Kingston Hyper X Predator Dual Channel 8GB 2400C11 Kit Review

Memory by leeghoofd @ 2012-10-05

A while back Kingston introduced their brand new Hyper X gaming RAMs to the world, baptized the Predator series. The most obvious visual change is the redesign of the heatspreader. The Predator heatspreader is a bit lower and more refined then the aging blue Hyper X heatspreader. Biggest internal change however is the support for higher speeds and tighter timings out of the box. Kingston had to react to the competitors products. The insane memory speeds that Intel's latest 3rd generation Ivy Bridge support, were way higher then what Kingston had on offer. Today we look at the Hyper X Predator 2400MHz C11 8GB Dual Channel kit, optimized for the Z77 platform.

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We grabbed this from the Kingston News website, regarding the release of the HyperX Predator series:

Extreme performance matched with unparalleled design.

Kingston® HyperX® Predator memory has the fastest speeds, lowest latencies and highest capacities available in HyperX memory. It’s designed for and compatible with all popular brands of motherboards. HyperX Predator is ultra-reliable and 100-percent factory tested to ensure that it will deliver higher performance, ultra-responsive multitasking and a faster system.
Predator features a new heat spreader for greater heat dissipation, and its style complements the look and design of the latest PC hardware. Intel XMP-certified kits are available up to 2666MHz. In addition, top-speed 2800MHz kits were successfully tested and validated on a top range of motherboards currently available on the market. Users can overclock their platforms simply by selecting a profile, with no need for manual adjustments in BIOS.

For added peace of mind, HyperX Predator is backed by a lifetime warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

The kit of today comprises two 4GB Dimms for Dual Channel operation, sporting a nice 2400MHz at C11-13-13-30 2T Command Rate, running at 1.65Vdimm.




Directly noticeable is the new heatspreader design with a little more agressive look. The heatspreaders are slightly less tall as the previous Blue Hyper X ones, but still way taller then the low profile Genesis versions.




This 2400MHz C11 kit is based on the Hynix CFR ICs. Let's see if they have more potential in the following pages.

The Kingston Hyper X Predator series lineup is listed in the below chart:


Pretty decent lineup with speeds ranging from 1600 to 2666MHz in various sorts and flavours. The prices listed are the launch prices in dollars excluding VAT. Retail street prices however tend to be lower than the ones mentioned.

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