Average Bench: 53.5% (90th of 113)

Based on 1,901 user benchmarks.  Model: Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4G 2x4GB

Average average bench

The Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB averaged 46.4% 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. Physical RAM Latency 68.7ns
Avg. 16 Core Read Bench 19.8GB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB is 31.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 1 Core Read Bench 14.1GB/s
Avg. 1 Core Write Bench 15.2GB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 1,901 samples)
Min Avg Max
11.2 MC Read 19.8 22.9
9.85 MC Write 18.6 23.1
10 MC Mixed 17.2 20.7
53% 18.5 GB/s
Min Avg Max
7.45 SC Read 14.1 18.2
7.05 SC Write 15.2 21
8.74 SC Mixed 15.5 19.9
42.6% 14.9 GB/s
Min Avg Max
54.3 Latency 68.7 89.4
58.2% 68.7 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.5
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.2
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 20.5
MC Mixed 17.5
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 16.7
46% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
2 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 17.7
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 15
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 800 MHz
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 18.2
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 14.5
33% 11.5 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,889,248 RAM Kits tested.

Typical HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB Builds (Compare 208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 29%

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G45 (MS-7693)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $310

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