Kingston HyperX 2,000MHz review

Is speed over capacity enough for this RAM?

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We liked

At this price point, 2,000MHz memory performance is very impressive indeed. Clocked up 2GHz and running single-application benchmarks, the Kingston HyperX 2,000MHz absolutely flies. That frequency headroom also means there's plenty of scope for CPU overclocking. Plus, this kit is not bad running single applications at the default 1,333MHz setting, either.

We disliked

No to put too fine a point on it, but 3GB isn't quite enough memory for heavy duty computing. And heavy duty computing is exactly what most owners of Intel's top-drawer X58 triple-channel platform will expect to be doing. A 6GB kit is required to eradicate all evidence of performance-sapping disk swapping.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyHyperX
Memory StandardDDR3-2000/PC3-16000
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
CAS LatencyCL9
Memory Size3 GB
Brand NameKingston
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed2000 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, China RoHS, WEEE
ManufacturerKingston Technology Company
Product ModelKHX2000C9D3K3/3GX
Product NameHyperX 3GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Product LineHyperX
Manufacturer Part NumberKHX2000C9D3K3/3GX
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Kingston, the world's largest independent memory leader, proudly offers HyperX, memory for gamers and PC enthusiasts. HyperX modules are specifically engineered and tested for higher speeds and lower latencies. Like all Kingston memory modules, HyperX is 100% tested, with a lifetime warranty and 24/7 free technical support.

Number of Modules3 x 1 GB
Limited WarrantyLifetime