Kingston Genesis 4GB DDR3 2133MHz Review

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Kingston Genesis 4GB DDR3 Review

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The difference in Write speeds is easily the biggest improvement from the LGA1155, although all told the improvement in speeds is very impressive. The Trident is, as stated, slightly faster on paper, but the Hyper X T1 and Genesis are identically set.

 

When it comes to latency the Trident takes an obvious lead thanks to its faster clock speed but the Genesis nicely straddles the middle ground.

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14-03-2011, 05:50:50

tinytomlogan
With the adjustment to the P67 platform Kingston have followed suit and brought a LGA1155 specific kit to the table. Does it stack up against it's predecessor?



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14-03-2011, 06:11:29

UkGouki
damn that some impressive scores i cannot wait till i can afford a new system...

14-03-2011, 07:27:01

dugdiamond
(in a Borat voice) "i like"

14-03-2011, 07:55:51

Zeals
Awesomely fast, affordable and looks great. Finally some unpainted heatsinks. These along with some of their more traditional blue heatsinks on a MSI board will be awesome xD

14-03-2011, 11:54:49

Aurus_OC
Amazingly affordable kit of memory there! Looks to be an absolutely kicking product. Well done Kingston!

14-03-2011, 11:57:38

marsey99
the set my mate got are doing 2200mhz @ 9-10-9-26-1t 100% stable and are hit and miss @2000 cas8 but the gains all come from the mhz with them latency didnt gain much in benchmarks.

the one thing (other than the balls out performance) that struck me about them was the look, the etched hyper x on the gun metal grey is such a nich look that they just ooze so much understated class its untrue. i can only imagine how hard it was to get some nice pics of them, they go from a matt grey to shining like a diamond within a couple of degree.

i havent seen ram look as good as this since corsair first released the dominator range.

14-03-2011, 12:08:25

tinytomlogan
2200MHZ? its not on SB then?

14-03-2011, 12:38:13

marsey99
yea, with a 26k in a p8 67 pro, 103.something x 51 but 104 and it gets flakey.

if it was on a better set up im pretty sure they would go over 2200 on loose timings.

14-03-2011, 13:29:59

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by marsey99 View Post

yea, with a 26k in a p8 67 pro, 103.something x 51 but 104 and it gets flakey.

if it was on a better set up im pretty sure they would go over 2200 on loose timings.
We dont bother touching the BCLK as most advise not too tbh. so little in it just not worth bothering with. Most chips get iffy at or around 104/105.

Just not worth the hassle imho.

14-03-2011, 14:08:42

mArTyN
Glad I bought some then (awaiting delivery)

14-03-2011, 14:14:59

SnW
10 10 10 that's the Kingston i know about

14-03-2011, 18:37:38

Bungral
But isn't that the beauty of overclocking that you keep talking about with regards to the 1366 platform?

How can the tweaking be worth it on one platform but not the other?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

We dont bother touching the BCLK as most advise not too tbh. so little in it just not worth bothering with. Most chips get iffy at or around 104/105.

Just not worth the hassle imho.

15-03-2011, 07:23:18

MichaelH
Woah. 2133 MHz and 80 ? WIN.

15-03-2011, 10:56:18

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bungral View Post

But isn't that the beauty of overclocking that you keep talking about with regards to the 1566 platform?

How can the tweaking be worth it on one platform but not the other?
1156 = 200+ bclk from a 133 stock.

1155 = 110 if you are luck from a 100 stock. BCLK is pretty pointless on 1155 and was designed to be that way too.

15-03-2011, 12:03:49

marsey99
with this ram as an eg, the best i got out of a set was 2200 on 1155 but if it was on 1156 or 1366 im pretty sure i could of got more out of them.

the only thing i could do after 2200 on 1155 was jump to 2400 which is a big step but on the other 2 platforms i could go up in much smaller steps making sure i could get the max out of them.

i know which platform i would of rather used to see how high the ram would go.

15-03-2011, 16:48:22

hig_gins
Will these badboys fit with on noctua nh d14 on a gigabyte p67 ud7 board in a phantom?

15-03-2011, 17:03:21

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by hig_gins View Post

Will these badboys fit with on noctua nh d14 on a gigabyte p67 ud7 board in a phantom?
daft question as they are so small tbh. but yeah they will.

17-03-2011, 07:20:22

Mojo1990
Quote:
Originally Posted by mArTyN View Post

Glad I bought some then (awaiting delivery)
Where did you purchase them from? Do Kingston also provide 8GB Kits? And also is it possible to put heat sinks (those fin like things) on top?

Thanks, will defo be purchasing these bad boys

17-03-2011, 09:00:45

Pat123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mojo1990 View Post

Where did you purchase them from? Do Kingston also provide 8GB Kits? And also is it possible to put heat sinks (those fin like things) on top?

Thanks, will defo be purchasing these bad boys
Yeh i'd also like to know where these are available in the UK, if at all

17-03-2011, 10:11:14

tinytomlogan
Aria have the 1600's afaik

17-03-2011, 11:31:39

marsey99
aria had these last I was looking as its where my mate got his 2 weeks back but as they are so good and this cheap I bet they are moving like hot cakes.

18-03-2011, 23:44:21

Mojo1990
Just a quick question.

Would the 4GB kit at 2133 MHz be sufficient in terms of gaming usage? Or would you have to purchase the 8GB Kit?

Thanks in advance.

........

I am thinking of purchaing these this week to go with the Gigabyte UD7 mobo that I have ordered but I am stuck between these and the yellow/gold Crucial Ballistix!!

My link

Which one do you think will perform better? They both look sweet

22-03-2011, 21:18:01

Luger718
are these compatible with ASUS p8p67 boards? im planning on getting the 1600Mhz kit

31-03-2011, 21:53:54

Mojo1990
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luger718 View Post

are these compatible with ASUS p8p67 boards? im planning on getting the 1600Mhz kit
As far as I know these Dual Kit Memory from Kingston support the new Sandybridge technology from Intel. So they are ideal for P67 motherboards from any brand including Asus, Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI and so on...

31-03-2011, 22:14:10

Tortuga
I like when people ask if ram is compatible with SB

01-04-2011, 17:27:51

Luger718
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tortuga View Post

I like when people ask if ram is compatible with SB
whys that?
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