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Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB DDR3-2400MHz Kit: RAM Review

Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB DDR3-2400MHz Kit: RAM Review

RAM pic

7th June 2016

 

Kingston is a company reputed for providing high performance memory and storage solutions. We will be having a look at the Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB DDR3-2400Mhz kit!

Specifications:
CL(IDD): 9 cycles
Row Cycle Time (tRCmin): 49.5ns (min.)
Refresh to Active/Refresh Command Time (tRFCmin): 260ns (min.)
Row Active Time (tRASmin): 36ns (min.)
Maximum Operating Power: 2.460 W* (per module)
UL Rating: 94 V – 0
Frequency speed: 1600MHz–2400MHz
Voltage: 1.5V–1.65V
Dimensions: 132mm x 41.4mm

Test Setup

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition

Motherboard:  Asus P8B75-V  (3 PCI, 2 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR3 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN)

Memory: 2x 8GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-2400

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760

 

Softwares Used

AIDA64 Extreme

Super PI Mod 1.9 MP

Asus ROG RealBench 2.43

Asus ROG CPU-Z

Test Condition:

We first tested the memory kit under default conditions. The default memory frequency was set to 1333 MHz. We then overclocked the memory to set it at 1400 MHz.

CPU-Z 1333MHz

CPU-Z is a program that let you observe all current statuses of your system. Here are the results for 1333MHz

mhz1333 CPU-z

CPU-Z 1400 MHz

Here are the results for 1400MHz

mhz1400 1

Here are the comparative results of both values:

ASUS Real Bench
AIDA64
CineBench
super PI

From the results we can make the following observations. The 16GB HyperX Beast DDR3 performs very well in all the tests conducted in the ASUS RealBench 2.0. RAM passes even the heavy multitasking test with ease. It was seen that the RAM performed better when the RAM was used on a higher memory frequency.

ASUS RealBench let you check the performance of your memory over various programs. It was seen that the RAM had good performances on the default as well as overclocked frequencies.

AIDA64 benchmarks the Latency, Copy, Write and Read speeds of your Memory. The RAM is no slouch in any of those departments. The low values (71 and 62 nano seconds) attest to its good speed.

In the Cinebench test, it was seen that I was getting an FPS of about 59-60 across all tests. (Which is about normal for my PC). However on overclocking it to 1400 MHz, I immediately notice my FPS go up. It stayed around 100 FPS whenever I was playing DoTA 2.

Even in the Super PI Mod 1.9 MP, it was observed that the memory frequency of 1400MHz yielded better results than at 1333MHz. The same was seen during the CineBench benchmark tests. The best performance of the RAM was seen at 2400MHz.

 

Conclusion

The Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3 is definitely a very good product. Though 8GB is generally enough for most gamers, home users etc, there was something very nice about having the extra juice. Even at 1333MHz the RAM manages to make an immediate impact on the performance.

However the real appeal of this RAM is in the fact that it is so good for overclocking. If your PC and motherboard can support 2400 MHz, I would recommend you try to use the RAM to its fullest potential.

HyperX Beast definitely lives up to it’s name and I am very happy and satisfied with it’s performance. The fact that it is well priced compared to other 16 GB DDR RAM makes the product all the more better. If you’re considering upgrading your RAM to 16 GB, this would be my top recommendation.

Rohan Pashankar

Rohan Pashankar

Analyst at Mag Gaming
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