HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, announced the release of two new Predator DDR4 high-speed memory modules. The manufacturer has prepared very high-speed versions that may interest users of the most powerful desktop platforms. The company has remained with a proven design and provides a lifetime warranty on their devices. New items are presented in the form of sets of two modules of 8 GB each and they operate at effective frequencies of 4266 MHz and 4600 MHz respectively. The appearance of the modules draws attention to the black color of the PCB and aluminum heat sink that visually blends in with modern PCs assembled by enthusiasts.
The HyperX Predator DDR4 memory has a high frequency, up to 4600 MHz, and low latency: CL12 – CL19. The XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) technology allows you to overclock the memory speed in excess of the standard industry specifications. HyperX memory modules go through a rigorous certification process and are thoroughly tested for XMP compliance. The new HyperX Predator DDR4 memory modules are optimized to work with the latest Intel chipsets, and are compatible with many of the new AMD chipsets.
The XyperX Predator series should be better known to PC users, as the hardware is offered in many different versions, including the popular 2x 8 GB 3200 MHz memory modules. At this time, we are talking about products that are much more efficient and definitely more expensive. This is a memory with a clock frequency of 4266 MHz and 4600 MHz. Users can only select sets consisting of two modules of 8 GB each. At the moment, it is not known whether the company is preparing other versions at all.
Each set has two saved XMP 2.0 profiles. One is common to both new products, the other already contains parameters specific to a particular version.
Below are the characteristics of both new DDR4 memory modules:
- DDR4 4266 MHz CL 19-26-26, operating at 1.4 V;
- DDR4 4600 MHz CL 19-26-26, operating at 1.5 V;
- DDR4 4000 MHz CL 19-21-21, operating at 1.35 V (second XMP profile, common for both kits).
From the specs above, we can see that HyperX Predator DDR4 modules work with CL19 latency. They support XMP profiles, and are guaranteed to be compatible with many of the latest chipsets from Intel and AMD. The ‘slower’ DDR4 4266 modules operate at a voltage of 1.4 V, while faster DDR4 4600 modules operate at a voltage of 1.5 V. The module dimensions are 133.35 x 42.2 x 8.3 mm.
Currently, the price of the new HyperX Predator DDR4 RAM modules remains a mystery, although it should be expected that it will be very high. It is enough to mention that the XyperX Predator 2x 8 GB module kit with a frequency of 4133 MHz costs about $220, and here we have even faster DDR4 memory modules.