Today we have in our hand is the not so new HyperX Predator RGB Memory Kit. While we will work through the main review slowly, we will leave you all some pictures to drool over since this is a drool-worthy kit. The kit in question comes with
Coming to the kit itself, we have the standard black PCB with Black heat spreaders on top with
The memory has Infrared Sync technology, this technology creates a new way to experience RGB lighting. HyperX has designed IR communication channels onto each memory module, allowing multiple modules to sync LED lighting and produce an exceptional
The HyperX Predator RGB is optimized for Intel platforms on Z170/Z270/X370 and X99/X299 as well as AM4 platforms, we did our test in AM4 with a Ryzen 5 1600 and B350 Motherboard.
The HyperX Predator RGB comes with the Hynix CJR Chips and as such, we expected a fair bit of overclocking from it. So we fired up our
With a little tweak in voltages, we were able to bump up the speed to 3200Mhz 16-17-17-39 and finally to 3466Mhz 18-18-18-39 which is not too shabby for a Hynix kit on Ryzen first gen IMC. While this humble reviewer wanted to go beyond to the 3600Mhz territory, our board refused to cooperate. Till this point, our system was completely stable with normal synthetic workloads and some heavy overwatch gaming sessions.
We ran the kit through our short benchmark suite which included memory performance sensitive workloads like Aida64, SuperPi
AIDA64 is an award-winning system monitoring and stability testing tool
AIDA64 implements a set of 64-bit benchmarks to measure how fast the computer performs various data processing tasks and mathematical calculations. Multi-threaded memory and cache benchmarks are available to analyze system RAM bandwidth and latency. Four our review we used the Memory subsystem benchmark.
wPrime uses a recursive call of Newton’s method for estimating functions, with f(x)=x2-k, where k is the number we’re
Rounding off, this kit left us with mixed feelings, on one hand, the kit performed beautifully with whatever threw at it while looking damn good, given the fact this kit has the “HyperX” moniker, I personally was a little bit disappointed with the lack of b die goodness. Overall, this is a damn good kit for someone who wants to dip toes into memory overclocking but doesn’t want to lose the RGB bling. Keep this kit into consideration while shopping for new memory and you will not be disappointed.
We feel that we weren’t able to reach the limit of this kit and we will come back to this with a new platform to see if things change but till then this is going to be our go-to kit.
The HyperX Predator RGB gets a Silver from me!
Buying Link : Amazon