Kingston has just officially announced the HyperX PC2-6000 memory module. Clocked at 375 MHz (DDR2-750 mode) with timings of 4-4-4-12, it need 1.9V to work. It is only a little bit more than the 1.8V standard voltage of the DDR2 norm.
These memory modules will be released in 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB versions for respectively $112, $194 and $250. The 2x256, 2x512 MB and 2x1 GB twin set will cost you $220, $385 and $498.
Of course it will only be interesting after the release of the i955XE and nForce4 SLI Intel chipsets. It is also important to know that the DDR2-667 mode doesn’t bring extraordinary improvements and that the DDR2-533 with timings of 3-3-3-8 is almost as fast in practice as the DDR2-667 in 4-4-4-12.
According to Digitimes, the initial chipset nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition price would be of $80 per unit. Major manufacturers will apparently be able to beneficiate from a price reduction to $65. To put this in perspective, the i925XE or next generation i955X price is of $50. This price seems a little high even if it is important to note that contrary to Intel’s chipsets it also includes a network controller. So it will give the possibility to the manufacturer to save a couple of $ and only include a (PHY) physical interface chip.
Anyway, more than the chipset price the most important point will be the price of the final product: the motherboard.