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Written by David Ramsey   
Friday, 09 December 2011
Table of Contents: Page Index
Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB DDR3-2133
Closer Look: Kingston HyperX Genesis
Testing and Results
Synthetic Tests
Application Tests
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

I rounded up several new quad-channel memory kits to provide a basis for comparison. All kits comprised four 4GB DIMMs for a total of 16GB of memory. There was one DDR3-1333 kit, two DDR3-1600 kits, and the Kingston HyperX kit that's the subject of this review. I ran all the memory kits at their XMP profile speeds (the Kingston memory that's the subject of this test had two XMP profiles, one for 1866MHz and one for 2133MHz, so I tested with both) on an Intel X79 Express system using an ASUS X79 Sabertooth motherboard and an Intel Core i7 3960X processor running at its stock clock speeds.

For this test I used three synthetic benchmarks to measure memory performance, and three application-based benchmarks to assess real-world performance.


Test System

  • Motherboard: ASUS X79 Sabertooth
  • System Memory
    • Generic DDR3-1333 9-9-9-25
    • Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24
    • G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24
    • Kingston HyperX DDR3-1866 (XMP Profile 1) 10-11-10-30
    • Kingston HyperX DDR3-2133 (XMP Profile 2) 11-12-11-30
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3960X
  • Video: AMD Radeon HD6850
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Test Software

  • AIDA64 1.85.1600
  • SiSoft Sandra Lite 2011.10.17.79
  • Euler 3D 2.2
  • Blender 3D Rendering
  • Handbrake 0.95

Let's start with the synthetic testing...



# RE: Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB DDR3-2133Ron 2012-04-18 18:10
Thank you for the review. I was looking how strong is 2133Mhz compared to 1600Mhz. Not to much apparently and not worth the extra cost. Surely it will get cheaper.
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# RE: Kingston HyperX Genesis 16GB DDR3-2133David Ramsey 2012-04-18 18:30
It has gotten cheaper. In fact if you'll check the Amazon link at the start of this review you'll see the price has dropped by more than half since this was written.
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