Product on Review: HyperX Predator DDR4
Street Price: £145-216 (for 2x 8GB Dual Channel kits)
Kingston/HyperX are historically known for their lofty heatsinks on their performance memory, thankfully, they have taken a step back from that and have instead presented us with a memory kit with some very unique styling. Sitting at a very reasonable 42.2mm tall, ensuring a broad compatibility with performance air coolers, yet they have retained an edgy or 'fierce' aesthetic. Aside from the looks, this series of DDR4 memory offers 100% tested performance ranging from 2400MHz CL12 all the way to the cherry picked 4000MHz CL19 (which is unfortunately rare/sold out at time of writing). Having a broad range of guaranteed speeds/timings makes life easier for those that prefer to have guaranteed frequencies/performance rather than chancing it with the silicon lottery, or for those that have no time/no confidence to overclock. By default, HyperX have made their Predator DDR4 conform to the JEDEC 2400MHz CL17 standard, rather than 2133MHz CL15, do even if you do not go into the BIOS to enable the XMP setting, you will be sat at a higher frequency than what is commonly found, and you will of course have the peace of mind of a lifetime warranty backed by those awesome HyperX guys.
The kit we are looking at today is the 3200MHz CL16 which is priced at around £165, with the 3600MHz dual channel kit priced around £179, and the quad Channel kit at £379.
Overview by HyperX
Get your AMD- or Intel-based system the performance needed to stay atop the food chain with ultra-fast HyperX Predator DDR4. Beat the heat and strike fear into the hearts of your foes with Predator DDR4’s aggressive, stylish black heat spreader. Boost your frame rate, keep your streams broadcasting smooth, and plow through your highlight reel editing with speeds up to 4000MHz paired with quick CL12–CL19 timings. It’s available in single module capacities of 8GB–16GB and kits of 2, 4, and 8 with capacities of 8GB–128GB. The Intel XMP-ready profiles are optimized for Intel’s latest chipsets – just select the profile and you’re ready to go. 100-percent factory tested at speed, and backed by a lifetime warranty, dependable Predator DDR4 gives you the best of both worlds: extreme performance and maximum peace of mind.