Both with graphics cards and hard drives, the capacities built into the home computer are increasing, and the working memory is also following this trend. There are more and more systems that already rely on 64 GB as RAM, and that’s why we want to pick up on this trend and take a closer look at a few 64 GB modules. It starts with the HyperX Predator Kit.
HyperX Predator Test
HyperX is well known to many, not only from the gaming peripherals sector, but also in the memory module segment. The manufacturer is very active and has a broad portfolio. From the entry-level class, the cheaper HyperX Fury modules, to the Predator series, there is actually a kit for all areas of application. The HyperX Predator series is aimed at users who want to achieve very high clock rates with the XMP profile without having to do the overclocking themselves. Therefore, the bars are also offered with higher clock frequencies.
The HyperX Predator RGB are offered in various expansion stages. You can choose between clock frequencies from 2,933 to 4,600 MHz. The kit sizes range from 8 to 256 GB and can then also be combined very extensively with the number of modules and memory kit size per module. The CAL latencies specified by HyperX are divided into the areas “CL 15, 16, 17, 19” for each module and in combination with the voltage and sometimes range up to 1.5 V for the voltage.
The HyperX Predator modules look very good, and the processing of the modules is without any defects. The design of the heatspreader is rather angular and has no soft curves. This is also taken up again in the LED area. The pattern applied to the side of the heat spreader is not printed, but represents a separate layer, and the “HyperX” lettering was not only printed. The headspreader can be pulled over the LED lighting at four points so that both sides are connected to each other.
HyperX Predator SPD programming and technical properties
With the programs CPU-Z and Thaiphoon Burner you get very detailed information about the memory bars, which afterwards cannot be neglected for possible overclocking. If you want to learn more about memory overclocking, you can get all the necessary information and all the necessary information and tips from experienced users in the respective threads (Intel RAM OC thread + guides and tips or Ryzen RAM OC thread + possible limitations).
The modules available to us were also subjected to extensive overclocking in this test. But first we looked at the exact technical data of the bars with Thaiphoon Burner. Our bars are dual-rank DIMMs, which in this case contain 16 ICs on one side. The chips were manufactured by Micron Technology and they are e-dies. Overall, the SPD data and the Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) were properly programmed and stored.
HyperX Predator RGB DIMM Kit 64 Technical Data
- Manufacturer and designation: Kingston HyperX Predator RGB DIMM Kit 64GB, DDR4-3600, CL18-22-22 (HX436C18PB3AK2 / 64)
- Module height: 42.5 mm
- Rank: Dual rank
- Form factor: DIMM
- Module type: Unbuffered DIMM (UDIMM)
- Street price: approx. € 327
- Homepage: HyperX
- EPP / XMP: XMP 2.0
- Guaranteed timings: 18-22-22-39 @ 1.35V
- Crisps: Micron E-Die
- Characteristics: RGB, XMP, heatspreader
- Warranty period: Lifetime product guarantee
- Capacity: 64 GB (2 x 32 GB)
Due to the total height of 42.5 mm, it is advisable to check the compatibility with any existing CPU cooler before buying the memory bar. Should the CPU cooler reach over the RAM slots, this can lead to a conflict with the heat spreader of the main memory.
HyperX Predator Lighting
The distinctive design of the heat spreader, combined with full-surface lighting, comes into its own in a computer with a glass side panel. The RGB effects can be adjusted accordingly using the manufacturer’s own software. At least in theory this is the case. According to the manufacturer, the models we use are supported, but it was not possible to address them via the “Ngenuity” software because they were simply not recognized.
Therefore we adjusted the LED setting with the software provided by AsRock and tried out some of the effects. Although this is not the optimal way to set the LED lighting, it works without any problems and the RAM bars are recognized directly and are available for configuration. The selection of the effects is limited to 8 different ones with the respective enabled sub-settings “Color select enabled“.