Kingston Hyper-X 2133MHz Dual Channel Review
Lavalys Everest Memory Suite
Starting off with the latest build of the ever faithful Everest from Lavalys, we find the Copy speeds are up there with the best. 20000+ is always a great score. Demonstrating the balance between latency and speed our 327MHz overclock only gives us 1000 extra result.
Write speed is an entirely different story. Here absolute bandwidth is King and the Hyper-X gives a respectable 14000 with the XMP settings and a blinding 18105 when overclocked. We've tested kits that don't give 18000 as a copy speed, much less the always slower write.
Read speeds equally favour the extra bandwidth, busting through the 20k barrier. When we tested the triple-channel Hyper-X we got 20798 @ 2000MHz, so it really shows how insanely good this dual-channel kit is.
One test we expected to go the way of the CAS9 2133MHz over the CAS10 2460MHz was the latency test, and yet using XMP1 the Hyper-X was 2.4ns slower in the random access test than when overclocked.
PC Mark Vantage
Moving on to PC Mark Vantage, we're ensuring that as much as possible we're only testing the Hyper-X, and therefore we're running the Memory Test Suite. The demonstration of the difference between Latency and Bandwidth really only shows in the video trans-coding and editing tests. Otherwise they neatly balance each other out. Regardless of what measure you use, the Hyper-X is fast.
CineBench is very much a CPU intensive benchmark, so seeing a .4 CPU pts increase purely from overclocking the Hyper-X, is very impressive.
In OpenGL testing we have the highest stock, and highest overclock, results we've yet seen from our P55 test rig. That's breathtaking enough for us.