Kingston HyperX Beast-Series KHX24C11T3K4/32X
Kingston’s attempt to give us a decipherable name yields several abbreviations, though it’s not too difficult to figure out that this is a HyperX, DDR3-2400, CAS 11 kit of four modules totaling 32 GB of capacity. Kingston doesn’t yet have retail packaging for these parts, though the brown box is offered by retailers for as little as $318.
That reasonable price gets buyers four 8 GB DDR3-2400 modules with a secondary DDR3-2133 XMP profile and DDR3-1333 SPD for booting at default voltage levels. Both automatic-overclocks offer 11-13-13 timings, though the higher 2400 MT/s data rate requires an increase from 1.60 to 1.65 V. Once again, we’re counting on extra overclocking headroom to make DDR3-2400 parts compete with DDR3-2800 kits.
Like many of its competitors, Kingston officially provides lifetime warranty coverage only to the original purchaser. Though we’ve never heard any complaints, we recommend saving your receipt.
I use mine for RAM DISK, which is a Asus Program that lets me install games to my RAM and have nearly instant loading times. 10,000 Mbps, where as the fastest m.2 PCIe ssd's will only do 1/10th that.
I cant wait for Broadwell because i need 64GB so i can put a full Battlefield 4 install (42GB and going up with each expansion) on it.
Whats great is the asus RAM DISK program can move the installation freely without you having to mess with the registry or installation directory settings.
The connectivity on LGA 2011 is behind quite a bit. I'd rather have faster IPC, and more than 2 native sata 6g. I wish intel would not keep it's enthusiast line a year behind in tech.
the choice, namely the absence of the GSkill TridentX kit. I find it's more stable
than the Ripjaws series, especially in max-RAM configurations with 32GB on Z68,
or 64GB on X79, etc. I wonder why GSkill chose to supply the RipjawsX... I was
going to say maybe it was just price, but TridentX is cheaper now, at least in the
UK anyway, but even if it cost more I'd still always recommend the TridentX if a
buyer can afford it. Note the TridentX is CL10 vs. the RipjawsX's CL11. Here's my
config with two TridentX 2400 kits, set for the moment at 2133 as that was my
target speed (at the time it was cheaper than buying native 2133 kits, and I've
not had a chance yet to optimise at 2400):