More memory products are coming out of Kingston’s factories, and this time around we have their recently announced top of the line sticks, dubbed the Kingston HyperX predator. Kingston HyperX predator can be considered as the HyperX T1’s successor as it essentially shares the same innards, but with shorter heat dissipating fins.
The Kingston HyperX predator is fitted with Samsung IC’s(Integrated Circuits) and are tested by Kingston to provide the best performance any memory stick can give. A change that Kingston has done here is to make the heatsink slightly thicker, but less taller than the T1 to ensure that more systems will be able to fit the RAM sticks.
As the kit we received is a 8GB kit with a pair of RAM’s sticks, each stick is set at 4GB with speeds of 2,400 MHz, and a timing of 11-13-13-30. Whilst the voltage is set at 1.65V, this can be reduced down to 1.35V if you want to tweak around with the values in order to get better memory bandwidth.
And much like the HyperX T1 kit that we reviewed a while back, the predator perform just as well as its predecessor. Tweaking the timing settings via Intel’s Xtreme Memory Profile(XMP) and saving the profiles are also possible with the predator, making tweaks a much easier a much easier task than before.
As expected, benchmark scores are thoroughly impressive. Thanks to the easy tweaking, we were able to get it as close as we can to 2,600MHz. we would also like to note that the Predator kits also come in 2,666MHz flavor, so if you are not into tweaking but would like higher numbers, look out for it. All things considered a 4 x 4GB kit of the Kingston HyperX predator will no doubt last you for a long time, and as they also have a lifetime warranty on their memory products, you don’t need to worry about frying the sticks in some crazy experiment.
The Kingston HyperX predator is a spiritual successor to the HyperX T1s that we got a while back. The performance is almost similar, but with a fin profile that is much lower than the T1’s, it will fit in the PC’s that use even big radiator heatsinks.
Speed : 2400MHz
Density: 2 GB,4GB,8GB
Type : DDR3