Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G

June 21, 2007 | 14:18

Tags: #9600 #ddr2 #enthusiast #expensive #extreme #fast #overclocking #pc2

Companies: #hyperx #kingston

Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0

For our Photoshop Elements test, we used a selection of 400 3-megapixel photographs taken in a variety of surroundings using the batch file processing function in the Elements Editor. We performed all of the auto fixes, including Auto Levels, Auto Contrast, Auto Colour and Sharpen before resizing the image to 640x480 and saving as a high quality JPEG.

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Quick Fix, 400 Photos, 2048x1536 to 640x480 HQ .jpg

  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1142MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1200MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1200MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1232MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (1250MHz)
  • 321.0
  • 326.0
  • 329.0
  • 326.0
  • 331.0
  • 324.0
  • 317.0
  • 319.0
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Time in Seconds (lower is better)

At worst it's nearly seven seconds slower than the Corsair PC2-9136 at its native 1200MHz, but both the 800MHz low latency and 1232MHz overclocked speeds perform faster than the Corsair by a couple of seconds.

File Compression & Encryption:

Our file compression and decompression tests were split into two halves to cover a broad spectrum of performance. The first test we ran was to compress and encrypt the MPEG-2 source file from our video encoding test with the highest quality compression ratio. Secondly, we compressed and encrypted the folder of 400 photographs used in our Photoshop Elements test with the same compression settings.

Large File Compression & Encryption

WinRAR 3.60, Multithreaded, 276MB source file

  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1142MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1200MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1200MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1232MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (1250MHz)
  • 126
  • 122
  • 121
  • 124
  • 120
  • 114
  • 118
  • 112
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125
Time in Seconds (lower is better)

Small File Compression & Encryption

WinRAR 3.60, Multithreaded, 400 2048x1536 Photos

  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1142MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1200MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1200MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1232MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (1250MHz)
  • 101
  • 101
  • 100
  • 103
  • 100
  • 95
  • 96
  • 95
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Time in Seconds (lower is better)

On all accounts the Corsair memory is faster than the Kingston by a couple of seconds when at the same speed, with large file compression showing the widest gaps.

File Decompression & Decryption:

The two RAR archives created during the compression and encryption tests were then decompressed and decrypted.

Large File Decompression & Decryption

WinRAR 3.60, Multithreaded, 276MB source file

  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1142MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1200MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1200MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1232MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (1250MHz)
  • 18
  • 15
  • 15
  • 17
  • 17
  • 17
  • 18
  • 17
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Time in Seconds (lower is better)

Small File Decompression & Decryption

WinRAR 3.60, Multithreaded, 400 2048x1536 Photos

  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (800MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1142MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1200MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-9136C5D (1200MHz)
  • Kingston HyperX KHX9600D2K2/2G (1232MHz)
  • Corsair CM2X1024-10000C5D (1250MHz)
  • 24
  • 23
  • 24
  • 24
  • 26
  • 27
  • 24
  • 26
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Time in Seconds (lower is better)

It's a mixed result, where in some places the Kingston fairs quite badly, but in other places it marginally out performs the competition. There's not a huge spread between the field with a few seconds difference at best.
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