Review: Kingston 2400Mhz 2x4GB/8GB kit (KHX24C11T2K2/8X)

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It’s time for a quick review and in an effort to build up some decent RAM reviews for the future, Kingston have been kind enough to send us out a few of their RAM kits to put to test and gauge the performance they offer. The kit up for review here is the Kingston 2400Mhz with 2 x 4GB sticks totaling 8GB, model number KHX24C11T2K2/8X. The full specs are included below and then we move onto some benchmarks.

  • CL(IDD)                                                                  9 cycles
  • Row Cycle Time (tRCmin)                                    49.5ns (min.)
  • Refresh to Active/Refresh                                      160ns (min.)
    Command Time (tRFCmin)
  • Row Active Time (tRASmin)                                 36ns (min.)
    Maximum Operating Power                                  2.400 W* (per module)
  • UL Rating                                                               94 V – 0
  • Operating Temperature                                          0c to 85c
  • Storage Temperature                                             -55c to +100c
  • JEDEC standard 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V) Power Supply
  • VDDQ = 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V)
  • 667MHz fCK for 1333Mb/sec/pin
  • 8 independent internal bank
  • Programmable CAS Latency: 9, 8, 7, 6
  • Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL – 2, or CL – 1 clock
  • Programmable CAS Write Latency(CWL) = 7 (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 than TCASE 85°C, 3.9us at 85°C < TCASE < 95°C
  • Asynchronous Reset
  • PCB : Height 1.18” (30mm) double sided component
  • Memory Module Specifi cations

• JEDEC: DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9 @1.5V
• XMP Profile #1: D3-2400 CL11-13-13 @1.65V
• XMP Profile #2: D3-2133 CL11-12-11 @1.60V

Benchmarks

It’s time for the numbers! We put together a few benchmarks using the kits that Kingston sent out to us and this should give you an idea of the performance the 2400Mhz kit provides and not just on its own, but compared to the 2133MHz and 1866Mhz kits we also reviewed.

Kingston RAM 1866.2133,2400 Aida64

Kingston RAM 1866.2133,2400 CINEBENCH

Kingston RAM 1866.2133,2400 MaxMem2 latency

Kingston RAM 1866.2133,2400 MaxMem2 bandwitdh

Kingston RAM 1866.2133,2400 Sisoft sandra latency

Kingston RAM 1866.2133,2400 Sissoft sandra memory bandwitdh

Conclusion

The 2400Mhz kit from Kingston has solid performance with the memory bandwidth giving you the top of speed you would expect, but more impressively the latency is much lower compared to the other kits, which will greatly increase performance throughout the entire RAM. So basically if your looking for top-notch performance you will be hard pressed to find anything better from a different 2400Mhz kit. Currently this kit costs around £100-110 which is around the same or less than most of the competition.

We are pleased to give the KHX24C11T2K2/8X kit from Kingston a gold award as its performance is spot on and Kingston have shown nothing but consistency throughout performance and it’s hard to ask for more.

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Craig O'Sullivan

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