main small Kingston HyperX DDR3 PC3 13000/14400 2GB Kits

With DDR3 prices slowly, but surely dropping, performance DDR3 kits are getting the attention of enthusiasts and hardcore overclockers. We have with us two high-performance DDR3 2GB kits from Kingston which we put to the test.

Even though it has been a while since the introduction of DDR3 memory, the community has been slow in adopting DDR3 mainly because of its high pricing and comparatively poor performance to similarily spec-ed DDR2 memories which run on lower latencies by default. With continued development and the maturing of DDR3 products, we are starting to see the introduction of more high-speed DDR3 memory kits, which are now finally able to offer substantial performance gains over DDR2-based systems. Unfortunately, DDR3 pricing is still steep, but pricing has dropped by a large amount from the period of time when it was just introduced.

4228 Kingston HyperX DDR3 PC3 13000/14400 2GB Kits

 

With DDR3 prices slowly, but surely dropping, performance DDR3 kits are getting the attention of enthusiasts and hardcore overclockers. We have in our test labs two high-performance DDR3 2GB kits, which are kindly sent to us by Kingston Technologies. They are the KHX13000D3LLK2/2G kit and the KHX14400D3K2/2GN kit. The former is classified as a low-latency kit by Kingston themselves, offering CL7 performance at a rather uncommon rated speed of 1625MHz. The latter is rated at a higher speed of 1800MHz, but at CL8 latencies.

Both kits operate at a voltage of 1.9V, up from the default 1.5V. 1.9V may seem a little on the high side to some, but it is still considered normal for performance DDR3 kits.