Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB Memory Kit

Posted by on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 6:50pm

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GBThe Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB ram kit is all that and a bag of chips. This kits will give you blistering speed you want when mixing ram overclocks with CPU intense frequencies. Yeah you may look down at the 3GB amount of ram here but you most remember that you need an 64-bit operating system to support anything over 4 gigs. The chances are most readers are still sitting on the XP OS. Many have not elected to jump on the Vista wagon. So this kit is ideal for many including someone like me. So, sit back relax and read on as we take a look at the latest kit from Kingston.

 

Introduction of the Kingston HyperX 2000MHz

Today, no matter what CPU you get and no matter how well it overclocks with low bandwidth ram like the current Intel Core i7 processor you will never see a memory manufacturer sit at JEDEC standards for memory. We have ran several ram kits rated at 1333MHz and seen some really good overclocks and bandwidth numbers. When you have companies like Kingston who are known for giving a customer more for less why not go for the whole nine yards. This is the case with our latest review sample.

The Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB ram kit is all that and a bag of chips. This kits will give you blistering speed you want when mixing ram overclocks with CPU intense frequencies. Yeah you may look down at the 3GB amount of ram here but you most remember that you need an 64-bit operating system to support anything over 4 gigs. The chances are most readers are still sitting on the XP OS. Many have not elected to jump on the Vista wagon. So this kit is ideal for many including someone like me. So, sit back relax and read on as we take a look at the latest kit from Kingston.

Kingston has something to say about HyperX 2000MHz

Kingston's KHX16000D3K3/3GX is a triple-channel kit of three 128M x 64-bit 1GB (1024MB) DDR3-2000 CL9 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) memory modules, based on eight 128M x 8-bit DDR3 FBGA components per module. Each module kit supports Intel® XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles). Each module kit has been tested to run at DDR3- 2000MHz at a latency timing of 9-9-9 at 1.65V. The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1333Mhz timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. Each 240-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers and requires +1.5V. The JEDEC standard electrical and mechanical specifications are as follows.


Specifications

JEDEC standard 1.5V ± 0.075V Power Supply
VDDQ = 1.5V ± 0.075V
667MHz fCK for 1333Mb/sec/pin
8 independent internal bank
Programmable CAS Latency: 6,7,8,9
Posted CAS
Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL - 2, or CL - 1 clock
Programmable CAS Write Latency(CWL) = 9(DDR3-1333)
8-bit pre-fetch
Burst Length: 8 (Interleave without any limit, sequential with starting address “000” only), 4 with tCCD = 4
which does not allow seamless read or write [either on the fly using A12 or MRS]
Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe
Internal(self) calibration : Internal self calibration through ZQ pin (RZQ : 240 ohm ± 1%)
On Die Termination using ODT pin
Average Refresh Period 7.8us at lower then TCASE 85°C, 3.9us at 85°C < TCASE . 95°C
Asynchronous Reset
PCB : Height 1.180” (30.00mm), single sided component


Closer look at the Kingston HyperX 2000MHz

Chances are you have had some Kingston Hyper X modules in at least one of your rigs in your lifetime. For some time now we have seen Kingston use the heat spreaders that are residing on the modules that we are testing today. But before we go on Kingston had upgraded the HyperX lineup with a new set of heat spreaders that sports a new towering design similar to that of the Corsair Dominators. The heat spreaders we are looking at today have a lower profile that will allow the attaching of larger wide spreader CPU coolers to fit without problems. The spreaders are aluminum and blue and silver in color and held together with aluminum clips.

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB

These HyperX modules have what many of us are looking for in a kit that is meant for the i7 and that is the XMP profile feature. This feature allows for easy configuring of the timings and speed of the kit while adjusting the CPU to the rightful settings. In the case of the Hyper of the these sticks there are two XMP profiles worth stating. The first is at 1866MHz at 9-9-9 and the second is 2000MHz at the same timings. If you motherboard is capable of supporting the latter of the two settings why look at the first. And that is what we did. All testing of this kit is based on the 2000MHz setting as our Gigabyte X58 UD did.

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Due to the fact that these modules are solely meant for the X58 chipset they most operate at the Intel specifications for this chipset. Which is 1.65 and no more as anything more could result in a damage memory controller on the CPU. This would mean that you have a new paper weight as Intel is not going to warranty the CPU due to more abiding by their wishes.

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Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB


Testing and Results

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB

Testing Hardware:
Intel Core i7 920
Gigabyte X58
Crucial Ballistix 2gb PC6400
Thermalright Ultra 120
Sapphire Toxic HD3870
Maxtor Diamond 10 100GB
Thermaltake TP1000

Testing Software:
Sierra Entertainment F.E.A.R.
SiSoftware Sandra
Everest Ultimate

Results

Futuremark PCMark05
PCMark®05 is everything you need to reliably and easily measure the performance of your PC and determine its strengths and weaknesses. With PCMark05, you will be able to select the optimal upgrades for your existing PC, or choose the right new PC that fits your specific needs. This easy-to-use product gives you the same tools and knowledge that virtually every professional tester in the industry uses.

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2007 SP1
SiSoftware has announced the availability of Service Release 2 (SR2) for SiSoftware Sandra 2005, the latest version of its award-winning utility. The focus of this service release has been improved support, compatibility and reliability rather than new features. We have been working closely with more hardware vendors than before to be able to bring greater direct support of an increased market share of commodity and server technologies.

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB

Lavalys Everest
Lavalys EVEREST Home Edition is freeware system information, system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for home PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. It offers the world's most accurate system information and diagnostics capabilities, including online features, memory benchmarks, hardware monitoring, and low-level hardware information. EVEREST Home Edition is uniquely available for home users without any charges, based on the freeware license.

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB

Super Pi Modded 1.5
In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi and he collaborated with Dr. Y.Kanada at the computer center, the University of Tokyo. This record should be the current world record. (Details are shown in the windows help.) This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment such as Windows NT and Windows 95. In order to calculate 33.55 million digits, it takes within 3 days with Pentium 90MHz, 40MB main memory and 340MB available storage.

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB

Sierra Entertainment F.E.A.R. (Builtin demo - Settings on Highest)
“Gamespot’s PC Shooter of the Year is coming to the Xbox 360™ gaming and entertainment system with new levels, new weapons, and more explosive online action - Coming Fall 2006. 
F.E.A.R. ™ (First Encounter Assault Recon) is a paranormal action thriller presented entirely in first-person. An unprecedented adrenaline rush of close quarters combat seamlessly melded with the spine-tingling, shocking intensity of the paranormal unknown.
Already a critical and commercial smash on the PC, F.E.A.R. will bring a new level of FPS game play to Xbox 360 with brand new single-player content designed to immerse the player deeper in the world of the F.E.A.R. team, as well as brand new multiplayer content created to fully utilize Xbox Live®.”

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB

Inserts taken from respective deverloper's website.


Overclocking

Overclocking the HyperX was not as exciting using the 9-9-9 settings as we were able to muster up an increase of about 86MHz from the 2000MHz original setting. The original setting was amazing enough so the small jump was not as impressive. What we were amazed with was once we lowered the timings to 7-7-7 which is the limit for most people that want a balance between timing and bandwidth we saw the HyperX do an incredible 2030MHz. At this pont we did not have to give up good timings nor bandwidth. To do this we had to alter the AUTO timings set by the motherboard and dial in the current voltages which did not excess the Intel standards.

Kingston Hyper DDR3 2000MHz 3GB

Conclusion

The new Kingston HyperX offers blazing speeds for anyone that is looking for it and running an operating system like XP or Visa 32-bit. Six gig kits would be useless for these OSes as their limits will not see the increase in ram amount. The price of these modules will cost about one third the price of some of the 6GB kits that run at 2000MHz at about $115. I can see many pure benchers using a kit like this as it will not limit you overclocks as much as 6GB would due to their density. The bencher will love the fact that 2000MHz can be obtain with low latencies making for good bandwidth numbers.

higly recommended

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