Kingston 10th Anniversary HyperX 16GB 2133MHz DDR3 Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅04-03-13
Test Setup & Overclocking
Test System

Memory kits on test:
Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 16GB 11-12-11 2133MHz

Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 16GB 11-12-11 2133MHz

AVEXIR MPOWER 16GB 9-9-9 1600MHz
Kingston HyperX Beast 32GB 11-13-13 2133MHz
Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB 9-11-9-27 1866MHz
G.SKILL ARES 16GB 9-11-10-28 2133MHz
Patriot Division 4 Viper Extreme 16GB 9-11-9-27 1866MHz
Corsair Vengeance 16GB 9-10-9-27 1866MHz
G.SKILL RipjawsZ 16GB 9-10-9-28 1866MHz


Above are the SPD settings of the memory kit in today's review.

The Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary comes with 2 X.M.P profiles, one of which has a relatively conservative speed of 1866MHz and the one we are using above of 2133MHz with timings of 11-12-11 @ 1.65v.

Overclocking the 10th Anniversary kit was not particularly easy. We honestly expected the kit to embrace overclocking and be something a little bit special given that the kit is a celebration of Kingston's past 10 years in the industry. Sadly, overclocking the 10th Anniversary was a frustrating affair because it refused to budge from the 2133MHz threshold without a jump in voltage and by slackening off the timings. Still, 2400MHz is a good result but we would advise caution pumping just over 1.7v through ram on a 24/7 basis.

Let's see how the results faired both in stock and overclocked formats...

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