Kingston HyperX Predator 1600MHz CL9 8GB Review

Introduction:

Kingston Technology Company, founded in 1987, is world’s independent memory leader with thousands memory products in every field. Kingston offers memory solutions for pretty much every electronic gadget or device that requires a memory from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and mobile phones.

Back in 2002, Kingston had introduced their HyperX gaming RAMs to the world. Now a little while back they have introduced the new HyperX gaming RAMs named the Predator series which replace their HyperX T1 series. The most obvious change in these rams is visually and that is the redesign of the heatspreader. Kingston says that the new heat spreaders work just as good as the old and are more than worthy to be used on the company’s flagship memory series.

The Predator’s heatspreader are a bit shorter and more refined then the ageing blue HyperX T1 heatspreader. Biggest internal change however is the support for higher speeds and tighter timings out of the box. Kingston had to respond to the competitors’ products and come up with a new improved design to ensure that they hold their place in the market. The insane memory speeds that Intel’s latest 3rd generation Ivy Bridge supports, were way higher then what Kingston had on offer. HyperX Predator will be released in a variety of kits and frequencies ranging from 8GB to 32GB and 1600MHz-2666MHz respectively. However, today we look at the HyperX Predator 1600MHz CL9 8GB dual channel kit, optimized for the Z77 platform. Below are the technical specifications of the kit in question: