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Kingston HyperX Genesis memory vs. HyperX Blu?

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February 11, 2013 3:03:29 AM

Any thoughts on the actual differences between Kingston "HyperX" Genesis memory and Kingston HyperX Blu memory? Is one better then the other for gaming purposes?

I was looking on Kingston's website and other than the way they look, really can't find any differences. The HyperX Blu line just seems to cost a little more.

Specifically....I'm trying to compare:

Kingston HyperX Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (part# KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX)

vs.

Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1600 (part# KHX16C9B1RK2/8X)

They can both be see here...along with Kingston's third HyperX product line called "Predator".

http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/hyperx Anything more than creative marketing?
February 11, 2013 3:19:55 AM

Speed is probably the only difference. Might I ask what kinda of system this ram is going into?
February 12, 2013 3:38:06 AM

Rockdpm.....This is where I'm at so far with parts selection.

ANTEC 400W HCG-400 GAMER power supply
Motherboard---Asus F2A55-M/CSM
AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Windows 7 (64) bit ULTIMATE operating system

.....still deciding on a graphics card but likely it will be a SAPPHIRE 100358L Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

OR ......XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card (FX-777A-ZDF4)
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February 12, 2013 3:44:16 AM

Get the XFX. Its a good brand and quality made card.

Honestly I'd get the blue RAM. Itd match your build better
February 12, 2013 5:25:13 PM

Yea...I'm pretty much leaning to the XFX card. I want to build a decent system but want...or should I say need to keep a budget.

I was looking at the Kingston memory here http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d...

....but then stumbles across the HyperX Blu series http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1r...

and wanted to consider if the Blu series might have been a better choice before I spend the money.

The Blu series comes in three different colors, blue, red and black but I wasn't too concerned, since my build is being placed inside an old HP 1620n case tower. I had just seen red selling at the time at a decent price on an auction site.
February 12, 2013 6:03:20 PM

I actually have 4 sticks of the blue and its sweet!. Great RAM. didn't have any issues with AMD or Intel
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February 12, 2013 6:14:24 PM

The only real difference is the voltage. The red kit is for 1.65V and the Blue kit is 1.7-1.9V
February 12, 2013 6:16:43 PM

.....The blue clearly say's 1.65v. I have 4 sticks of that blue kit he linked and it runs stock at 1.65
February 12, 2013 6:42:50 PM

I also noticed those voltage spec discrepancies when I was browsing around researching them. But sure enough whe you go to Kingstons line it says

...."The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1333 timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V."

Here are the specs for the Genesis series http://media.kingston.com/pdfs/HyperX_Genesis_US.pdf
February 12, 2013 6:51:43 PM

Well if newegg was correct. then they are exctly the same except color difference
February 12, 2013 10:24:16 PM

Rockdpm said:
Well if newegg was correct. then they are exctly the same except color difference


Just to clarify...Are you referring to their HyperX BLU series which comes in three colors: blue, red and black?

I only ask because I was comparing the HyperXBLU series (in red color) to the performance and specs of the HyperX Genesis series memory... which also happens to be blue in color but a totalyl different "product line" of Kingston memory.
February 13, 2013 1:10:23 AM

I'm refering to the "Blu" kit that you linked. not the red kit you linked.
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