Brand HyperX by Kingston company has been known for more than a decade. In those days, when the common memory was the first DDR, the products of this vendor enjoyed a deserved popularity among enthusiasts thanks to the legendary Winbond BH-5 chips used then. No less were evaluated by overclockers DDR3 modules with chips Elpida MGH-E Hyper, which easily conquered frequencies, inaccessible for mass solutions. At a time when manufacturers are turning their attention to DDR4, memory for enthusiasts is already equipped with chips of Hynix or Samsung, able to work in harsh conditions with a very large volume – up to 4000 MHz and more. But these frequencies are not available to all, but to the most selective circuits. In general, from the budget memory and sets up to DDR4-3000 can be squeezed approximately 3250 MHz, while for better results it is already necessary to use high-frequency sets.
A couple of these solutions, have already been discussed, and in this review we’ll get acquainted with another one – production by HyperX and related to Predator series of high-level, representatives of which, as a rule, are equipped with memory chips with good overclocking potential – HyperX Predator HX432C16PB3K2/16.
Predator series has recently received the update in the form of changed appearance of plates and packaging design – now memory is supplied not just in the blister, but also in a cardboard box, which once again underlines the orientation of HyperX brand to the retail market.
Packing is versatile, designed for four-channel kits, so extra space is just filled with blister pacifier.
Now, concerning the appearance, the memory of the upgraded Predator series has become lower due to the reduced height of the radiators, in which the decorative plate has been changed. By the way, the considered set HX432C16PB3K2/16 is the penultimate solution in this range, there is a set with a frequency of 3333 MHz.
Radiator profile makes it easy to set the memory and to increase the heat dissipation area has edges turned inwardly.
Mounting is performed by thermostickers. On the rails are soldered only eight chips SK hynix H5AN8G8NMFR-TFC, so on the one hand cushion is planted.
The label on the modules specifies the set model, number of bars in it, and the operating voltage. On the packaging, you can still see the type of memory, the total volume, frequency and CAS Latency. Other characteristics, if necessary, you will have to look at the product website.
After starting the system, you must enter the UEFI and turn on XMP mode, then our two-channel set will work at a frequency of 3200 MHz with timings 16-18-18-36-2T and voltage of 1.35 V.