Kingston HyperX Genesis memory vs. HyperX Blu?

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?
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  1. Speed is probably the only difference. Might I ask what kinda of system this ram is going into?
  2. 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)
  3. Get the XFX. Its a good brand and quality made card.

    Honestly I'd get the blue RAM. Itd match your build better
  4. 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-khx1600c9d3k28gx

    ....but then stumbles across the HyperX Blu series http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1rk28x

    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.
  5. I actually have 4 sticks of the blue and its sweet!. Great RAM. didn't have any issues with AMD or Intel
  6. The only real difference is the voltage. The red kit is for 1.65V and the Blue kit is 1.7-1.9V
  7. .....The blue clearly say's 1.65v. I have 4 sticks of that blue kit he linked and it runs stock at 1.65
  8. annnnd newegg lies... It is actually 1.5V

    http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/khx1600c9d3k2_8gx.pdf
  9. 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
  10. Well if newegg was correct. then they are exctly the same except color difference
  11. 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.
  12. I'm refering to the "Blu" kit that you linked. not the red kit you linked.
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