Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2666MHz Review

Introduction and Up Close

Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2666MHz Review  


For a long time Kingston have been at the forefront of most developments in the memory marketplace. Whether it's providing exceptional speeds or forging the way forwards in capacity, Kingston can always be relied upon to provide an option for everyone.

In fact it's probably fair to say that most of us have owned Kingston RAM in one of our machines at some time or other, so as always we are looking forwards to seeing what is next out of their factory.

Two things about the review today give us reason for excitement. Firstly the big speed number is hard to ignore, 2666MHz is eye-opening in anyone's books. Secondly is the HyperX designator. There are few sacrosanct brand names in the hardware world, one that have been unsullied by under-developed products. HyperX is definitely one of those, and so if Kingston are confident enough to give this Predator kit the blue heatsink then we have to sit up and take notice.

HeatspreaderHyper X Predator
XMP Timings[email protected] @ 1.65v
[email protected] @ 1.65v
Maximum Power 2.4W per module
Size LxWxH133.3mm x 7.2mm x 53.9mm


Up Close

RAM is always one of those things that doesn't require much explanation. It's simple and obvious. However we'd be remiss if we didn't mention how gorgeous we think the Predator heatsinks are. 

Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2666MHz Review     Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2666MHz Review  

If there is a problem it's that, just as they did with the T1 heatspreader, Kingston have produced a kit that is too tall to fit under double-tower CPU heatsinks. Not a problem with a two stick kit but worth noting if you go for the larger capacity, four stick, kits available under the Predator banner.

Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2666MHz Review     Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 2666MHz Review 

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Most Recent Comments

28-09-2012, 07:23:47

Kingston really didn't need to make such huge heatspreaders IMO. i think the design is gorgeous but would look equally badass if it was the same height as say, Mushkin Ridgeback. I just don't understand why they feel the need for such huge heatspreaders. we all know RAM doesn't even get very hot...Quote

10-10-2012, 16:33:53

these would look great with a white and blue themed build.Quote

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