Kingston Hyper-X 2133MHz Dual Channel Review
Ah the joy of a piece of hardware that doesn't really come with a but.
Sometimes conclusions can be long because it's a constant battle between the things that are pros, and the things that are cons. We like to explain them all fully so that you can decide which are the elements important to you. Occasionally we have a product that has a list of a cons so long that you'd struggle to sensibly consider it. Other times we have products that are nearly brilliant but for a few things, normally a price that is beyond most of us.
So what about the Kingston Hyper-X T1? We know from our news article and the press coverage that it's the fastest dual-channel kit on the planet when overclocked by the best in the business. But unless you've all got stashes of liquid nitrogen and world-class skill at overclocking, then it's nice to know but not really important to us mortals.
Thankfully Kingston have managed to bring to the table a product that really is as good as advertised. 2133MHz out of the box is blinding, and throughout all of our testing it consistently gave us scores in the top bracket of our all-time dual-channel DDR3 results.
Overclocking though. Oh boy the overclocking. As mentioned on page 3 when we overclock we always try to keep within specifications and stay on air so that the results you see, you can then achieve yourself. Within no time at all we were at 2300 and after only a small while we hit 2460MHz. 327MHz overclock with only a small slackening of timings.
One thing is certain. With a BLCK happy motherboard and a willingness to break the voltage specifications, this "off the shelf" kit wouldn't be far from the hand-picked World Record kit we discussed earlier. If you're willing to dedicate the time there is no question that you could achieve serious speeds with reasonably tight timings too.
And the price for this? £133. A gorgeous looking, extreme performance 4GB kit from a leading manufacturer for under £135.
The short-list of kits to buy your P55 rig is now one item long. The Kingston Hyper-X T1. It's good enough for our OC3D Gold Award.
- Good Value
- Great looking
- Great stock performance
- Insane overclocking
- Oh come on. Did you read the review? Zip. Zilch. Nada.