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Kingston HyperX Genesis Quad Channel 2400MHz DDR3 Review


by Stuart Davidson - 1st December 2011
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Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-2400 8GB-Kit Quad Channel Memory Review

Real World Testing


For our real world testing we first run an encoding test with Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5. This test takes a 4GB RAW 2560x1600 file and converts it to Blu-Ray format and is designed to take advantage of all system resources, including all 8 threads on our Core i7 CPU. Gaming is represented by a run-through of Shogun 2 at 1920x1080 in DX11 mode and we also test the impact these kits have on our Windows boot time as well as an application load (Photoshop). Finally we run stability testing on the modules using various applications such as Prime95 to stress the sticks and test their temperature with an Infra-Red thermometer.

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results

On the last page we saw that there were some gains in 3D performance and memory bandwidth and moving to real world testing the findings show that boot times, load times and media conversion receive small benefits from the memory however gaming has a significant boost. In a game such as Shogun 2 our framerate increases by an average of 10fps as the faster memory allows the rest of the system to perform at a more optimal level. Also worth noting is that the temperature of our HyperX memory remains very close to DDR3-1600.

As a final test we decided to look at what the tightest timings were that we could achieve on these modules at the advertised 2400MHz, a common speed that most X79 motherboards offer as their maximum multiplier. With these particular sticks we were able to move to 10-11-10-27 while maintaining complete stability.

  Stock Tightest Timings
Kingston DDR3-2400 2400MHz
@ 11-13-11-30-2T
2400MHz
@ 10-11-10-27-2T
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