Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The Kingston HyperX Predator series has been on the market for some time now and I think that says something about how truly impressive it is. There are only a handful of DDR4 memory kits on the market that is available with these extreme memory speeds. Like the dual channel kit we reviewed a short time ago, the quad channel kit’s performance at the stock speed of 3200MHz met or exceeded most of my expectations. Adding an additional voltage and tighten the timings strengthened the performance even further.
The HyperX Predator DDR4blackheatspreaders are some of the tallest I have seen. It is that height that makes them a focal point in almost any system with a side window. It is also that height that could cause clearance issues with many aftermarket CPU air coolers. If you are going to be air cooling your CPU with this memory installed, make sure that you take the Predator's 54mm tall heat-spreaders into consideration. Chances are though; most individuals that will buy this kit will use a more exotic form of CPU cooling.
At the time of testing, the HyperX Predator 3200 MHz (4x8GB)is available at Newegg for $376.99, cheaper at Amazon for $320.66 as of this writing.This prices them well above most comparable sets, but they have the performance to back-up that higher price. Like all Kingston memory, they feature a lifetime warranty.
- Fast at Stock Speeds
- Unique Cosmetics
- Lifetime Warranty
- Limited Overclocking Potential