Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000
Kingston HyperX Predator (16GB DDR4-3000 Kit)
HyperX. Say that name to any gamer or PC enthusiast, and there is a very good chance that the corresponding name 'Kingston' will follow. It's a name that's synonymous with high-quality, high-performance memory modules and storage solutions. In this issue, we take a look at the company's new HyperX Predator DDR4 memory modules, which are designed for Intel's latest X99 chipset motherboards.
To start, the new HyperX Predator DDR4 actually comes in five variations: 2,133MHz, 2,400MHz, 2,666MHz, 2,800MHz and 3,000MHz. The variation that we had for testing was the 3,000MHz model. Like most highperformance memory modules, the HyperX Predator DDR4 comes in a set of four memory modules per kit.
Upon plugging them into the motherboard, we actually noticed some stark differences in the memory's default settings. As we've mentioned in our previous reviews, memory modules will usually run at the default speed of 1,333MHz by default, regardless of its advertised clock speed.
Regarding its design, Kingston's heatsinks are what they are: simple and uncomplicated. The heatsinks are constructed out of hard, machine-cut aluminum, with some very basic, yet effective fins cut out at the top of them. Regrettably, they only come in the color black, but for all intents and purposes, it does make the entire memory module look sleek and functional, all without being too garish.
To test the HyperX Predator DDR4 memory modules, we put them through the AIDA64 benchmark. We first tested it at the default clock speed of 2,133MHz, and found that the memory modules attained read and write speeds of up to 43,586Mbps and 42,335Mbps, respectively. After that, we pushed clock speed up to its maximum level of 3,000MHz and ran the same benchmark again. This time, the read and write speeds which it achieved were 64,863Mbps and 50,756Mbps, which is a marked difference.
On PCMark 8, the overall score our system achieve 4,615 on the Creative Suite, but that isn't what we were impressed with. At a clock speed of 3,000MHz, this HyperX Predator DDR4 memory kit was able to complete the benchmark in under an hour, with web browsers loading up in less than 0.5 of a second. Opening up videos took a little longer, with the memory modules taking an average of 45 seconds in order to load up and start playing.
On Super Pi, the memory modules managed to perform 16,000 calculations in 0.1 seconds, while 32 million calculations took approximately 10 minutes to complete.