Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The HyperX Savage 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz memory kit is a good offering from Kingston. The tight timings allow for a good performance advantage over other kits with looser timings. Overclocking was not as good as we expected, but still was satisfactory. 2800MHz was relatively easy, but 3000MHz definitely required a bit more work. There was no need to go above the factory setting of 1.35v though, which will make many casual overclockers happy.
I really like the combination of semi-gloss black with, black PCB, machined accents, and white lettering. They should be a good match to quite a few motherboards. At 32.8mm tall, the modules are not overly tall and should clear most aftermarket air coolers. We have noticed that Kingston has only chosen to release their DDR4 kits in black so far. I certainly hope then look into releasing more colors. The HyperX Savage comes in red in the DDR3 version and I think it would look fantastic here as well.
At the time of testing, the HyperX Savage 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz is available at Newegg for $139.99. Like all Kingston memory, they feature a lifetime warranty.
- Lifetime Warranty
- Unique Looks
- Low Profile
- Tight Timings