HyperX Releases Two New Predator 16 GB Memory Kits: DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4600by Gavin Bonshor on April 25, 2019 10:00 AM EST
HyperX has unveiled two new kits of DDR4 memory from its Predator range, offering speeds of DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4600. The new kits come in 2 x 8 GB sets and are designed for high-performance scenarios, featuring the same sleek black aluminium heatsinks we have come to expect from previous versions of the HyperX Predator series.
The new HyperX Predator memory is the company's fastest yet, with two different variants being offered; the DDR4-4266 (HX442X19PB3K2/16) with CL19 timings at 1.4 V, and the DDR4-4600 (HX446C19PB3K2/16) with CL19 timings with a higher voltage of 1.5 V. Both kits are XMP 2.0 compatible and are currently available in 2 x 8 GB kits. HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Memory and as a result, is targeted at both enthusiasts and gamers looking to squeeze every last bit of performance from the user's system. Each kit of HyperX Predator DDR4 memory is put through a stringent testing procedure to ensure each kit matches the rated standard and HyperX does provide each of its kits with a lifetime warranty.
Both kits follow the same design as the rest of its Predator range with an aggressive looking black aluminium heatsink with white branding on a fully black PCB. While there is no word whether or not HyperX will release the kits with their Predator RGB heatsinks, it could be a possibility in the future. Measuring in at 42.2 mm in height, the HyperX Predator kits should fit under a wide variety of tower coolers without too much fanfare, but it is still recommended to check cooler clearance prior to purchasing.
HyperX has stated that the new Predator DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4600 kits are available through its retail channels, but the official MSRP is still currently unknown. We did find the HyperX Predator DDR4-4600 2 x 8 GB kit at Amazon with a list pricing of $611 which dwarves the pricing of its Predator DDR4-4133 CL19 2 x 8 GB kit which is currently listed at $250.
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onbquo - Thursday, April 25, 2019 - linkFor me the HyperX Predator is the best looking RAM. Is there something to worry when running it at 1.4 volts on today's platforms?
eek2121 - Thursday, April 25, 2019 - linkIt's within JDEC spec.
eek2121 - Thursday, April 25, 2019 - linkJEDEC rather. **** you AT for not having an edit buton.
The Chill Blueberry - Thursday, April 25, 2019 - linkI 2nd this. We need an edit button.
philehidiot - Thursday, May 2, 2019 - linkWe don't need an edit button.
philehidiot - Thursday, May 2, 2019 - linkEDIT - minus the "don't".
JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, April 25, 2019 - linkThe memory DIMMs can take it, usually, but memory stability can deteriorate over time, and you may need to drop voltage/speed to adjust for that deterioration, but whether it's affected is dependent on how good your CPU's memory controller is. In particular, the CPU's memory controller will be more sensitive than DIMM in regards to overvoltage.
You should do your own research on this and come to your own conclusion on how comfortable you are to increase voltage past the vendor's XMP profile voltage.
vailr - Thursday, April 25, 2019 - linkMost of the high-end DDR4 modules such as these are configured to use higher voltage than 1.2 volts. It would be interesting to see a benchmark comparison of various brands & models of strictly 1.2 volt DDR4 memory. For example, there's a HyperX Fury 3466MHz DDR4 CL19 2x8Gb 1.2 volt kit available online. Is that the fastest 1.2 volt kit available? Alternatively: can these new Predator DDR4-4266 and DDR4-4600 kits function at a lower frequency when manually configured to run at only 1.2 volts?
Dug - Monday, April 29, 2019 - link$611 !!! I'll take the lowly 4266 speed and save $350.
Actually, I'll stick with 3200 and save $500
s.yu - Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - link8GB sticks are so 2016