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The Ripjaws 4 series offers speeds from 2133MHz all the way up to an impressive 3333Mhz. They feature medium profile blue, black, or red aluminum heat spreaders with a total memory module height of 40 mm. Not all heat spreader colors are available in all speeds and latency configurations. Their 40mm height should clear most aftermarket air cooler, but it is best to check first, before you purchase either. They are available in quad channel kits and with capacity configurations of 16GB and 32GB.
Featuring a superior heat spreader design and some other notable improvements, HyperX Predator series replaced the HyperX T1 series as the flagship of the HyperX memory line. Now 2 years later, DDR4 has been released and Kingston chose the HyperX Predator DDR4 as their first release with the new memory technology. The Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 offer speeds from 2133 MHz all the way up to a staggering 3000Mhz. They feature very high profile black aluminum heat spreaders with a total memory module height of 53.9mm. At 3000 Mhz, the HyperX Predator DDR4 16GB kit I am reviewing today is at the extreme high end of the memory speed scale and the fastest DDR4 memory kit that Kingston offers. There is no single thing that is subtle about the Predators.
G.SKILL is one of the move respected names in the computer industry. Established in 1989 by enthusiasts, they have become one the leading memory module manufacturers. They also have one the most extensive range of computer memory products available. They have 13 different series of desktop memory alone.
Crucial is a global brand of Micron Technology, Inc., one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers in the world. They make computer memory upgrades (DRAM) and solid state drives (SSDs), and offer more than 250,000 upgrades for over 50,000 systems. They have a reputation for quality and their memory is well regarded.
Corsair is one of the most well-known names in the computer industry. Founded as Corsair Microsystems in 1994, Corsair originally developed Level 2 cache modules for OEMs. After Intel incorporated the L2 cache in the processor with the release of its Pentium Pro processor family, Corsair changed its focus to DRAM modules, primarily in the server market. Now many years later, memory has continued to evolve to what we have today, DDR4. Corsair has released a full line of the new DDR4 kits. Today we will be looking at their Vengeance LPX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz C15 memory kit in red.
G.SKILL is one of the move respected names in the computer industry. Established in 1989 by enthusiasts, they have become one the leading memory module manufacturers. They also have one the most extensive range of computer memory products available. They have 12 different series of desktop memory alone. The Ripjaws X series offers speeds from 1333MHz all the way up to an impressive 2400Mhz.
Kingston Technology launched the HyperX T1 memory series back in 2008. Soon afterwards, the HyperX T1 became legendary among the enthusiast community and for good reason. HyperX T1 modules featured massive blue heat spreaders that dissipated heat away from the memory chips, a necessity for overclocking. After a four year production run, Kingston to go back to the drawing board and design a new heat spreader with better thermal characteristics. So in 2012, the HyperX Predator was born.