As I said at the beginning of this review the new HyperX Savage memory effectively replaces the HyperX Genesis series and does so in fashion. The HyperX red heatspeaders look great and will really compliment the inside of your system. You can’t help but love black PCB as well. Looking good is one thing, but do these modules perform?
Just as we expect from Kingston these modules breezed through all of our benchmark tests with ease at both 2133 MHz and 2400 MHz. When it comes to gaming or anything else you shouldn’t have a single issue with this memory. Now it seemed I was locked at 2400 MHz though, I could not get this memory to boot at anything higher than that, even with loosened timings. I would have liked to at least take the memory up to 2600 MHz.
The heatspreader looks great, but on top of that it also not overly large. The height of the memory is only 30 mm so you can match these with pretty much any CPU cooler out there. The memory also supports XMP profiles so if you are a new builder all you have to do is go into the BIOS and select the appropriate profile and you are good to go. Kingston backs their memory with a lifetime warranty as well.
Right now the 2400 MHz 16GB kit that we reviewed today is selling for $204.46 at my favorite online retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Kingston HyperX Savage DDR3-2400 16GB Memory Kit a 9 out of 10 score.
– Stylish heatspreader
– Lifetime warranty
– Good performance
– Will work with pretty much any CPU cooler
– No overclocking headroom really