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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 02 April 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
6GB Kingston HyperX 2000MHz DDR3 Memory Kit
Closer Look: Kingston HyperX DDR3
DDR3 Series Results
RAM Testing Methodology
System Benchmark Tests
Graphics Benchmark Tests
Triple-Channel DDR3 Final Thoughts
Kingston HyperX 2000MHz DDR3 Conclusion

Kingston HyperX 2000MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review

Adding more memory to your computer system is one of the easiest ways to improve performance, but adding high-speed memory is also an excellent way to reach that impossible overclock. By allowing the system more headroom to move with the changing interface or bus speeds, high-speed memory can keep up with the overclocked CPU. Video game enthusiasts also stand to gain added performance, since levels and maps will load faster and graphics frame rates will improve.

Overclockers and PC hardware enthusiasts understand that system memory performs best with low latency and fast speeds, but both seldom come in the same package. Kingston offers the exception. Available with two XMP eXtreme Memory Profiles, the Kingston HyperX DDR3 memory kit can deliver either 1867MHz CL7, or 2002MHz at CL8. Sold in dual- and triple-channel kits, Benchmark Reviews tests the KHX2000C8D3T1K3/6GX set against a wide range of modules in our RAM tests using the six-core Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor.

Microsoft Windows PCs often suffer from memory starvation. It's true. System memory is one of the most over-looked hardware components in computer systems. Making matter worst, when it comes to 32-bit Operating Systems such as Windows XP or Vista, no more than 4GB of memory can be mapped and utilized. However, the introduction of Microsoft Windows 7 has brought 64-bit computing to the mainstream, and now only the physical limitations of the motherboard can restrict the user-mode virtual address space. So with applications demanding greater memory overhead, once again it has better to utilize as much memory as can be installed into the system.


When most shoppers compare system memory kits, they often look for the highest speeds for the best price. Everyone is different, but overclockers and performance enthusiasts generally aim for the best combination of low-latency high-speed RAM they can get find. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the performance of a top-speed triple-channel product for the Intel Core-i7 X58-Express platform. The Kingston HyperX 2000MHz DDR3 memory kit (KHX2000C8D3T1K3/6GX) will be compared against several other products and benchmarked for bandwidth and gaming performance. Are the higher speeds worth the money or can this memory kit overclock to their level? By the end of this article, you'll have your answer.

But not all memory is made the same; and even memory of the same speed can have different consumer targets. Kingston offers something for everyone, and it seems that there's a HyperX memory upgrade for every platform used. Casual users can take advantage of their warranty and support, as well as getting tips from their website for better performance. Enthusiasts and overclockers can match the memory kit that best suits their needs.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.kingston_logo_tag_600px.png

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America.

Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the "Best Companies to Work for in America" by Fortune magazine, Kingston's tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston's success.

Kingston serves an international network of distributors, resellers, retailers and OEM customers on six continents. The company also provides contract manufacturing and supply chain management services for semiconductor manufacturers and system OEMs. Kingston reports revenues of $4.1B for 2009, the second-largest in company history. iSuppli ranks Kingston as the world's number-one memory module manufacturer for the third-party memory market (in the first half of 2009) with 38.3% market share, up from 32.8% in 2008 and 27.5% in 2007.



# Memory LimitsPhilip Merritt 2010-04-03 12:15
"64-bit users who want 12GB of memory may also consider buying two sets of this triple-channel kit."

Be careful!

Page 2-11 of the P6X58D Premium User Manual says "Due to Intel CPU spec, X.M.P. and DDR3-1600 are supported for one DIMM per channel only." I assume this limitation also applies to higher speed memory. Since "Intel CPU spec" is cited, it may apply to other X58 boards as well.
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