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Kingston HyperX Predator – 8GB Kit (2x4GB) – DDR3 2666MHz CL11 DIMM

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Posted October 4, 2012 by James Baranski (Drdeath) in Memory

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Price at time of Review: $188 for 2 x 4G kit(8G).
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Top shelf performance and overclocking to 2738MHz.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Tall heat spreaders may pose a problem with large air coolers.
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you're looking for the best, Kingston delivers here with their HyperX Predators.
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by James Baranski (Drdeath)
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Introduction

Memory’s importance has taken on a new meaning with both SandyBridge and IvyBridge. The re-worked IMC (Internal Memory Controller) on the newer Ivy plus motherboards pampers your hardware with more bandwidth bringing overall performance to a different level. We have seen a slew of memory lately from multiple manufacturers with frequencies hitting all time highs of 2400MHz and more.

The competition in the memory sector also remains at an all time high. Name brands such as Kingston, G.Skill, Crucial, and Corsair are still the major players. Of these brands, Pure Overclock has always turned to Kingston memory in situations where compatability is an issue with a new motherboard product. You cannot go wrong when inserting Kingston’s HyperX modules into a new board with a fresh BIOS. Their reliable HyperX branding has been a mainstay in the industry for sometime now.

Today, Kingston has a change of pace for you memory junkies. Their newest HyperX Predator series has a re-designed heat spreader plus a 2666MHz frequency rating, which should pack a serious punch for those looking to add some serious bandwidth to their SandyBridge and IvyBridge systems. Let’s get the new Kingston HyperX 2666MHz Predator modules to the lab and see what kind of “horsepower” they add.

“CAUTION: Users may experience extreme motion sickness and/or complete disorientation from the extreme speeds typically reached with HyperX® Predator. It is not intended for small children, the faint-at-heart, people with a lot of time to complete a creative project or anyone who settles for less. Featuring frequencies up to 2666MHz and a new heat spreader for greater heat dissipation, it’s Intel XMP ready, compatible with all popular brands of motherboards and backed by legendary Kingston® reliability. We might even recommend a helmet.”

Let’s take a look at the Predator’s specifications.

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