Kingston 10th Anniversary HyperX 16GB 2400MHz Reviewccokeman -
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Kingston 10th Anniversary HyperX 16GB 2400MHz Conclusion:
Over the years I have owned and tested more than a few versions of Kingston's HyperX lineup. Each of them performed well from a standpoint of delivering what was expected from them and a little bit more. I find that the 10th Anniversary Edition modules delivered great performance at the stock frequency using the well managed XMP settings. In most of the tests run it was in the top half or better of the comparison field, which included modules rated at higher speed bins.
Overclocking did not yield a ton of headroom, but at 2400MHz you are at the upper end of what most memory controllers are going to run day in day out without hitting the memory controller voltage a little harder than you want to. I was able to push the HyperX 10th Anniversary modules up to 2520MHz, but needed to relax the timings a bit to improve stability. Even so at 2400 to 2500MHz you can get a lot of performance from these modules.
As a low profile design you are going see higher temperatures when overclocking if you use a liquid cooled solution or even a stock heat sink. Aftermarket down draft or tower-style heat sinks should have no problem providing enough airflow to keep these modules cool. That brings up compatibility with large heat sinks, something most performance modules have concerns with when running four modules. Even with all four DIMM sockets populated you won't run into clearance concerns due to the low profile design of this set of Kingston's HyperX modules.
What you get in the end is a set of modules with a high speed bin that can deliver the performance you need for a price. Priced around $214, this kit does not come cheap and is priced in the middle of the comparable kits on Newegg. As has been seen in the past, the higher the speed bin the higher the price needle rises. The look of these modules is sure to add some bling to any system with the silver coloring with chrome accents used to highlight the HyperX logo. Equipped with a lifetime warranty, XMP profile, and great looks, Kingston has a winner with its 10th Anniversary Edition kit.
- Low Profile design
- XMP 1.3 profile
- HyperX reliability
- Lifetime warranty
- Runs warmer than taller modules