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Guys what do you think of the Kingston KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104288

Is it any good on a Ivy Bridge platform? Z77 3770k

Also what is it's Corsair competitor in terms of specs/performance and not price.

Also generally is it any good?
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Memory speed doesn't matter a whole lot in real world performance. Ivy Bridge's memory controller is pretty much the same as Sandy Bridge. Getting faster memory will only net you around 5-10% gains in videogames. Most applications won't be able to take advantage of the faster speeds. Any memory 1333-1600 should be okay for your system as they should have similar timings for most sticks.

Corsair's competitor is pretty much everyone else = Mushkin, Crucial, G. Skill, Kingston, Patriot, Team, GeIL, AData etc...

OCZ dropped out of the memory market in 2011.
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Originally Posted by anoob View Post

Memory speed doesn't matter a whole lot in real world performance. Ivy Bridge's memory controller is pretty much the same as Sandy Bridge. Getting faster memory will only net you around 5-10% gains in videogames. Most applications won't be able to take advantage of the faster speeds. Any memory 1333-1600 should be okay for your system as they should have similar timings for most sticks.

Corsair's competitor is pretty much everyone else = Mushkin, Crucial, G. Skill, Kingston, Patriot, Team, GeIL, AData etc...

OCZ dropped out of the memory market in 2011.
Forgot to include... i'm going to be gaming and editing photos & videos on the machine.

I want to know what is the exact Corsair competior of this kit in terms of performance and spec.

EDIT: Also according to my previous research Intel based platforms benefit more on Frequency than timings, where as AMD based platforms benefit more from timings.
Edited by Speedster159 - 10/8/13 at 3:59pm
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This is a 4x4 2133 16GB kit so you're probably looking for this. You'd want their Dominator series if you want an equivalent of the Kingston set. I'd choose the 1.5v over the 1.65v though just because Sandy Bridge is picky about anything over 1.5v. Probably goes the same for Ivy Bridge.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post

Forgot to include... i'm going to be gaming and editing photos & videos on the machine.

I want to know what is the exact Corsair competior of this kit in terms of performance and spec.

EDIT: Also according to my previous research Intel based platforms benefit more on Frequency than timings, where as AMD based platforms benefit more from timings.

Why does it have to be corsair?? if I was you I would get one of these one it is G.Skill but it is over 100 dollars cheaper and the memory is just as good if not better.

Corsair does not make their own memory so you are just paying more for a name...
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Originally Posted by seross69 View Post

Why does it have to be corsair?? if I was you I would get one of these one it is G.Skill but it is over 100 dollars cheaper and the memory is just as good if not better.

Corsair does not make their own memory so you are just paying more for a name...

Pretty much true. If you want to pay for a name that's fine, personally I would never pay more for the name. I pay for the performance and quality. There's only like what 3 manufacturers left? Micron absorbed Elpida, so that leaves Hynix and Samsung?
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The HyperX Genesis is the midrange from Kingston right? So it should be at the level of the Corsair Vengeance if not higher? Or is the Genesis the higher end level of RAM so it should be compared to the Dominators?

Kingston HyperX Genesis = Corsair Vengeance

-OR-

Kingston HyperX Genesis = Corsair Dominator

What does the Kingston equal to?
Edited by Speedster159 - 10/8/13 at 5:16pm
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