Kingston HyperX T1 KHX24C11T1K2/8X
The last dual-channel 8GB memory kit we are going to cover in this review is Kingston’s HyperX T1 KHX24C11T1K2/8X, the company’s fastest memory right now. It is rated for DDR3-2400. Kingston has already announced DDR3-2666 SDRAM, but it hasn’t yet made it to the shops. So, if you need something faster than DDR3-2400, you have to look at other brands’ offers.
Well, the KHX24C11T1K2/8X kit is itself a rather narrowly-targeted product that may only be interesting for enthusiasts willing to pay anything for even a minor increase in performance. So, we don’t think Kingston’s DDR3-2400 memory will become a bestseller.
Here are the official specs of the Kingston HyperX T1 KHX24C11T1K2/8X kit:
- Dual-channel kit consists of two memory modules, 4 GB each;
- Nominal frequency: 2400 MHz;
- Timings: 11-13-13-30;
- Voltage: 1.65 V.
So, Kingston engineers reach the high frequency by relaxing the tRCD and tRP timings to their maximums. Otherwise, the flagship offer doesn’t differ from the rest of the HyperX T1 series.
This time around we don’t want to express our concerns about the height of the heatsink. The heatsink is still very tall, but at least it is justifiable here. The heat dissipation of the KHX24C11T1K2/8X modules is 2.4 watts which is about 1 watt higher than that of the other HyperX series modules.
Below the heatsinks of Kingston's overclocker-friendly DDR3-2400 SDRAM we find the familiar H5TC2G83CFR-H9A chips which are actually positioned by their maker, SK Hynix, as DDR3L-1333 SDRAM with a voltage of 1.35 volts and CAS Latency 9. So, it turns out that all the new modules from the HyperX T1 series we are talking about in this review are in fact identical. The difference boils down to how they have passed factory testing. We can expect every HyperX T1 series product to have the same overclocking potential, yet for example DDR3-1866 memory is not guaranteed to work as DDR3-2400. We’ll check this out shortly, though.
Of course, the XMP profile of the DDR3-2400 kit contains appropriate settings for that operating mode. Besides it, there is another profile that describes DDR3-2133 mode with timings of 11-12-11-30.
Otherwise, the DDR3-2400 modules are a typical Kingston product compliant with the company’s quality assurance standards. They are factory-tested at 2400 MHz on ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H mainboards with Core 3000 series CPUs. They come with a lifetime warranty.