Kingston HyperX Genesis Quad Channel 2400MHz DDR3 Review

On First Page2. The Memory


Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-2400 8GB-Kit Quad Channel Memory Review

Kingston HyperX Genesis Quad Channel 2400MHz DDR3 Review – 8GB Kit

There was a period of time a few years ago when memory speed increases very much relied upon higher voltages and we saw manufacturers reaching settings in excess of 2.2v to achieve maximum performance. Things changed drastically overnight though when Intel launched a new architecture which limited voltage to 1.65v and at that stage memory manufacturers had to rethink their products. This is probably one of the least noticeable changes Intel have made for the average consumer but its effect is widespread because all modules released now meet that specification, even on kits designed for AMD systems.

With that move to 1.65v we eventually started to see higher performance modules released and in recent times manufacturers have more than mastered the requirements placed on them, exceeding 2000MHz with ease. Other approaches have been to focus on efficiency an power use, with Kingston as one example releasing modules which require just 1.35v to operate.

Today’s review product comes from the high end of the performance spectrum and is a kit designed for Intels X79 platform, though it will also work on dual channel boards. With an advertised speed of 2400MHz we put the latest Kingston HyperX modules through a selection of real world and synthetic tests.

Leave a Reply

Related posts

Kingston HyperX Fury Red DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Review

Kingston HyperX Fury Red DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Review

Today we take a look at some memory with a name that just sounds awesome. Meet Kingston HyperX Fury… an action hero name if ever there was one. Hopefully the performance and quality won’t be a let-down after the great branding…   The Kingston HyperX Fury Red Memory Kingston package...

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1866 SODIMM 16GB Kit Laptop Memory Review

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1866 SODIMM 16GB Kit Laptop Memory Review

Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1866MHz SODIMM (Laptop) Memory Review (2x8GB) Memory upgrades are one of the more common upgrades on desktop PCs thanks to their (reasonably) low cost, ease and in the right system, benefits to performance. Considering most laptop manufacturers go with the...

Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review

Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz (2x8GB) Memory Kit Review

Corsair Vengeance Pro Series DDR3-1866MHz Memory Review (2x8GB) Review In our roundup last week we took a look at a range of high end Z87 boards which were ideal to build a performance based Haswell system on. Of course as well as our board and CPU we need a great kit of memory to help us...