Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3-2800 CL12 Memory Review

 

Conclusion

 Kingston once again proved that they know how to prepare high performance memory profiles. Even though we can find Hynix MFR ICs in most higher clocked memory kits on the market ( let’s say nearly every 2600+ memory at the moment ); it is Kingston who has prepared it better than what I have previously seen from other brands.

The HyperX Predator 2800 is not a memory kit that will be best option for every user. It is fast but not much faster than some other memory kits running at a lower frequency such as the HyperX 2400 CL11 16GB 10th Anniversary Edition which we used in our performance comparison.

The main difference are the high density single-sided modules that overclock much better than the double-sided modules but are offering slightly lower performance. For sure it is a great option for overclockers due to really high overclocking potential, however gamers will not see performance gains, and for them I recommend the 16GB HyperX Predator or Beast memory running at lower frequency but cost nearly the same.

Since I mentioned price, Kingston HyperX 8GB 2800 CL12 memory is available in most bigger online stores for about $280, which is quite pricey for an 8GB kit.

 

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Pros:

  • High operating frequency
  • High performance
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Great overclocking potential – up to DDR3-3360 on air cooling !!

Cons:

  • Could be faster
  • High price for an 8GB kit

 

 

Final words:

It is hard to recommend the Kingston HyperX 2800 CL12 memory to every user. This is memory designed mainly for overclockers and computer enthusiasts who know how to reach those high memory clocks. Since the performance is not much better than some lower memory kits; for gamers I would recommend 2133-2400 memory series that will be also cheaper. For all of the users who are looking to break memory overclock records, then I can easily recommend the HyperX 2800 memory.

 

SCORE

 

8/10

 

recommended

 

 

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