Average Bench: 71.8% (73rd of 108)

Based on 374 user benchmarks.  Model: Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4G 4x4GB

Good average bench

The Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB averaged 28.2% 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 27.5GB/s
Avg. 16 Core Write Bench 26.9GB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB is 53.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 1 Core Read Bench 15.9GB/s
Avg. 1 Core Mixed IO Bench 16GB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 374 samples)
Min Avg Max
18.1 MC Read 27.5 43.1
16.4 MC Write 26.9 40.9
17 MC Mixed 24.4 37.8
75.1% 26.3 GB/s
Min Avg Max
10.5 SC Read 15.9 18.4
9.18 SC Write 16.2 21.5
11.4 SC Mixed 16 20.3
45.8% 16 GB/s
Min Avg Max
54.5 Latency 60.7 70.5
65.9% 60.7 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
MC Read 47.6
MC Write 47.3
MC Mixed 40.1
129% 45 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 15.5
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 38.4
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 31.4
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 12.8
40% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 17.7
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 14.1
SC Mixed 9.2
34% 11.9 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,588,078 RAM Kits tested.

Typical HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB Builds (Compare 1,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 72%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 55%

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE IV FORMULA - $714

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,719

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