Review: Kingston HyperX Lovo 2x2GB DDR3-1600MHz CL9 1.35v

Published by Sam on 05.09.12
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Introduced in 2008, the low-voltage DDR3L standard was aimed to cut the power consumption of computer memory. But as time has shown, it barely made a one-watt improvement so it didn’t really catch on. However, there are still products with voltage rating of 1.35V available for purchase, so let’s see if they make any sense today.

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To separate them from their other lineups, creative memory manufacturers obviously had to come up with a separate naming for their DDR3 products. Kingston are not an exception, all low-voltage memory they ever sold was accordingly referred to as LoVo.

Manufacturer Kingston
Series HyperX Lovo
Part Number KHX1600C9D3LK2/4GX
Type DDR3
Capacity 4 GB (2 x 2GB)
Frequency 1'600 MHz
Timings 9-9-9-27
VDIMM 1.35 Volt
Registred/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Cooling Passive Heatspreader
Waranty Lifetime warranty
Package Type Plastic Blister

The kit we’re going to review today is the bottom of the range 4GB DDR3L-1600 model that boasts a very ordinary timings of 9-9-9-27. Of course, doing so at 1.35V is more difficult compared to 1.5V or 1.65V, but it’s hardly an achievement given that the majority of DDR3 memory ICs currently available are able to provide a sufficient overclocking and voltage scaling headroom.

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