The Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB (4 x 4GB) 2400MHz DDR4 memory kit was found to be a solid memory kit for those looking to build an Intel X99 platform. The kit is simple to use and comes with Intel XMP 2.0 settings for normal JEDEC standard memory clock frequencies and then the advertised clock speed. After entering the UEFI and loading the proper XMP 2.0 profile you’ll have a solid platform with lifetime warrantied memory running at 2400MHz. Enthusiasts and gamers wanting to get the most out of their hardware will be happy to know that they can tighten up the timings and should be able to overclock the kit up to 2666MHz with ease. We weren’t able to get 3000MHz stable with CL14 or CL15 timings on this particular memory kit, but Kingston sorts and sells 3000MHz memory kits for a slight premium if you wanted to get a kit like that.
When it comes to pricing we discovered that Kingston is currently a bit on the higher site and it looks like most kits are not in-stock right now. We also discovered that there is very little markup between the HyperX Predator DDR4 2133MHz, 2400MHz and 3000MHz memory kits. Here is what the pricing looks like on Amazon at the time we were writing this article:
If you take a step back and look on pricing on other big name DDR4 brands here in North America you’ll see most of the competitors in the 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory space are being sold for about $60 less than this kit.
The Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 Memory Kit (Part Number HX424C12PB2K4/16) is a great memory kit, but is it worth the price premium? The Kingston HyperX brand is top notch and the lifetime warranty along with the tech support is awesome, but a 20% markup is huge. Hopefully we’ll see this memory kit drop below $300 and be priced competitively with the other big names in the enthusiast memory industry. The Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory kit that we reviewed really spoiled us because after running 2666MHz with 12-12-12 1T timings we want to be able to do that on all memory kits. Getting to 2666MHz with 13-13-13 1T timings is close, but not the same!