Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary 2x4GB DDR3-1866 CL9 1.65V Review

Published by Sam on 11.09.13
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Having successfully competed on the enthusiast memory market for a decade with the HyperX product line, Kingston decided to mark on this achievement by releasing a special memory series. As any decent anniversary, the one of Kingston ended up in some of its participants lying around unconscious on various horizotal surfaces, like the set on our table waiting to be tested.

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Manufacturer Kingston
Series HyperX 10th Year Anniversary Edition
Part Number KHX18C9X3K2/8X
Type DDR3
Capacity 8 GB (2 x 4GB)
Frequency 933 MHz (DDR3-1866)
Timings 9-11-9-27
VDIMM 1.65 Volt
Registred/Unbuffered Unbuffered
Cooling Passive Heatspreader
Waranty Lifetime warranty
Package Type Plastic Blister

Even though Kingston claim that Anniversary Edition is to be produced in limited numbers, seven months of consistent availability through no less than thirteen different models suggest that this version is not as special as one might initially think.
Furthermore, the specs offered by the Anniversary series do not extend one of the remaining lineup in any way. Case in point, 8GB dual channel kits rated for DDR3-1866 CL9 could be had in Kingston’s execution all the way back in 2010.
However, there is much more to any memory than just the specs, so let us focus on other important aspects, starting with aesthetics…

Page 1 - Introduction
Page 2 - Closer Look
Page 3 - Photo Gallery
Page 4 - Results
Page 5 - Conclusion

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