Average Bench: 65.1% (85th of 113)

Based on 1,636 user benchmarks.  Model: Kingston 2x8GB

Above average average bench

The Kingston 2x8GB averaged 34.9% 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 25GB/s
Avg. 16 Core Mixed IO Bench 22.4GB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston 2x8GB is 52.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston 2x8GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 1 Core Read Bench 17.3GB/s
Avg. Physical RAM Latency 79.6ns

Average Bench

(Based on 1,636 samples)
Min Avg Max
13 MC Read 25 36.3
11.4 MC Write 21.6 33.5
11.5 MC Mixed 22.4 33.6
65.7% 23 GB/s
Min Avg Max
9 SC Read 17.3 24.7
8.2 SC Write 20 34.2
10.2 SC Mixed 21.4 32.4
55.9% 19.6 GB/s
Min Avg Max
59.2 Latency 79.6 102
50.2% 79.6 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 34.9
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 29.2
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 40.1
92% 32.2 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 30.8
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 25.7
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 32.6
76% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 80.1
50% 80.1 ns
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 23.3
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 24.3
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 83.2
48% 83.2 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
MC Read 17
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 15.3
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 14.5
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,966,537 RAM Kits tested.

Typical 2x8GB Builds (Compare 13,816 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 57%
Desktop 71%
Workstation 65%

Motherboard: Asrock B450M Steel Legend - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $493

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