September 22, 2012
Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory Review
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China, and sales representatives in the United States, Taiwan, China, India, Australia, Vietnam, Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Latin America. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/en/.
About the Product
Today we are going to review the Latest Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB 1600MHz RAM ,
Kingston’s KHX16C9T2K2/8X is a kit of two 512M x 64-bit (4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) 2Rx8 memory modules, based on sixteen 256M x 8-bit DDR3 FBGA components per module. Each module kit supports Intel® XMP (Extreme Memory Profiles). Total kit capacity is 8GB. Each module kit has been tested to run at DDR3 1600 at a low latency timing of 9-9-9 at 1.65V. The SPDs are programmed to JEDEC standard latency DDR3-1333 timing of 9-9-9 at 1.5V. Each 240-pin DIMM uses gold contact fingers and requires +1.5V.
General Specifications and Features
Some of the features of the HyperX Predator KHX16C9T2K2/8X are below ,
- JEDEC standard 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V) Power Supply
- VDDQ = 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V)
- 667MHz fCK for 1333Mb/sec/pin
- 8 independent internal bank
- Programmable CAS Latency: 9, 8, 7, 6
- Posted CAS
- Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL – 2, or CL – 1 clock
- Programmable CAS Write Latency(CWL) = 7 (DDR3-1333)
- 8-bit pre-fetch
- Burst Length: 8
- Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe
- Internal(self) calibration
- On Die Termination using ODT pin
- Asynchronous Reset
- PCB : Height 2.122” (53.90mm) w/ heatsink, double sided component
- JEDEC: DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9 @1.5V
- XMP Profile #1: D3-1600 CL9-9-9 @1.65V
- CL(IDD) 9 cycles
- Row Cycle Time (tRCmin) 49.5ns (min.)
- Refresh to Active/Refresh 160ns (min.)
- Command Time (tRFCmin)
- Row Active Time (tRASmin) 36ns (min.)
- Maximum Operating Power 2.400 W*
- UL Rating 94 V – 0
- Operating Temperature 0o C to 85o C
- Storage Temperature -55o C to +100o C
Packaging and Unboxing
HyperX Predator comes in transparent hard box . You can see the memory modules while buying it . We think this is great because in this way the consumer actually can see how the product looks to their eye . Every detail regarding the memory modules are mentioned on the front of the box . The Product Model is mentioned on the front sticker along with the Memory Capacity and Frequency Speed .
After opening the seal tape , The HyperX Predator looks like this . Frankly speaking after opening up the HyperX Predator I just stared at these memory for couple of minutes . The design and the quality of these particular memory are amazing .
What you can expect out of the box of memory modules ? After unboxing we found the following items inside the packaging ,
– 2 Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz MemoryModules
– Manual and Installation Guide
As you can clearly see that the Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory is covered by Life Time Warranty by Kingston as mentioned on the manual and are 100% tested before delivered to the consumer .
Closer look at the HyperX Predator
HyperX Predator are designed to be installed in gaming machines . There not preferred to be used in office PC or for Normal use PC . The design of HyperX Predator is one of the best thing about this memory . You had seen typical kingston memory installed in your friends PC but this is not like those one . It is design to run in extreme conditions not only faster but also cooler .
The color scheme of the HyperX Predator is amazing . It definitely looks quite sleek and enthusiastic in every gaming machine . The black and blue colors are just best combination for such a beast . The wide variety of the speeds and the much larger frequency of HyperX Predator makes it one of the best and leading gaming memory modules in the market nowadays .
This HyperX Predator as i said before not only run faster but also cooler then other memory modules . Due the the fins at the top of the memory module the heat is dissipated faster and easier . The heat sink of HyperX Predator is very fine made and is very closed contact with the chips located on the PCB of the memory module . Some of you there might have problem with the green PCB of the the memory but believe me once you install there in your computer who would see the green color ?
Benchmarking and Testing
The rig we will be using today for testing Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory is ,
- Intel Core i7 2600K CPU
- ASUS P8Z68 V PRO
- Kingston HyperX Predator 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory
- OCZ RevoDrive3 x2 Max IOPS 240GB PCIe SSD ( OS )
The benchmark results for AIDA64 , Futuremark 3DMark 11 are below ,
In the End ( Conclusion )
When it comes to buy the extreme memory solutions for your gaming desktop , The only thing which should come into your mind is Kingston HyperX Predator Memory . These are top of the line memories from Kingston which will meet your requirement . If you want to install higher bus speed memory you can choose from the product line .
The quality of the memory is brilliant and excellent , You can actually tell by just holding them in hand . Also they run very cool as compared to other memory . The speed of the memory is also fantastic .Overall , The price of the Kingston HyperX Predator is very affordable , If you want you can have 1866 or higher frequency speed RAM but note it will cost you a bit more .
In the end , after testing the Kingston HyperX Predator by every mean . We came to conclusion that Kingston HyperX Predator receives award at TechTipsnReview for the Best Quality and Design of the Memory Modules , Blazing Fast Performance of the Memory and Lifetime Warranty provided by Kingston .