Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-1866
The competition heats up with Ivy Bridge and the Z77 platform. Ivy Bridge brings an updated IMC (Internal Memory Controller) and we have seen some cutting edge memory frequencies from many manufacturers. Kingston keeps the train rolling with these T1 Hyper X 1866MHz modules.
Kingston keeps the design as past Hyper X modules that are on the simple side but look great in any build as they use a black finish on the heat spreaders. There is no mistaking Kingston when you see these in any system. The overclocking prowess on the T1’s are incredible, reaching just short of 2500MHz however; in our testing, the modules were not what we would consider fully stable at 2400MHz or above. This should not be looked at with any negativity as the default speeds are 1866MHz. The modules overclock very well, to say the least.
Performance was great; every test we used deemed them as good as any 1866MHz kit we have tested to date. The read/ write/ copy speeds were excellent and as icing on the cake, the Kingston T1 HyperX T1 8GB kit retails for about $70, making them a great bang for the buck.