Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB 3000MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Kit Review

by - 8 years ago

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Final Thoughts


Pricing (accurate at the time of writing)

Kingston’s HyperX Predator 3000MHz 16GB kit costs £349.99 at Overclockers in the UK on pre-order. We haven’t been able to find it listed anywhere else but we can infer U.S pricing of around $450-500. Kingston supply a lifetime warranty with this product.

Summary

Edit: Kingston have informed us that due to feedback that are lowering the voltage of their HyperX Predator DDR4 2400-3000MHz range from 1.5 to 1.35 volts.

When you come across a product like this there’s always a tough value-judgment to be made at the end. There are two main thought schools with these types of extreme performance products that have extreme price tags to match. The first, which I know that one of our prolific readers will most definitely agree with, is that this product is for the individual whose head is disconnected from their wallet. That may well be true to an extent but the flip side of the coin is that these kinds of products do something beneficial for us all: they drive forward new standards of performance for everyone but they also offer the absolute best of the best to those who need it, or just want it. Kingston’s HyperX Predator does exactly that: it offers crazy memory performance at a fairly nutty price. Yet I can’t help but notice that equivalent frequency kits from some other brands can be a lot more expensive so Kingston still offer a better value proposition than some. My opinion on this particular kit is that the X99 platform is already eyewateringly expensive, so if you’re building a crazily expensive system anyway you might as well do it properly and get an epic kit like this one! Don’t you agree?

Pros

  • Best-in-class performance
  • Great looks and high quality construction
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Tall heatsinks may cause compatibility issues
  • High frequency doesn’t scale in many real world applications (at least not yet….)

“If you’re looking for the absolute best that current DDR4 can offer, and you don’t mind paying a pretty penny for it, then Kingston’s HyperX Predator memory is a brilliant choice. Great looks and best-in-class performance make it a true enthusiast-grade product.”

eTeknix Extreme Performance Award

Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB 3000MHz Quad Channel DDR4 Kit Review

Thank you to Kingston providing this review sample.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Motherboard Installation Pictures
  3. Test System and Procedure
  4. Overclocking and Performance
  5. Final Thoughts
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