las Vegas.
In order to address the situation and enable the consumers to enjoy the enhanced system performance on both notebooks and desktops, world’s largest manufacturer of Random Access Memory released HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) high-performance memory kits.
Kingston designed the memory to work with Sandy Bridge chipsets and will automatically boot at JEDEC ratified clocks – either 1600MHz or 1866MHz, depending on the HyperX kit user elected to purchase. According to the manufacturer, these are the first modules in the world that will automatically scale to targeted clock speed on both notebook and desktop platforms.
Six launched memory kits target desktop DIMM or notebook SODIMM formats, combining 4GB and 8GB capacity with DDR3-1600 or DDR3-1866. In an interesting turn of events, the company released just the two kits for the desktop platform, KHX1600C9D3P1K2/4G as the 4GB kit ticking at 1600MHz and KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G
i.e. 8GB DDR3-1600.
On the other side, four notebook kits are KHX1600C9S3P1K2/4G (4GB, DDR3-1600), KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G (8GB, DDR3-1600) and KHX1866C11S3P1K2/4G (4GB, DDR3-1866) and KHX1866C11S3P1K2/8G (8GB, DDR3-1866).
Seeing notebooks getting upgraded from DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 to DDR3-1866 is certainly going to bring a significant performance upgrade, especially if your Sandy Bridge notebook doesn’t feature external graphics chip. Is memory getting to be a truly Plug and Play solution? We certainly hope so.