Average Bench: 47.3% (99th of 113)

Based on 1,607 user benchmarks.  Model: Kingston KHX1600C9S3L/4G 2x4GB

Below average average bench

The Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB averaged 52.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 16 Core Read Bench 17.5GB/s
Avg. 16 Core Write Bench 17GB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB is 37.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 1 Core Read Bench 11.7GB/s
Avg. 1 Core Write Bench 12.8GB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,607 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.1 MC Read 17.5 21.7
5 MC Write 17 21.4
7.3 MC Mixed 15.4 18.1
47.5% 16.6 GB/s
Min Avg Max
2.8 SC Read 11.7 16.6
4.4 SC Write 12.8 19.8
4.09 SC Mixed 13.5 18.1
36.1% 12.6 GB/s
Min Avg Max
61.2 Latency 88.8 183
45.1% 88.8 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 17.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 17.5
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 16.1
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 13.2
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 35,508,338 RAM Kits tested.

Typical HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB Builds (Compare 104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop 56%
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: Notebook W65_67SJ

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 14% - Very poor Total price: $347

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