Kingston Release A Trio Of New HyperX Products

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅13.08.2014 13:34:24





Kingston have taken media day at Gamescom to announce a bevvy of new products for their HyperX gaming brand, encompassing the budget-oriented FURY line, a replacement for the HyperX Genesis RAM range, and a new Cloud headset.

First up are a set of new HyperX FURY Flash Drives. Targeting gamers who need faster than USB 2.0 storage but on a budget, the drives join entry-level FURY RAM and SSDs revealed earlier this year. In addition to a durable exterior they're also capable of speeds up to 90MB/s read / 30MB/s write and available in capacities of 16, 32 and 64GB (coloured red, blue and black respectively).

Kingston are backing the Fury Flash Drives with a 5 year warranty.

Selected Specifications

Cost-effective: HyperX USB performance in lower capacity options
Performance: USB 3.0 speeds, backwards compatible with USB 2.0
Stylish: Edgy casing design with built-in key loop to complement the latest computing and gaming devices
Plug and Play: Easy to use, no software required
Console Compatibility: with PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360. Functionality varies by console.
Customizable: add your logo for unique co-branding
Guaranteed: Five-year warranty, free technical support
Capacities: 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB
Speed: 90MB/s read and 30MB/s write
Dimensions: 60.23mm x 21.40mm x 9.80mm
Weight: Channel 8.76 (g)



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Moving to the DRAM side of the business we come to the ushering out of the venerable HyperX Genesis, at least for the time being. Much like FURY replaced the HyperX blu lineup Genesis is replaced by 'HyperX Savage', which finally features both low-profile aluminium heatspreaders and a black PCB.

Savage DIMMs are due to be shipped later this month and will be available in speeds up to 2400MHz, low CAS latencies and in kits of up to 32GB (4 x 8GB, 8GB being the maximum single-DIMM capacity). These DDR3 DIMMs are compatible with the complete range of current desktop PC platforms including the recently released Z97 motherboards and Haswell Refresh CPUs.

Selected Specifications

Fast: top-performing modules available with low-profile heat spreader
Unique: red, asymmetrical heat spreader sets new trends for PC builds
Quality: aluminium die-cast heat spreader with a diamond cut finish
Design: low profile to fit under oversized CPU coolers
Reliable: 100-percent factory tested
Guaranteed: lifetime warranty, free technical support
Capacity: 4GB-8GB (single), 8GB-32GB (kits)
Frequency: 1600MHz, 1866MHz, 2133MHz and 2400MHz
CAS Latency: CL9-CL11
Voltage: 1.5V, 1.65V
Dimensions: 133.35mm x 32.8mm
Compatible with H67, H97, P67, Z68, Z77, Z87, Z97 and H61 Intel chipsets, as well as A75, A87, A88, A89, A78 and E35 AMD chipsets



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Finally we come to a new variant of the HyperX Cloud headset: the Cloud White. Not all white as you might expect, the Cloud White Edition instead makes use of white headset cups and band ends to provide a high contrast between white and black parts. Promotional shots certainly make it appear far less gaudy than an all-white design might be.

The headset technical specifications are otherwise identical to the original Hyper Cloud that we rated so highly. Most importantly the 53mm diameter drivers return, providing a great frequency response and stereo soundscape.

Technical Specifications

Headset:

Transducer Type: dynamic 53 mm
Frequency Response: 15Hz-25,000 Hz
Nominal SPL: 983dB
Operating principle: closed
Nominal impedance: 60 ohm per system
T.H.D.: < 2%
Power handling capacity: 150mW
Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural
Ambient noise attenuation: approx. 20 dBa
Headband pressure: 5N
Weight with microphone and cable: 350g
Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension + 10cm iPhone
Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)

Microphone:

Transducer type: condenser (back electret)
Operating principle: pressure gradient
Polar pattern: cardioid
Power supply: AB powering
Supply voltage: 2V
Current consumption: max 0.5 mA
Nominal impedance: <2.2 ohm
Open circuit voltage: at f = 1kHz: 20 mV / Pa
Frequency response: 100-12,000 Hz
THD: 2% at f = 1kHz
Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (<1.0% at 1KHz)
Microphone output: -393dB
Length mic boom 150mm: (include gooseneck)
Capsule diameter: 6*5 mm
Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)



HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and headsets. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack and PAX. For more information visit http://www.kingston.com/en/hyperx/cloud



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