Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB DDR4 4

Kingston HyperX Savage 16GB DDR4 HX426C13SB2K2/16 Memory Kit Review

  1. Introduction, Packaging and Specs
  2. Test Bench and Testing Methodology
  3. AIDA64 Memory Benchmark
  4. MaxxMEM² Benchmark
  5. Cinebench R15 CPU and AOTS Benchmark
  6. Futuremark Benchmarks
  7. Conclusion
  8. Online Purchase Links

Disclosure: This review unit is provided by Kingston.

Introduction, Packaging and Specs

This Kingston HyperX Savage kit can easily camouflage itself in an all-black motherboard layout and make it hard enough to be spotted.  Certain users with a certain aesthetic requirement would like a kit like this. But here we’ll take a look at its performance. The HyperX Savage DDR4 series provides up to 3000MHz with latencies between CL12 and CL15 clocked kits with Intel XMP profiles for Intel 100 and X99 chipsets up to a total of 128GB. The heatspreader is a low-profile die-cast aluminium piece but still manages to have curves and cuts on it to give it a certain aesthetics to it.

No LED. No RGB LED. Not a con if they do a good job.

These were the same kits that are used for reviewing MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard, an excellent example of two components with the same/ similar colour scheme. Though the memory kits are hidden away in that review due to the heatsink, you can take a better of these installed kits below.

The kit that I have is the HX426C13SB2K2_16 dual channel 16GB (2x 8GB) 2666MHz CL15. The memory kit has three XMP profiles:

  • JEDEC: DDR4-2133 CL15-15-15 @1.2V
  • XMP Profile #1: DDR4-2666 CL13-15-15 @1.35V
  • XMP Profile #2: DDR4-2400 CL13-14-14 @1.35V

As you can see, the Kingston HyperX Savage DDR4 series easily maintains a lot of distance from large CPU Coolers like Noctua NH-D15S. As a rough comparison, it’s almost as tall as X99A Gaming Pro Carbon’s I/O shell.

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