Though the advertised setting of DDR3-2000 9-9-9-27 is probably the “sweet spot” of the HyperX DDR3-2000 kit, there are still performance gains to be had with overclocking to DDR3-2142 and loosening the CAS latency to 10. The tighter latency of CAS 7 did prove a better score in Sandra’s Cache and Memory Bandwidth, but the advertised settings gave better performance in every other score.
In my original review, I was very impressed with the memory, with the Kingston HTX heatspreaders, the overall looks of the memory, and the performance at DDR3-1520 7-7-7-24. The memory’s performance at DDR3-2000 gives me no reason to be any less impressed. I was very pleased with the HyperX DDR3-2000’s overclocking capability, reaching DDR3-2142.
At the time of my original review, the memory sold for $169.99 at my favorite online retailer. Today, merely a month later, the Kingston HyperX DDR3-2000 now sells for $119.99. Do I have to explain why I consider this a value?
We originally gave this memory a 9 out of 10 score. With the new price, ThinkComputers.org upgrades the Kingston HyperX T1 Series DDR3-2000 3GB Triple Channel Memory Kit to a 10 out of 10 score.
– HTX heatspreaders look sharp and are very effective
– Attained timings of 7-7-7-24 at DDR3-1520
– Overclocked to DDR3-2142 10-9-9-30
– Excellent price
– You may still find motherboards unable to run this memory at DDR3-2000 with some processors (Though as X58 BIOS mature, that becomes less likely)