Kingston HyperX DDR3 CL9 2000mhz 3GB Triple channel kit
Published: 16th February 2009 | Source: Kingston Technology | Price: £214.99 |
For todays testing we will be using the Asus P6T Deluxe, a mid range i7 motherboard from Asus that we hope to use for all of our memory testing.
Intel Core i7 920 'Nehalem' @ 2.66Ghz
Asus P6T Deluxe
Kingston Technology HyperX DDR3 CL9 2000MHz 9-9-9-27 3x1GB Kit
Corsair CL8 1600MHz 8-8-8-24 3x2GB kit
Gigabyte Odin 1200w
Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit SP1 + Updates
- Lavalys Everest 4.10
- SuperPI mod_1.5
- Sisoft Sandra 2009
- 3DMark Vantage
- Far Cry 2
For the run of benchmarks, we will be comparing the 2000MHz HyperX kit to the 1600MHz 6GB Corsair Dominator kit which costs around the same price to see if there is any real benefit in sacrificing timings and size for bandwidth.
Overclocking the ram was a painstaking affair. No matter what settings I used I couldn't obtain any more performance from the kit. On the surface this was disappointing but when you consider that Kingston have achieved the 'golden' 2000MHz setting with just 1.65v it's not at all bad. The kit was clearly already at it's limit so I wasn't going to force the issue to much even though I did nudge the voltage up to 1.7v as well as lowering the settings to no avail.
Let's see how the memory performs with our suite of memory benchmarks...