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Kingston Savage 8GB 2133MHz Memory Kit Review

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Photo 3 resizedMemory is by far the single most produced hardware component (Power Supply Units come in at a very close second) that goes into your computer in the PC industry to date. It’s no wonder that when it comes to choosing a good set of memory for your first rig, that things can quickly get overwhelming. Does this scenario sound familiar? You log into your favorite tech retailer, scroll through pages upon pages of module after module. Your head starts spinning, you start to develop that uncontrollable twitch in one of your eyes, and your lip starts curling up at the corner as foam begins to froth from your clenched teeth. Don’t worry we have all been there. With that lets take a look at the new Savage 8GB (4GB x 2) 2133MHz memory kit from Kingston.

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CL(IDD) 11 Cycles
Row Cycle Time (tRCmin) 48.125ns(min)
Refresh to Active/Refresh Commnad Time (tRFCmin) 260ns(min)
Row Active Time (tRASmin) 35ns(min)
Maximum Operating Power TBD W*
UL Rating 94 V – 0
Operating Temperature 0c to +85c
Storage Temperature -55c to + 100c


  • JEDEC standard 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V) Power Supply
  • VDDQ = 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V)
  • 800MHz fCK for 1600Mb/sec/pin
  • 8 independent internal banks
  • Programmable CAS latency: 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
  • Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL – 2, or CL – 1 clock
  • 8-bit pre-fetch
  • Burst Length: 8 (interleave without any limit, sequential with starting address “000” only), 4 with tCCD = 4 which does not allow seamless read or write (either on the fly using A12 or MRS)
  • Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe
  • Internal (self) calibration: Internal self calibration through ZQ pin (RZQ: 240 ohm ± 1%)
  • On Die Termination using ODT pin
  • Average Refresh Period 7.8us at lower than TCASE 85°C, 3.9us at 85°C < TCASE < 95°Cº
  • Asynchronous Reset
  • PCB: Height 1.180” (30.00mm), single sided component

XMP Timing Perameters

  • JEDEC: DDR3-1600 CL11-11-11 @1.5V
  • XMP Profile #1: DDR3-2133 CL11-12-12 @1.6V
  • XMP Profile #2: DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9 @1.5V

Module Dimensions

  • Length: 133.35mm
  • Height: 30.00mm
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One Comment

  1. Great review Nick. I think the pricing is vary good for Ram at this speed and the aggressive styling should be appealing to a lot of builders. Looks like a win for Kingston!

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