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Appeared on: Monday, February 18, 2013
Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition 1866MHz 8GB Memory Kit review


1. Features

Today we are running some benchmarks on Kingston's HyperX10th Anniversary Edition memory kit, which comes with a stylish new heatspreader to celebrate Kingston's ten years of offering high-performance HyperX memory products. This series features a sleek silver heatspreader and its low profile fits under large CPU coolers. It is also Intel XMP Ready memory, meaning that it can easily run at higher performing frequencies, timings and voltage, by simply enabling Intel’s Extreme Memory Profile.

The HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition memory delivers frequencies up to 2400MHz and high capacities of up to 32GB. Today we will test the KHX18C9X3K2/8X, which is a kit of two 512M x 64-bit (4GB) DDR3-1866 CL9 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM), 2Rx8
memory modules, based on sixteen 256M x 8-bit FBGA components per module. Each module kit has been tested to run at DDR3-1866 at a low
latency timing of 9-11-9 at 1.65V. The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1333 timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V.
Each 240-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers.

XMP TIMING PARAMETERS

- Main features

- Package

The retail package for the Kingston KHX18C9X3K2/8X kit (4x2GB) will cost you about €60. As a note, the series' speed ranges from 1600MHz to 2400MHz, but only the 4x4GB (16GB - KHX21C11X3K4/16X ) kit will reach the maximum supported 2400 MHz. So make sure to check Kingston's web site before buying any of the HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition memory parts.

Below you see the plastic packaging of the 8GB DDR3 kit we received.

As you can see below, the HyperX Anniversary Edition memory kit has a low profile silver heatspreader which looks cool and stylish but also easily fits under your large coolers of your PC system.


2. Benchmarks

We installed the Kingston HyperX Beast 10th Anniversary Edition memory 1866MHz 4x2GB Kit in the following PC:

Installed in our system, this kit supports the XMP-1866 and XMP-1600 profiles. Make sure to choose one of them in order to give your system the optimal performance boost:

Below you see the results we got with the Sisoft Sandra Benchmark Suite. You can see each result by clicking on each test:

Running Speed
Aggregate Memory Performance
17.58MB/sec
20.67MB/sec
20.92MB/sec
23.74MB/sec

The best performance came with the memory running at 1866MHz, where we got almost 24 MB/s.

The Aida64 Cache & Memory Benchmark confirmed the previous results. Again using the 866MHz speed is recommended in case your system supports it. Note that our motherboard also allowed the memory to run at 1866MHz even without using the XMP profiles, but in that case the memory was running at higher CAS Latency (CL), which would have some impact on your system's performance:

Running Speed
Reading Memory Performance
Writing Memory Performance
Latency

1333
CL 9-9-9-24

16325 MB/sec
18233 MB/sec
53.4
1600
CL9-11-11-29
18466 MB/sec
18800 MB/sec

48.5

1600 XMP
CL9-9-9-27

18648 MB/sec
18805 MB/sec
47.1

1866
CL9-13-13-34

20249 MB/sec
19224 MB/sec
43.6
1866 XMP
CL9-11-9-27
20468 MB/sec
19220 MB/sec

43.0


3. Summary

The Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition memory comes to celebrate the 10 years of HyperX memory history and encompasses style and performance. As part of Kingston's Genesis family line, this low-profile memory runs at 1600~2400MHz and is available in 4GB and up to 32GB versions, supporting the needs of any user and any possible configuration. Pairing the memory with the Gigabyte Z77X-D3H motherboard we easily got the memory running at 1866MHz) taking advantage of the available XMP profiles. For previous generation motherboards, the memory also includes XMP profile for the 1600MHz.

Properly priced at less than $60, the Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition memory kit combines compatibility and performance, while its stylish and offers piece of mind backed by a a full time warranty. Definitely a great deal.

 

 



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