Kingston HyperX Special Edition Sandy Bridge 1600MHz CL9 Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅08-02-11

Product on Review: Kingston HyperX Special Edition (Sandy Bridge)
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Kingston
Street Price: £40 inc. VAT

Kingston, being one of the most prolific memory manufacturers in the world and more specifically in the UK, haven't missed out on the Sandy Bridge bandwagon. Their latest release sees the ever popular HyperX series turn greyscale for a strategic assault on the Sandy Bridge P67 chipset.

In fact it was at CES 2011 just a matter of weeks ago that Kingston announced the release of this 'Special Edition' HyperX for Intel P67. As the press release suggested, available we have 2133MHz and 1600MHz 4GB kits. But there will be 8GB kits available too.

We have been keen to get our hands on this new "Special Edition" kit, and today we will be taking a look at a 1600MHz C9 kit with the following latencies - 9-9-9-27. Let's waste no more time and commence our analysis.

Kingston's Take:
This high-performance dual-channel memory kit is engineered to complement the new motherboards featuring the Intel® P67 Sandy Bridge platform as well as existing P55-based systems.

The modern design and look accentuates the new black and grey P67 motherboards in the market. And the high performance memory frequency they meet the demands of everyone from the enthusiast vying for the fastest benchmark score to the weekend gamer. HyperX Genesis Special Edition Grey is available in DDR3 2133- and 1600MHz 8GB kits.

Kingston's KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX is a kit of two 256M x 64-bit 2GB (2048MB) DDR3-1600MHz CL9 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) memory modules, based on sixteen 128M x 8-bit DDR3 FBGA components per module. Each module kit supports Intel® XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles). Total kit capacity is 4GB. Each module kit has been tested to run at DDR3-1600MHz at a low latency timing of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V. The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3 1333MHz timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. Each 240-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers and requires +1.5V.

Technical Specifications

Intel XMP
CAS Latency
- 9-9-9-27
- 4GB (2GB x2)
- DDR3-1600 (PC3 12800)
Test Voltage
- 1.65 Volts
Error Checking
- Non-ECC
- 240-pin DIMM
- Lifetime

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