Conclusion

DDR3-2400 modules are gaining popularity. This is especially after mainboard makers support DDR3-2400 unofficially through overclocking. There are currently a couple of brands making DDR3-2400 quad channel kits. Most of them are not cheap. Kingston KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX targets the more mass market group of users who are after stability and  performance.

The vanilla plain ram sticks looks just like the normal HyperX sticks. Without LED lights nor long heatsink fins, it might not stand out from the other brands. That is not important as it works as it should be.

In our test on the BIOSTAR TPOWER X79 board, we have to bump up some of the voltages in order to get the board stable. I suspect it is probably a BIOS issue. XMP profiles are detected correctly and they function well through the tests.

Although we believe the ram modules should be able to be pushed higher than the XMP profiles, the X79 system doesn’t seem to be too happy when we try to push the CLK just 1MHz higher than default.

In our benchmarks, we show that the memory performance of DDR3-2133 versus DDR3-2400. This is to illustrate the 5% gain over conventional modules that are rated only at DDR3-2133. 

In Conclusion, the Kingston HyperX KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX does give an edge but at a premium compared to DDR3-2133 modules. If you intend to get an Intel X79 system with quad memory sticks, this kit should be in your shopping list.

Pricing

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Pros

XMP profiles

Cons

Need to adjust motherboard voltages to get system stable

Ratings

Here are my ratings out of 10.

Category Score
Performance 10 / 10
Features 7 / 10
Ease Of Installation 10 / 10
Overclocking Features 7 / 10
Documentation 7 / 10
Packaging 7 / 10
Cost / Performance 9 / 10
Overall Rating : 8.1 / 10

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