Kingston HyperX Beast 2400MHz CL11 16GB Review


Memory prices have been dropping all year and there isn’t a best time to get hold of one. Back in September 2012, we tested the Kingston HyperX T1 CL11 2400Mhz memory kit. It was a great kit at that time and since then memory with speeds in excess of 2400 or above have been a very common sight specially due to the fact that the memory prices have been going down and new memory kits have been coming in very often now. If you are making a new computer then memory is one of the most critical aspects which maximize the overall performance of the system. Keeping this in mind, we are looking at 16 GB of high performance Kingston HyperX Beast 2400MHz memory. Below is a brief introduction about the company itself.

Kingston is one of the biggest memory companies and they have a wide portfolio of products targeting the enthusiast audience. It’s been almost ten years since Kingston entered the scene with their HyperX range of memory modules. The HyperX range from Kingston memory is synonymous with performance and today we have the latest memory kit fresh of the production line: Kingston HyperX Beast.

The HyperX Beast landscapes a new heat spreader for which Kingston claims that it will “maximize thermal dissipation for increased reliability.” The memory has been specially designed to pair up with third generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

The HyperX Beast’s tagline, aside from attractive to those who like a side helping of looks with their RAM, reflects what Kingston describes as an ‘aggressive’ design to their new heat spreader. The black heat spreader, inscribed with the Kingston and HyperX logos along with the new Beast name, features a curved design to its fins and cut-out areas which look for the entire world like a glaring pair of eyes.

Brand Kingston
Model HyperX Beast 2400MHz 16GB Dual Channel
Part No. KHX24C11T3K2/16X
Speed DDR3-2400
CAS Latency 11-13-13-31
Capacity 16 GB (2 x 8GB)
Voltage 1.65v
XMP Supported Yes
Warranty Lifetime

The Kingston HyperX Beast kit comprises of two 8GB modules which totals to capacity of 16GB with speeds of 2400 MHz and timings of CL11. Each of the memory modules supports Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles). Furthermore, each module has been tested out of the box to run at DDR3-2400 at a low latency timing of 11-13-13 at 1.65V. The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1333 timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. Each 240-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers.

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