Page 1:Mainstream ready?
Page 2:Aeneon XTune AHX860UD20-16H-K-4G
Page 3:Buffalo FireStix FSI1600D3G-2G (FSI1600D3G-K4G)
Page 4:Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1600C9DHXNV
Page 5:Kingston HyperX KHX12800D3K2/4G
Page 6:Mushkin HP3-12800 P/N 996629
Page 7:OCZ Reaper HPC OCZ3RPR16004GK
Page 8:Patriot Memory PVS34G1600LLK
Page 9:Wintec AMPX 3AXH1600C8WS4GK
Page 10:A-Data, Chaintech, and Super Talent
Page 11:Hardware Configuration
Page 12:Benchmark Settings
Page 13:Overclocking and Latency Results
Page 14:Benchmark Results: Games
Page 15:Benchmark Results: Applications
Page 16:Benchmark Results: Video and Synthetic
Kingston HyperX KHX12800D3K2/4G
Better known for its value-oriented upgrade parts, Kingston has a long, but lesser-known history in the performance market under its HyperX brand. Its KHX12800D3K2/4G dual-channel kit offers many of the similar specifications as those of better-known competitors, but with less superficiality.
Rated timings of 9-9-9-27 at DDR3-1600 and 1.70-1.90 volts sounds very familiar. The moderate timings and voltage levels once again hint at factory-overclocking of lesser-rated parts, but our own overclocking test is a more reliable way of defining quality.
The most troubling aspect of Kingston’s timing tables is that they don’t even go as high as DDR3-1333. Yet DDR3-1066 is a setting that Intel chipsets can use with FSB-1600, so at least the modules will be boot-stable prior to the mandated manual BIOS adjustment.
Kingston even prices its HyperX DDR3-1600 similarly to its competitors, and we found a familiar-looking Web price range starting at around $330. The lack of fancy fins and EPP 2.0 programming might turn a few buyers away, but we’re more interested in how these kits perform.
- Mainstream ready?
- Aeneon XTune AHX860UD20-16H-K-4G
- Buffalo FireStix FSI1600D3G-2G (FSI1600D3G-K4G)
- Corsair XMS3 TW3X4G1600C9DHXNV
- Kingston HyperX KHX12800D3K2/4G
- Mushkin HP3-12800 P/N 996629
- OCZ Reaper HPC OCZ3RPR16004GK
- Patriot Memory PVS34G1600LLK
- Wintec AMPX 3AXH1600C8WS4GK
- A-Data, Chaintech, and Super Talent
- Hardware Configuration
- Benchmark Settings
- Overclocking and Latency Results
- Benchmark Results: Games
- Benchmark Results: Applications
- Benchmark Results: Video and Synthetic