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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XMP Results

Let's find out how Kingston's latest offering performs. 

To start off we are utilising Superpi 32M, a favourite amongst benchers. Ideal to show off their tweaking skills, RAM clocks and insane timings. A nice scaling can be observed, especially when comparing 1600Mhz C9, a commonly used RAM frequency, versus the 2400MHz speeds. Almost 15 seconds difference thanks to the massive increase in bandwith. Wprime 1024 is a mere CPU test and the results remain within the margin of error. Why include it then you might ask ? Just to point out that not all applications benefit from faster RAM.



The AIDA64 bandwith test shows the bandwith increases drastically coming from 1600MHz. How does 5600MB/s Copy increase and a 4400MB/s increase on the READ test sound to you ? When we look at the 2600MHz outcomewe see close to no noticeable bandwith increase. The tRCD setting of 14 is to blame, if we ran it at 13 it got far better results. But it all had to be running stable and that was far fetched in SuperPi 32M and Y-Cruncher.





Light scaling visible in Cinebench Release 10 with higher RAM speeds. In the newer 11 version the boost from our basic 1600MHz is significant. Between the 2400MHz stock rated speeds and the overclocked version there's hardly any gain.



Moving onto 3D, not much to see as there is hardly anything to see. For gamers basic 1600Mhz speeds are more than good enough.




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