Kingston has been around for over 25 years now. To me, they've always been a quality brand focusing on reliability and longevity. They've not always been at the forefront of performance with their memory products, but that changed 10 years ago with the introduction of their HyperX brand, which had Kingston commit a big part of its resources to producing high-end products that meet the discerning consumer's needs. Today, we have HyperX memory, SSDs, and USB drives, and the HyperX line has expanded to offer more than just high-performance goods in every segment.
After having been ranked numerous times as one of the top 500 private companies at Forbes, Kingston says this about HyperX and their recently launched products:
Since 2002, our HyperX products have been the memory of choice for gamers, computer enthusiasts, overclockers and system builders. The newly launched HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition Memory encompasses ultimate style and performance. As part of the Genesis family line, this stunning low-profile memory enhances the overall PC experience.
To help commemorate those ten years, Kingston sent me one of their HyperX Genesis 10th Anniversary Special Edition DDR3 memory kits. The line features speeds ranging from 1600 MHz to 2400 MHz and comes in sizes of 8 to 32 GB, and its sets have either two or four sticks. The kit they sent me arrived unannounced on my doorstep the other day, and I popped the sticks into my test rig right away, before the surprise wore off. I received a couple other HyperX kits and will cover those in the coming weeks. Today, we are taking a look at the 16 GB 2400 MHz C11 kit, a top-level set built for AMD and Intel platforms.