Kingston is probably the most mainstream brand of this shootout, offering a complete module range from mundane to spectacular. In fact the company provided us with two similar-speed kits, its ValueRAM PC3-10600 being the "standard performance" parts.
The modules look rather mundane, but Kingston blesses its part number KVR1333D3N8/1G with performance-oriented 8-8-8-24 rated timings at a motherboard's stock 1.50 volts. Two of these 1 GB modules are needed to make a dual-channel "kit," thus the company provided two packages for this comparison.
SPD values for 667, 583, 500 and 416 MHz allow automatic configuration to DDR3-1333, DDR3-1066, DDR3-1000 and DDR3-800 settings, with a little overclocking headroom for the odd-appearing 416 and 583 MHz clock rates.
Because these modules provide an SPD value exactly the same as the rated settings, a builder won't need to manually configure BIOS to reach rated performance levels.
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- Tomorrow's Bandwidth...Today!
- Speed Vs. Latency: Myths And Facts
- 10 Kits For Your Consideration
- Kingston ValueRAM PC3-10600
- Kingston HyperX PC3-11000
- Mushkin Enhanced EM3-10666
- OCZ PC3-10666 Platinum Edition
- OCZ PC3-10666 ReaperX HPC Enhanced Bandwidth
- PDP Patriot Extreme Performance PC3-10666 Low Latency
- Super Talent PC3-10600 CL8
- Wintec AMPX PC3-10600
- SPD Timing Comparison
- Test Settings: Overclocking Comparison
- Overclocking Results
- Overclocking Results, Continued
- Boot Straps, I.e., Intel's "Wrench In The Works"
- Test Settings: Lowest Stable Latencies
- Test Settings: Lowest Stable Latencies, Continued
- Lowest Latency Test Results
- Lowest Latency Benchmark Results
- Audio Conversion
- Synthetics, Continued