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Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB 2133MHz Quad Channel Kit Review

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   Many of you know that up until 5-6 months ago my favorite testing platform was the LGA1366 by Intel which was also the only platform with triple channel DDR3 support, something that played a huge part in my choice. Besides that's also why 3 out of my 4 test rigs featured Intel Core i7-920 (Bloomfield) CPUs each paired with 12GB of RAM (3x4GB). However all things come to an end eventually, especially when it comes to all things related with technology and so the launch of the latest Intel LGA2011 platform signified the upgrade of my primary test system. It did take a while until i finally managed to get the 2nd revision of the Core i7-3930k (Sandy Bridge-E) CPU to build the system but since that happened I’ve been putting all the latest Quad channel memory kits to hit the market through various tests to see just how good the new platform really is. So the very first Quad Channel DDR3 kit review to upload is about the latest and fastest Quad Kit manufactured by Kingston currently, the HyperX Genesis 16GB Kit running at 2133MHz with a CAS Latency of 11 (khx2133c11d3k4/16gx).

 

   Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s independent memory leader. Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston® now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and mobile phones. In 2009, the company's sales reached $4.1 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in America” by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston’s success. Kingston serves an international network of distributors, resellers, retailers and OEM customers on six continents. The company also provides contract manufacturing and supply chain management services for semiconductor manufacturers and system OEMs.

 

   Kingston is amongst the countless companies with which I’ve been cooperating for a long time and because of that i have tested most of their products to date. That's one of the reasons as to why i can't wait to see if they will also introduce their high end HyperX T1 RAM kits into their Quad Channel range of products since the kit we have here with us today may be very fast but overall the HyperX Genesis line was never as fast as the HyperX T1 one. That aside we all (or at least most) know that 2133MHz is not really the speed ceiling for this particular platform so it should be quite interesting to see how much Kingston can push the envelope. Like i said however the default speed of 2133MHz is already very fast, how fast well follow us to find out.

 

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Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago by Freedom #13
OC'ing by the Multi and using XMP profiles is the easiest way. You could discard the XMP profile and adjust BCLK but i don't really see any reason for that. Plus was unable to push them over 2200MHz regardless of how much Voltage i used. Perhaps that's an issue with the UD7 or the modules themselves who knows. Still 2133MHz is very fast (although it can get a lot faster).
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago by grayhoose #12
looks like the perfect memory if you OC'ing by the multi only.