It was interesting, then, to see Kingston market both DDR3-1066 and DDR3-1333 modules under its ValueRAM brand.
Available in capacities of 512MiB and 1GiB and in kits of 1GiB and 2GiB, Kingston ValueRAM DDR3-1066 modules are shipping now. A 1GiB kit will cost you around £130.
Also available in the same capacities, ValueRAM 1333 modules will be available from August, we were informed. Interestingly, one UK etailer currently has a 2GiB pack listed at a whopping £390 and availability deemed to be in just a couple of days.
ValueRAM DDR3-1066 modules run at 7-7-7-20 timings at 1.5v, whereas ValueRAM 1333 modules will operate at 8-8-8-24 timings, also at 1.5v.
We also spotted a DDR3 SO-DIMM. It's too early to know when they'll likely to be on sale but, seeing as we couldn't spy any DDR3-equipped laptops at the show, it's not likely to be anytime soon.
Kingston's recently-launched HyperX DDR3 and ultra-low-latency DDR2 were also on show, as shown below.
Expect to see our usual in-depth analysis on the HyperX 1375MHz modules soon. (I'll hold you to that - ed)
Trying not to be overshadowed by all the recent DDR3 hype, some of Kingston's FB-DIMM (fully-buffered) modules, designed primarily for use with high-end Intel-based servers, were also on display.
Running at a mundane 667MHz with 5-5-5-11 timings and costing more than double the outlay required for a similar DDR2 kit of the same capacity, this 4GB kit probably makes even DDR3 memory look cheap.