Kingston HyperX Predator RGB DDR4-2933 CL15 Review

Introduction


Kingston might be one of the most recognizable brands for those unfamiliar with PCs. They aren’t quite like all the other companies out there, although they share the same market; Kingston really impresses in a different way. Ask someone if they have a USB key or SD card in their pocket or purse, and there is a very good chance that it is a Kingston one, and that’s because they have yearly sales figures that top billions, not millions. For a company that only supplies memory products (DRAM, SSDs, Flash, etc. ) and doesn’t own a foundry, that’s quite impressive. That just points out the obvious: they aren’t solely focused on enthusiast products, so they might not be the first name you think of when it comes to high-end enthusiast-grade memory, but that doesn’t mean they don’t make any.

If you’ve been into PC overclocking for as long as I have, Kingston’s enthusiast-focused HyperX products including memory and SSDs, along with system peripherals, are definitely familiar, but what’s familiar is without question that HyperX name. Within the products HyperX offers is a series called “Predator”, one with a long legacy of providing top-notch products that offer exceptional performance and high reliability backed with everything their parent company Kingston has to offer, and thanks to all those USB sticks and flash drives, those resources extend quite far.

The Kingston HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 modules are the latest RGB memory modules from HyperX that feature a nifty little thing other RGB modules do not, and that’s Infrared Sync. This is a solution to one of the biggest problems of RGB memory modules; the modules just do not have all their LEDs run in sync perfectly… they are always just slightly offset from one another. The Predator RGB’s Infrared Sync is done via a special IC on each module that can communicate with others so that each module has the same thing displayed on their RGB LEDs, completely removing the problem that nearly every single RGB stick has to deal with.

Specifications

Specifications
Manufacturer: Kingston
Model: HX429C15PB3AK4/32
Speed Rating: DDR4-2933
Rated Timings: 15-17-17-39
Tested Capacity: 32 GB (8 GB x4)
Tested Voltage: 1.35 V
PCB Type: 10 layer
Registered/Unbuffered: Unbuffered
Error Checking: Non-ECC
Form Factor: 288-pin DIMM
Warranty: Limited Lifetime

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