Kingston has always been the memory that comes to mind when I think of enthusiast memory. Their HyperX line of memory has been their top of the line enthusiast memory and some of the first ever enthusiast memory to be released. Today we are going to be checking out their HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel Memory kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX). This kit features Kingston’s newer heatspreaders and runs at 1600MHz with timings of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V. This kit is the perfect starting kit for someone who is looking into dual channel memory. Read on as we take a look…
Special thanks to Kingston for providing us with the HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 8GB Dual Channel Memory Kit to review.
– 2x4GB Modules
– Frequency: 1600MHz
– CAS Latency: 9
– Timings: 9-9-9-27
– Voltage: 1.65V
The Genesis kits comes in a simple package. To show you how these modules comes and to give you a brief overview check out our unboxing video below! We also are unboxing a Limited Edition kit in the video, you can check out the review of that memory kit here!
HyperX Genesis Overview
This dual channel kit is made of up two 4GB modules. The modules run at 1600MHz with timings of 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V. These kits feature Kingston’s newer HyperX heatspreaders. They are grey which actually looks pretty good.
There is a single heatspreader on each side of the modules with holes towards the top to help with ventilation. The Kingston and HyperX logos are on the left side. If we flip the modules over we can see a sticker that has all of the information on the kit and a Kingston hologram that ensures these are genuine Kingston modules.