Legit Memory Reviews
Kingston HyperX H2O 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 CL9 Memory Kit Review
|Date:||Fri, Jul 01, 2011 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Bill Hentschell -|
Kingston HyperX H2O 4GB 2133MHz Test Results
I was prepared to show you how this kit performed against the Corsair Dominator kit I tested last week and show how the 2133MHz profile compared to my uber overclock. But after running a few bench marks with the kit running 2143.6MHz I quickly scraped that plan. The results were same as or worse than the 2133MHz profile due to those timing having to be so lose. Therefore I am just going to show what a 2133MHz kit looks like against a 1600MHz kit so you can see the extra bang for the buck.
I ran each kit through the test with the memory at the tested XMP profile of 1600MHz 7-8-7-20 for the Corsair Dominator kit and 2133MHz 9-11-9-27 for the Kingston Hyper X H2O kit. All Games were tested real world with on-line play on the same servers and I attempted to play the same maps with each kit of memory to keep things as similar as possible.
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (formerly Everest)
This is another common synthetic test run on PC memory to show performance statistics.
In this test the Kingston HyperX H20 was on average 8% better at memory tasks and had 12% lower latency according to AIDA64 tests. Not sure this is ground breaking performance delta for around $60.00 more as of this writing, but you are getting something for the premium this kit demands.
This test was run at both 1M and 8M settings. If you are not familar with Hyper Pi it is the new front end of the old standard Super Pi, but improved with multi-threading support and an average time readout at the end of a cycle.
The Kingston HyperX H2O kit has on average a 3.5% advantage over the Corsair Dominator kit. About what I would expect in this test as it has as much to do with the CPU as the memory.
Next we look at some real world testing to see if the 33% boost in frequency over the Dominator kit really pays off.