Kingston Genesis 4GB DDR3 2133MHz Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Kingston Genesis 4GB DDR3 Review

Introduction

What was once a part of your system that you only cared about pure storage of, has rapidly become something of vital importance.

The difference between 4GB and 8GB is much less than the difference between a 2000MHz or greater kit, and one that's still down in the 1600, or even worse 1333, MHz bracket.

Similarly to how DirectX solved a swathe of compatibility issues between varying hardware types, so the XMP profiles forced manufacturers to focus their energies upon creating consistent timings and fairly universal specifications. By and large memory now comes at 9-9-9-27, with only the expensive or slow models giving tighter timings, and the anything worse than 9-9-9-27 giving pause for thought.

This does lead to the inevitible question of; "How different can one memory kit be from another?". After all, a dual channel kit is exactly that, surely?

Today, thanks to the Kingston Genesis 2133MHz Hyper-X X2 Grey Series we shall find out if there is a need to buy new memory for your LGA1155 board, or if your old P55-based kit will still cut the mustard.

Technical Specifications

Taking the specifications from the excellent Kingston website we see that the Genesis is on a par with many other available modules.

Kingston Genesis 4GB DDR3 Review

Let's have a quick look before we get down to brass tacks.

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Most Recent Comments

14-03-2011, 06:11:29

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

14-03-2011, 07:27:01

dugdiamond
(in a Borat voice) "i like"Quote

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 xDQuote

14-03-2011, 11:54:49

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

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.Quote
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