Kingston, an industry leader in Desktop Memory has released their new HyperX line; Savage. Does this memory live up to its Branding? Let’s find out.
Today we have the HyperX Savage for review, which is the spiritual successor to the HyperX Genesis that was their high end performance and overclocking RAM aimed at enthusiasts.
While not the exciting and new DDR4 standard that doesn’t mean that this RAM is without merit. For most of us DDR3 still makes a lot of sense and the performance difference currently isn’t that much.
PACKAGING, PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS
The kit comes in a rectangular plastic box and is one of the nicer packaging I’ve seen for memory. The kit we were sent was Quad Channel 32GB rated for 2133 with a CAS Latency of 11 (11-12-12-36) at 1.6V, which is still common for RAM clocked this high. The part number is HX321C11SRK4/32 at $319 for our 32GB Kit or $159 for 16GB
The Kingston HyperX Savage features a heatsink that is almost short enough to be classified as low profile but a bit above the DIMM and is fantastic for those with a larger tower style air cooler that so many of us use, which lacks the high profile RAM clearance. The heatsink only comes in one color a metallic red, which is always a good choice.
The set includes a HyperX sticker and a quick start booklet, pretty standard in a nicer kit like this one.
Kingston also offers a lifetime warranty on the Savage line, something that is generally not seen on RAM, especially overclocking RAM. This is a testament to how much they stand behind this product. Now let’s see how it performs after the jump!