Memory as we can see, and I am sure as many of you have already know can really change the performance of a PC for all users, Apple Mac’s too. The tiniest of settings off can make it perform not so well; something that has plaque computer users for a long time until the XMP Profile was introduced, making life just a little easier. In this case, HyperX has decided to employ 2 x XMP Profiles to make things that much more simple, to give you the option of how you want to use the memory, a nice feature.
You are giving the opportunity even with those profiles to overclock the RAM even more, Kingston has ensured that your memory lasts by provided a taller heatspreader to dissipate all that unwanted heat. More than that, they are so sure it will last that they give you a lifetime warranty on the memory, that means a lot.
- Tall Aluminum black heat spreaders
- 2 x XMP Profiles
- Low voltage
- High Memory Frequency
- Solid and Stable
- Lifetime Warranty
- Priced high compared to similar 16Gig 3000Mhz CL15 kits.
- While it is a Pro and can also be a Con, the heat spreaders might be too high for some configs, be careful and measure.
- Only comes in black, no color options
The memory is solid, overclocks like a champ and has headroom for more, even tighter timings as well as high voltages if need. The reason I cannot award this kit 5 stars is that the price is too high compared to other 16GB 3000Mhz CL15 kits, then sometimes you have to factor in shipping, so it comes out a little higher. The heat spreaders being a little tall will knock it down a little more, but not by a full star, I can’t say even the price knocks it down a full star since it is not EXTREMELY more expensive, just slightly. The color is a preference even though I do like it, others may not but it will not affect the rating.
I really want to award this a 5 star editor’s choice, but alas I cannot. With that said though, I will give this 4 stars and it is very highly recommended. Verify that you have enough clearance in your case and who knows, the price may be cheaper when you next see it, if it is though, I might knock it back up another .5 stars.
Thanks guys, please let me know what you think.