Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB DDR3-2133 Kit
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 09-16-2013
Provided by: Kingston
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In addition to producing OEM system-specific and value RAM modules in standard JEDEC specifications, Kingston also offers ten different varieties of their HyperX performance memory. From their entry-level Blu, Black and Red heatspreader modules up to their extreme Beast and H2O liquid cooling series, Kingston is sure to have something for every system need. With the release of their Predator series memory last year, Kingston is targeting gamers looking for high memory capacity coupled with fast speeds. Available from DDR3-1866 up to DDR3-2666 in either 8GB or 16GB kits, these XMP ready modules are 100% tested and ready to go out of the box.

Although the DDR3-2133 kit we received was fairly easy to setup, there was an issue with the XMP profile not auto-detecting the Command Rate. Other than that, the rest of the timings and voltage were correctly set with a simple drop-down selection in the motherboard BIOS. The 16GB capacity is likely overkill for most gamers' needs today but definitely offers plenty of headroom for future growth. Also because of the greater capacity, the 11-12-11 timings are a bit higher than some other kits in this frequency range. But there were zero issues getting the memory to run stable at its rated speed and with a small bump in voltage even a tad higher.

We have no problems recommending the HyperX DDR3-2133 Predator kit if decent speed, solid stability and high capacity are what you're looking for. At around $170, however, the Kingston memory is on average a bit pricier than its competition. For those willing to make due with only 8GB, faster speeds like 2400 and 2666 are available.

OCIA.net awards the Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB DDR3-2133 kit our Silver Seal of Approval.




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