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Kingston HyperX Plug n Play 4GB DDR3 review

RAM modules automatically programmed for high speeds, but how do they perform?

The performance hit that Kingston's conservative latency settings make on the Plug and Play High Performance Memory 4GB modules is shown here against the benchmarks of the 4GB Corsair Dominator memory.

The lower latency kit, however, will require some Bios tweakery to get it running at that rated speed, as well as a little extra cash for the privilege.

Memory bandwidth

SiSoft Sandra - GB/s (Bigger is better)

Kingston HyperX PnP 4GB 1600MHz: 19.65

Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz: 20.75

Corsair Dominator 4GB 1600MHz: 21.18

Gaming performance

World in Conflict - FPS (Bigger is better)
Kingston HyperX PnP 4GB 1600MHz: 101fps

Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz: 104fps

Corsair Dominator 4GB 1600MHz: 105fps

Tech Specs

Product TypeRAM Module
Product FamilyHyperX
Memory StandardDDR3-1600/PC3-12800
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Memory Size4 GB
Brand NameKingston
Form FactorDIMM
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Error CheckingNon-ECC
Number of Pins240-pin
Signal ProcessingUnbuffered
ManufacturerKingston Technology Company
Product ModelKHX1600C9D3P1K2/4G
Product NameHyperX 4GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module
Product LineHyperX
Manufacturer Part NumberKHX1600C9D3P1K2/4G
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.kingston.com
Marketing Information

Kingston, the world's largest independent memory leader, proudly offers HyperX, memory for gamers and PC enthusiasts. HyperX modules are specifically engineered and tested for higher speeds and lower latencies. Like all Kingston memory modules, HyperX is 100% tested, with a lifetime warranty and 24/7 free technical support.

Number of Modules2 x 2 GB
Limited WarrantyLifetime