Kingston HyperX Predator DDR3 2400MHz 8GB Memory Review
Andy Ruffell / 5 years ago
Kingston are known within the industry as the biggest manufacturer of memory based products and have been for quite some time. They have a large product range with plenty of sku’s to keep you going, depending on your needs of speed, capacity and of course, what purpose you need the memory for.
Around 4 years ago, Kingston released the HyperX T1 series of memory and these were reserved for higher end memory kits, and generally were found on triple channel kits which of course was aimed at the more expensive X58 based Intel platform which was certainly for those with plenty of money in the first place. Since then, Kingston have been in the process of designing and developing the successor, which is where we find the Predator line of memory come into play.
The predator line of memory could also be called the HyperX T2 set of modules, but Predator just sounds more manly and shows that they mean business with kits available up to 2666MHz and capacities up to 32GB in size in either dual or quad-channel configurations, depending on your platform of course.
Today sees us taking a look at an 8GB 2400MHz kit which is where we find to be a sweet spot for most memory modules to get the most bandwidth, when you look at read, write and copy speeds, so knowing we had this kit caused a bit of excitement in our labs.
As always, we’ll start by looking at the packaging and the overall design of the modules and taller than average heatspreaders. Then we can move on over to the stock performance of this kit before we can start seeing what it can do in terms of an overclocking environment.