Background

HyperX OfficeHyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Started in 2002, HyperX began with one line of high-performance memory and has grown over the years to encompass multiple product lines of memory modules, solid-state drives, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior performance, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide. From setting memory world records to achieving the most stringent product certifications, HyperX is committed to delivering reliable products with the highest performance standards.

In addition, HyperX is the proud sponsor of more than 20 gaming teams globally and the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters and Dreamhack festivals. HyperX products are designed to meet the most rigorous demands of professional gamers to give them the winning edge and help gamers stay on top of their game

Timeline

2002
  • DDR1: High-performance memory line from Kingston Technology introduced. Frequency: 370MHz, Capacities: 256MB, 512MB
2004
  • HyperX DDR2 memory introduced. Frequencies: 533MHz–675MHz, Capacities: 256MB
2007
  • HyperX DDR3 memory introduced. Frequencies: 1500MHz–1875MHz, Capacities: 1GB-2GB
2008
  • DDR2: HyperX T1 memory introduced: Frequency: 1066MHz, Capacity: 4GB. High-profile heat spreader for maximum thermal performance
  • DDR2: HyperX SODIMM memory introduced. Frequency: 667MHz, Capacity: 2GB–4GB. First and fastest SO-DIMM ever demonstrated publicly: DDR3 2233MHz CL8 on an Asrock mini ITX board at Cebit 2011 in Germany.
2010
  • First to release Lovo low voltage performance memory. DDR3: Frequencies: 1600–1866MHz, Capacity: 4GB, Voltage: 1.35V
  • HyperX blu product line introduced. Fastest DDR3 memory in 2010. Frequency: 2544MHz. Demonstrated at Computex 2010.
2011
  • HyperX is the market leader with the first auto-overclocking product line HyperX PnP, DDR3: Frequency: 1600MHz, Capacities: 4GB–8GB
  • HyperX launches its first solid-state drive, featuring a high-speed controller from SandForce and Toshiba NAND Flash
2012
  • HyperX Predator USB released as the world’s high capacity USB drive at one terabyte
  • HyperX Predator replaces T1 as the high-end memory line from HyperX with speeds up to 2666MHz. Fastest DDR3 XMP certified memory, 2800MHz
  • HyperX Beast introduced with highest capacities available to date, 64G
  • HyperX has shipped over 700 different products in its first ten years
2013
  • HyperX launches the world’s first 1TB USB Flash drive
2014
  • HyperX breaks DDR3 memory world record at Computex 2014 reaching 4620MHz
  • Co-developed with QPad, HyperX Cloud pro-gaming headset launches
  • HyperX FURY memory replaces blu product line
  • HyperX Savage introduced and replaces Genesis product line
  • HyperX launches its first mouse pad product line, Skyn
2015
  • In January, HyperX reclaims the top DDR4 overclocking mark in the world at 4351MHz.
  • HyperX launches the high-performance PCIe SSD with the highest-end SSD and fastest speeds in the HyperX lineup.
  • HyperX releases the Cloud II gaming headset with USB sound card audio control box and virtual 7.1 surround sound.
  • HyperX creates the world’s fastest DDR4 128GB memory kit running at an astoundingly fast 3000MHz with HyperX Predator modules with ultra-tight timings.
2016
  • HyperX signs NBA star Gordon Hayward.
  • HyperX signs NBA player Jonas Jerebko and esports team Detroit Renegades.
  • HyperX ships officially licensed headset for Xbox One.
  • HyperX gaming headsets surpass the 1 million sales mark.
2017
  • HyperX signs 5th overall NBA draft pick De'Aaron Fox as HyperX Gaming Headset Ambassador.
  • HyperX becomes the official gaming headset partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • HyperX becomes official gaming headset partner of the Dallas Mavericks and Mavs Gaming NBA 2K League team.
2018
  • HyperX ships 5 million headsets, cementing position as a global leader in esports.
  • HyperX wins three 2018 Red Dot Awards.
  • HyperX wins Multiple 2018 iF DESIGN AWARDS.
  • NBA 2K League announces partnership with HyperX for its inaugural season.