Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2800 CL12 memory has two XMP profiles. Kingston programmed DDR3-2666 11-13-13-32 and 2800 12-14-14-35 profiles. Both of these profiles are specified to run at 1.65V. For some reason our diagnostic software detects it slightly different but our testing motherboard ( Gigabyte Z87X-OC ) is setting everything nearly correct. As we see on the below screenshots, tRAS and Command Rate are being set tighter but on our testing platform it doesn’t affect stability and the Kingston memory passed every stability test flawlessly.
The AIDA64 software is showing us the most important timings and memory voltage while Mem Tweak It ( below ) is showing a more detailed timing list.
For all CPU-Z fans here is also screenshot from SPD/XMP window if this really popular application. The same as in AIDA64, the XMP profiles are not looking like they really should. More importantly, is that all of the profiles are working without issues keeping full stability.
The Kingston HyperX came to us, not surprisingly, in standard plastic box just like any other HyperX memory. This is classic packaging but is effective in protecting the memory well.
On the package we can see a short description with basic memory info and the product number. There is also information about the warranty which is lifetime.
Inside we find two HyperX memory modules protected by Predator series heatsinks.
The Metallic blue paint slightly changes its color, depending depending on the angle in which the light hits it; so on some photos you may even see it turning into grey. In daylight it is clearly blue.
Under the heatsinks we find the Hynix ICs ( Integrated Circuit ). We can expect to see MFR series as in most other higher clocked memory kits on the market. The main difference in this case is how the manufacturer selected the memory chips and programmed the XMP profiles for optimal performance.
The memory looks pretty good and solid. The tall heatsinks might be unnecessary; but since it is memory dedicated for power users and overclockers, then they can be handy.
We will find out how these large heatsinks will help with overclocking on the next page of this review.