Kingston Adds to its HyperX Family with Extreme Enthusiast-Grade Predator Memory - HotHardware
Kingston Adds to its HyperX Family with Extreme Enthusiast-Grade Predator Memory

Kingston Adds to its HyperX Family with Extreme Enthusiast-Grade Predator Memory

Kingston’s HyperX memory family tree has a new branch today with the introduction of the HyperX Predator series. Designed for “extreme enthusiasts and overclockers”, the DIMMs feature a new heatspreader design as well as speeds from 1600MHz up to 2666MHz with CAS latencies of 9 and 11.

The Predator dual- and quad-channel kits are available in 8GB up to 32GB capacities, with prices ranging from $56 (8GB dual-channel 1600MHz) to $338 (32GB quad-channel 1600MHz).

Kingston HyperX Predator

Kingston Technology Expands HyperX Memory Family

HyperX Predator Debuts with New Heatspreader, More Aggressive Design
· Fastest Speeds, Lowest Latencies and Highest Capacities

Fountain Valley, CA -- August 16, 2012 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of the new Kingston® HyperX® Predator. The new high-performance DRAM module complements the HyperX product range with the fastest speeds, lowest latencies and highest capacities. HyperX Predator is aimed at extreme enthusiasts and overclockers looking to push their systems to the maximum with the fastest speeds and highest performance hardware.

With its new heatspreader, HyperX Predator offers a more aggressive design, which accompanies the look and design of the latest PC hardware, and provides great heat dissipation to optimize memory reliability. The memory is Intel® XMP certified and has been fully tested and validated on a top range of motherboards currently available on the market. End users can easily overclock their systems by simply selecting a profile in BIOS with no need for manual adjustments.

?The PC gaming market is robust and growing and we are pleased to contribute to that market with our new, more aggressive HyperX Predator memory kits,? said Mark Tekunoff, senior technology manager, Kingston®. ?Enthusiasts will experience higher performance, ultra-responsive multitasking possibilities and an overall faster system thanks to its top optimized performance settings for specific modules ? handpicked and tested by our Kingston engineers.?

HyperX Predator is available in speeds up to 2666MHz; CAS latencies of 9 and 11; and, capacities from 8GB to 32GB in various dual- and quad-channel kit configurations.

Kingston HyperX memory is backed by a lifetime warranty and free live technical support. For more information visit www.kingston.com/hyperx

Kingston HyperX Predator Specifications:

· Capacity: 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB in kits of 2 and 4

· Frequency (speed): 1600MHz-2666MHz

· CAS Latency: CL 9, CL11

· Voltage: 1.5v -1.65v operating voltage enables stable overclocking

· XMP Certified: Higher-performing frequencies, timings and voltage are attainable by simply enabling Intel?s Extreme Memory Profile.

· Compatible: Designed specifically for P55, H67, P67, Z68, H61 (AG), and Z77 Intel chipsets; as well as A75, A87, A88, A89, A78, and E35 (Fusion) AMD chipsets

· Reliable: 100-percent tested

· Guaranteed: Lifetime warranty, Free technical support
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That is possibly the most vile looking heatspreader I've ever seen.

Wow.

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Not going to lie here, ive only been building PC's for 7 years but i have never even considered using kingston ram in any of my builds. Not because of reliability, but i just never see them as a practical value proposition. Usually Corsair, Gskill, patriot...most other rams have cost less at the same spec. The same was true of their SSD's and flash storage...

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Well i guess its not about the looks when ur all about prformance. But still enthusiast like both looks and prformance. The new corsair platinum is gorgeous. I dont knw what thwyre thingking. Finding pc parts is like eating food, you eat with your eyes first if doesnt look good will you even taste it? U look at a pc part if it looks good u look at the specs

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I'll admit that i will ignore any ram that doesn't go with my other components (if i have a red motherboard, i have to get either red ram or black) , only time i wont is if there is a good deal on ram. However, most companies tend to produce ram with the same specs as other, but in different colors. I know corsair has red, blue, black, and a yellowish of similar ram.

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Also i realize that myself and others wont see the ram when the computer is running, but i'll know the ram wont match. (ha ha)

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I have some Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 RAM here. The color is OK with me and it's performance is ~just like~ some other memory that I use. (GSKill Ripjaws and Mushkin Redline) They all just work.

If you have four of them in your PC and want a great looking Blue Aluminum RAM Cooler, the Kingston cooler is friggin' sweet looking.

Just saying,........

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eunoia:
but I'm guessing the 2666MHz ain't cheap

And it may not be a good ~bang for the buck~ decision either.

My 2133MHz RAM isn't much faster (in real life usage) than my 1600MHz is. I'd rather spend my money on a better graphics card or an SSD.

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