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HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory Review (HX430C15PBK4/16)

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Posted December 22, 2014 by Kenny in

Overview

 
Manufacturer:
 
Price at time of Review: $289.99 on Newegg.com (link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104528&cm_re=HX430C15PBK4%2f16-_-20-104-528-_-Product)
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Great Overclocking, Aesthetically Pleasing, High Native Speeds.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Buggy with Certain ASUS Motherboards, HIgh Voltage with X.M.P. Profile
 
BOTTOM LINE:
To conclude our impression of the Kingston HyperX Predator 3000MHz Memory kit, we found this set of memory on Newegg.com for $289.99, and if you can overlook some of the minor issues we had, and don't mind the rather tall heatsinks, this is a great set of memory.
by Kenny
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Introduction

The HyperX name has been part of Kingston Technologies for the last decade, but recently HyperX migrated into its own branding although still part of Kingston’s sub division. While the name or branding may be different, the company’s philosophy and product image hasn’t changed much.

Today we have the chance to take a look at the HyperX Predator series DDR4 memory line. DDR4 memory launched with Intel’s recent X99 Chipset featuring lower voltage with higher native frequencies. It features a native speed of 2133MHz, which is really nothing to WOW about as we have seen these speeds with DDR3. However, with its newer JEDEC Culmination and Density, DDR4 memory components now provide better speeds and faster response while being more power efficient at the same time.

The HyperX Predator memory we are going to be looking at today not only offers fast speeds of 3000MHz out of the box, but also offers the efficiency of lower voltage; we can see some great potential with additional performance once overclocked. We will be comparing results from Kingston’s (HyperX) previous line up from its DDR3 series to see if these claims line up.

Main

 

Before we move forward, let’s read a bit about Kingston:

 

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“Founded in 1987 with a single product offering, Kingston Technology now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and cell phones. In 2007, the company’s sales exceeded $4.5 billion. With global headquarters in Fountain Valley, California, Kingston employs more than 4,500 people worldwide. Regarded as one of the Best Companies to Work for in America by Fortune magazine, Kingston’s tenets of respect, loyalty, flexibility and integrity create an exemplary corporate culture. Kingston believes that investing in its people is essential, and each employee is a vital part of Kingston’s success.”

Let’s move forward and take a look at the package.

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4 Comments


  1.  
    Bill Barnes

    Awesome looking HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory. Always get excited by the next best upgrades! Might get lucky enough to play with this new edition from Kingston Hyper X DDR4!




  2.  
    Sam Nicko

    Great review Kenny, this is the perfect RAM for my MSI X99 Gaming 7 🙂




  3.  
    Kenny

    Thanks Bill & Sam. HyperX (aka Kingston) has always offered some nice products. I’ve never really been disappointed by them.




  4.  

    Thank you for the review! The only lack is missing SPD information. Kingston is used to define DRAM manufacturer within SPD bytes for DDR4 modules. It would be good to know them.





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