Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz Review

Introduction and Specifications

Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz

Introduction and Specifications


Kingston are famous for producing their memory and have been doing so for 23 years.

They have constantly been at the forefront of memory technology and have regularly been the largest memory producer in the world. In 2006 their revenues broke the $3B barrier and have remained over that since. For the last three years those revenues have broken $4 billion, demonstrating that Kingston are very much solidified as the number one computing hardware manufacturer in the US.

This incredible financial security afforded by being the worlds leading independent memory producer ensures that not only is there a Kingston memory module to suit your needs and pocket, but also that you know the warranty will stand up.

As Memory is probably the number one RMA'd product you can purchase this is heart-warming indeed.

Often people don't consider memory when looking for that extra performance out of their system, but the key word is system. It's not a collection of disparate parts, rather a complete whole. So faster memory will lead to faster performance. Kingstone have given us some very fast RAM indeed.


Today we have on test the KHX2000C8D3T1K3/6GX. Quite a snappy name huh. So although the entire range is the Hyper X, for convenience we'll call it that through the review.

If you've been following the memory market for a little while you'll be able to work out the specifications from the model number. KHX for Kingston Hyper X. 2000 is the memory speed in MHz. C8 for CAS8. D3 for DDR3. T1 for timing rate 1 and K3/6 for the 3 Kingston sticks, 6GB of RAM.

So in English this is a 6GB DDR3 2GHz CAS8 kit.

Normally at this point we include a pretty table showing the manufacturers specifications. However all we could get from the Kingston website was a more technically based document. So if you're interested that it utilises a Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe, feel free to pop along and read the PDF.

For the rest of us, performance is more important, so let's get a look at the Hyper X before we see how this kit performs.

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Most Recent Comments

03-05-2010, 09:33:57

Sunny Sahota
another great review. nice to see some of us are working on a bank holiday! lolQuote

03-05-2010, 09:44:56

Awesome review dude, I love the heatsinks as well. Out of interest (as you might have swayed me with this one) what heatsink are you using in the set up and is it in a 'pull' config as it won't fit against the ram if it's on 'push'? Would be awesome to know if it would fit with my Titan Fenrir in there. Cheers.Quote

03-05-2010, 11:42:38

The heatsink there is a Xigmatec Thors Hammer, the fenrir should be fine though.

Working? No chance I'm sat in a coffee shop in Regent Street!Quote

03-05-2010, 14:15:25

Cheers dude, I think I'll almost definitely get me some of this sweetness. Was gonna get some good 1600MHz stuff, but when this has the same latencies with a massive 400MHz boost for only £15 more, I don't think I really have a choice now do I?

Glad to hear OC3D doesn't keep you locked up permanently, means you can enjoy some of this peculiarly nice weather we've been having during the usually monsoon-like April Quote

04-05-2010, 03:38:12

TTL, once again nice review. Another new stick revealed. Hope you do a review of the new G.Skil "Flare" as well

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