Kingston HyperX T1 3GB & 6GB 2000MHz DDR3 Memory ReviewMon, Feb 16, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Thoughts and Conclusion
It is really no surprise that our Kingston HyperX T1 kits were great in our system. With the help of the XMP profiles, our i7 920 produced some incredible memory performance without hours of hassle trying to find the optimal timings. What’s more is that the large aluminum heat spreaders kept this memory nice and cool while under heavy loads. If you are at all concerned about the temperature of your memory, the T1 heat sinks are worth the extra cost for added peace of mind.
While we are on the subject of cost, low voltage 2000MHz memory requires the very best in IC’s; you’re going to have to pay a premium for it. However, just in the past few days it seems that prices have dropped significantly, so while you will still pay a premium, it isn’t nearly as much. The Kingston HyperX T1 3GB kit comes in at $169.99, while the 6GB kit is at $245.99. Coming right down to pricing per GB, the better deal is the 6GB kit because not only do you get more GB per dollar, you also get faster timings and the comfort in knowing you shouldn’t need to add more memory anytime in the near future.
For some, having the best available memory kit is worth it at nearly any price; for budget-minded consumers it is not. Our take is that if you can afford it then you should get it — neither of the Kingston HyperX T1 2000MHz kits will disappoint you. With an overclock of over 2100MHz with both kits without adjusting any voltages, we’re pretty sure that either your motherboard or CPU will give out before the Kingston HyperX T1.
Legit Bottom Line: The Kingston HyperX T1 memory kits at 2000MHz are the fastest available on the market today. With a price under $250 and the ability to run at over 2100MHz without any additional voltage, the 6GB HyperX T1 will satisfy anyone looking to wring every ounce of performance from their system.