Kingston HyperX Genesis Quad Channel 2400MHz DDR3 Review

2. The Memory4. Synthetic Testing


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

Test System and Methodology

4x 2GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-2400 @ 11-13-11-30-2T (1.65v)
4x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 @ 9-9-9-24-2T (1.5v)

Intel Core i7-3960X
ASRock X79 Extreme4
2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590

Corsair AX1200 PSU
OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD (OS)
Intel RTS 2011 Liquid Cooler
Asus VG236H Screen
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard
Roccat Kone[+]

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Chipset 9.2, SATA 3.0 and ME 7.1
Forceware 290.36

Adobe CS5.5 Master Suite
Totalwar Shogun 2
3DMark 2011 Professional
Cinebench R11
Fraps
PCMark 7
SiSoft Sandra
CPUz 1.58

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.

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