Kingston Hyper X 2000MHz Review
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.