Hands-On with Kingston's DDR4
Neither company has fully announced its DDR4 product families, though we have a decent idea of Corsair's and are learning more about Kingston's (shown above).
Kingston: Replacing Blu, Genesis
On the Kingston and HyperX DDR3 front, the company has already replaced its budget-targeted “Blu” memory with the HyperX Fury modules (reviewed). As of PAX Prime, a “Savage” will be replacing “Genesis,” so the products now look like this:
- Fury (Budget).
- Savage (Mid-Range).
- Retaining Beast and Predator for high-end and OC options.
Kingston's Predator memory was the only DDR4 kit available at PAX, but it can be assumed that the DDR3 lines will potentially be carried over to DDR4 as DDR4 moves toward more mainstream platforms.
Corsair: Sticking To It
Corsair is keeping their Vengeance, Vengeance Pro, and Dominator (Platinum) naming convention into DDR4.
The Vengeance unit is targeted as a mainstream “gamer” option for system builders and tends to fit the budget price range. Vengeance Pro is priced a bit higher and targeted more at professional applications (render rigs, basic overclocking) and mid-range builders. Dominator / Dominator Platinum are specifically built for overclocking and are priced accordingly. The lineup looks like this:
- Vengeance (Budget / borderline mid-range).
- Vengeance Pro (Mid-Range / pro users).
- Dominator / Dominator Platinum for high-end and OC options.
We'll keep you updated as we look into other memory manufacturers.
- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.