January 9, 2013
Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB 1866MHz Memory Kit Review
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China, and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/en/.
About the Product
Today We are going to have a look at Kingston’s HyperX Beast 8GB 1866MHz Memory Kit , The vicious HyperX® Beast features a dynamic new heatspreader to maximize thermal dissipation for increased reliability. Plus it looks really cool and enhances any system. It’s Intel XMP ready so higher-performing frequencies, timings and voltages are just a few clicks away. The Beast gets along well with third-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and the latest AMD performance and gaming processors. Put the Beast in your corner and crush your opponents — or just conquer your challenging workload.
General Specifications and Features
The General Specifications of the Memory are Below ,
- Capacities 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB in kits of 2, 4 and 8
- Frequency speed 1600 MHz–2400 MHz
- Operating temperature 0 °C to 85 °C
- Storage temperature -55 °C to 100 °C
- Dimensions 132 mm x 41.4 mm
- DDR3 only
- Available in a variety of CAS latencies
- Voltage 1.5–1.65 V
The Salient Features of the Memory Modules are ,
- Compatible with Intel XMP auto-overclocking function
- Designed to work with P55, H67, P67, Z68, H61 (AG), X79 and Z77 Intel chipsets; as well as A75, A87, A88, A89, A78 and E35 (Fusion) AMD chipsets
- Carefully selected premium chips for maximum performance and overclockability
- Dynamic black design and sharp edge accents
- 100-percent factory tested
Packaging and Unboxing
HyperX Beast comes in same type of packaging as the predator comes . The Casing is black transparent box which a sticker of the brand place on front . Also you could find the detailed specifications of the memory of the left bottom side of the box .
The things which were included in the box were ,
-2 x 4GB Memory Modules of Kingston HyperX Beast 1866MHz
A Closer Look at the Beast
The first thing you will notice is the design of the Beast . It Awesome the finish of the heat spreader is amazing and i have never seen such fine quality on any RAM in the market , Also the design is amazing as well . The Beast is also lighter in weight as compared to the predator . Also its kind of low profile so it looks quite neat and classy in the system .
The HyperX beast logo is printed on the heat spreader on the front of the module . Also you can find the sticker which shows the timings and the speed of the module on the right side of the memory module .There is one thing which is missing in the module is that the PCB could be finished in Matte Black color . But Still it is very attractive .
The Heat spreaders on the HyperX Beast is a bit different from predator , There is a bit more spacing between the spreaders so that the more air can pass through to cool the PCB and Chips more faster .
Benchmarking and Testing
The rig we will be using today for testing Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB 1866MHz Memory Kit is ,
- Intel Core i7 3770K CPU
- ASROCK Z77 Extreme6
- Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory
- Kingston HyperX 3k 90 GB SSD
- Seasonic 1250w Gold PSU
- Gainward Phantom GTX660TI Graphic Card
The benchmarking software we will be using are SANDRA 2011 , CineBench and 3D MARK 11 . The compiled results are shown below in graph ,
As Far as the overclocking part of the memory goes , We first selected the XMP profile of 1866MHz and then did the benchmark above . The Voltages were 1.65v . For overclocking the voltages were left a 1.65v . In order to overclock the frequency , We Pumped up the base clock of our CPU and Lower Down the Multiplier to stay on stock speed . But the maximum frequency we could get out of this Memory was 1942 MHz . But it could be different in many cases .
In the End ( Conclusion)
HyperX is the leading brand of the Kingston , Which means you will be getting the amazing speeds and also the built quality in one component . Each of the HyperX product has unique feature in it which is interesting to see .
The HyperX is the new product of the HyperX Memory Product Line , which proves that it should be on the first place in the HyperX Series . The speeds of the HyperX is amazing and is way more faster than Corsair Vengeance , G. Skill , Corsair Dominator and many others we could see from references . Also the design of the HyperX is very enthusiastic and specially made for all those Hardware Crazy people out in the world . If you need a RAM which guarantee you the amazing performance and look good in your system go for the ” Beast ” . Also it is very budget friendly memory and if you have a larger Budget you can go for More Frequency or Larger Capacity HyperX Beast .
We are pleased to announce that the Kingston HyperX Beast receives Editor Extreme Buyer Award at TechTipsnReview for Amazing Performance Speeds , Innovative and Enthusiastic Design and Good Built Quality .