Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The HyperX Predator 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz memory kit is a good offering from Kingston. Performance is on par with the other kits in its class. Overclocking was a bit lackluster though, only reaching 3333 MHz, a 133 MHz (4%) increase. This falls short of many of the other 3200 MHz kits we’ve tested do far. It also took a bit more work than I was expecting to reach that speed. The timings didn’t need to be loosened much though, so there was a real boost in performance without sacrificing latency.
I really like the combination of matte black, black PCB, machined accents, and white lettering. They should be a good match to quite a few motherboards. At 42.4mm tall, the modules are not overly tall and should clear most aftermarket air coolers. They also have a very aggressive look to them. As we have mentioned before, Kingston has only chosen to release their HyperX DDR4 kits in black so far. I certainly hope they look into releasing more colors. While black goes with everything, the addition of more colors would be desirable to many.
At the time of testing, the HyperX Predator 3200 MHz (2x8GB) are available at Newegg and Amazon for $163.99 at the time of this writing. This prices them well above most comparable sets. Like all Kingston memory, they feature a lifetime warranty.
- Unique Cosmetics
- Lifetime Warranty
- Limited Overclocking Potential
- Higher Priced Than Most