Kingston HyperX DDR3 4GB 2133MHz Memory ReviewMon, Sep 14, 2009 - 12:00 AM
With more and more CPU cores and Hyper threading added in to the mix, memory bandwidth needs to stay ahead of the curve to keep those hungry execution units fed. Our Kingston HyperX T1 4GB 2133MHz kit is certainly able to oblige with impressive numbers from just two memory channels.
When you spend the kind of money that this memory kit costs, you aren’t looking at bang for the buck. You are either planning to benchmark the hell out of your system or looking to buy the best parts you can get your hands on to have one very awesome gaming machine. As we saw in some of our charts, the extra memory bandwidth did help out a small bit in gaming performance. If you have a graphics card as powerful as the GTX 295, you want to keep it running at top performance, which means a fast CPU and fast memory.
If you are into overclocking, this memory has got you covered. We were able to reach 2200MHz by just upping the base clock of the system. Reaching 2300MHz was as easy as setting primary timings to 9-9-9. With very little tweaking and minor voltage adjustments, we hit 2400MHz! Getting big numbers from this memory was extremely easy. This is by far, the fastest memory I’ve had the pleasure of testing. Sure, you can get higher bandwidth numbers on a Triple Channel X58 system, but in terms of raw MHz I haven’t had anything else that can touch it! For those questioning the price of $379, those are the kind of things that you can expect as this is the Bugatti Veyron of memory kits.
Legit Bottom Line: The Kingston HyperX 4GB 2133MHz C8 is built for speed. If you can afford a set of this memory you’ll be able to feed your new Lynnfield CPU all of memory bandwidth it can handle!