Discussion in 'Reviews' started by cadaveca, May 27, 2013.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Kingston/HyperX_Predator_2400C11/
Hmmm...the Tridents still rules - Thanx for the review - the numbers have talked
The Tridents seems to be using a different IC. These Samsung-based Kingston kits take the top spot in a few CPU-intensive benchmark, but yeah, the tridents do win overall. You'd expect that, given their 266 MHz higher stock clock. More product reviews from both companies are coming.
So there is such a difference between memory chips?
10th and Beast, both same speeds and whatnot I take it, but a sort of large difference.. Why is that?
1.: Yes, each IC has different strengths and weaknesses when fully tweaked. So much so that most extreme guys can pick what ram you have by clocks and timings.
2.:Secondary/Tertiary timings. That's why I include MemTweakIt screenshots, so you can compare the timing differences that account for the performance difference. Different sticks and different bins can run different tertiary timings, which account for the largest performance differences. Primary and secondary timings are only a small part of how a stick performs.
Why do the circuit boards have 2 different colors? 2 pictures show this, one is green, the other is yellow. (look at the end view) I find this funny for a matched set. Could there be different memory chips on either stick?
Yep, PCBs are different color. Just how the set was assembled, I guess, could have been two sticks from different batches, or anything, but the chances of having different Brand ICs isn't too likely. Different quality of the same IC...entirely possible too.
Nice review as always, sorry to go OT a little but I have often heard that anything over 1600mhz with fairly tight timings doesn't show much if any real world impact, that you would notice anyway.
Personally I have found that higher RAM speed definitely does improve Windows boot time (when using an HDD anyway as it probably wouldn't be noticeable with an SSD), I just want to know from your experience is this something you have seen or am I just experiencing a placebo effect?
" Do note, however, that I, in checking other reviews out there, found these particular sticks to not always be made out of Samsung ICs"
Found These in the Wild
Have to wonder what ICs are on them??
Can't tell by label alone, really, that I am aware of. Need to physically inspect the stick, Samsung and very obvious since they have "SAMSUNG" written right on the PCB. Hynix, on the other hand, tends to use just a number, and few ICs can do these speeds, so that kinda points us in the right direction already.
Meh, depends on the system. Windows booting is very much affected by drivers that are loaded as well, so it could simply be a driver change affecting your boot times. I do see gains with higher speed memory, but it's not in every application, that's for sure. There are measurable differences in the benchmarks I use, too. Multi_GPU systems can also see some worthwhile benefits, but usually multi-GPU users buy high-end ram too, anyway.
I have recently read through your RAM reviews, nice work with all of them
I very much appreciate the exact height measurements and listing of the profiles with detailed timings.
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