Verdict and Conclusion
Kingston did a good job programming the XMP profiles as the performance of this memory is very high considering the relaxed main timings. At first look it seems like it’s at a disadvantage but after longer tests I can say that HyperX Predator memory is about as fast as more expensive memory modules at tighter timings like CL10-12-12 at 1200MHz (DDR3-2400).
Some users can have some problems with large air cooling solutions as the HyperX Predator isn’t low profile, so before you decide on this memory, you’d better check how much space you have on your motherboard.
Now a word about the price. Depending on the store, the price for a HyperX Predator 2x4GB DDR3-2400 memory kit starts at about $80 which is pretty low for a DDR3-2400 8GB kit. However some stores raised prices lately so you may also find it above $90. Maybe not that low of a price, but still reasonable.
The only thing that disappointed me was overclocking, but potential varies from modules so there is big chance that other kits will overclock much better.
- high performance
- good looks
- reasonable price
- easy to configure
- lifetime warranty ( already market standard but worth to mention )
- tall heatsinks for all those who wish to use large CPU coolers
- limited overclocking
Kingston confirms its high quality in this product line. The HyperX Predator is a very fast, well designed memory kit that should satisfy gamers and power users. Those who care about problem-free configuration and high performance won’t be disappointed.