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Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000 CL15 16GB Kit Review

If you’re looking for a high speed set of DDR4 RAM there are no shortage of choices these days, even if supplies are still fairly tight.  The HyperX Predator line from Kingston is fresh on the scene and is hoping to be the choice for many enthusiasts with its competitive pricing.  This kit is the 16GB Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 3000 C15 quad channel kit HX430C15PB2K4/16 ).  It has two XMP profiles, of which are 3000 15-16-16-39 2T and 2666  14-14-14-36 2T.  Having the multiple XMP profiles provides a bit of comfort knowing that there are two good configurations provided with the kit that are set and forget.  These modules were a sample and did not come with the regular retail packaging, so what photos we have are limited to the actual modules.  Thankfully, you don’t buy memory for the packaging.  You buy it for the performance, and boy did this set post some very impressive results.


  • Model – HX430C15PB2K4/16
  • Type – 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM
  • Capacity – 16GB (4 x 4GB)
  • Speed – DDR4 3000 (PC4-24000)
  • Cas Latency – 15
  • Voltage – 1.35V
  • Multi-channel Kit – Quad Channel Kit


  • Power Supply: VDD=1.2V Typical
  • VDDQ = 1.2V Typical
  • VPP – 2.5V Typical
  • VDDSPD=2.2V to 3.6V
  • Nominal and dynamic on-die termination (ODT) for data, strobe, and mask signals
  • Low-power auto self refresh (LPASR)
  • Data bus inversion (DBI) for data bus
  • On-die VREFDQ generation and calibration
  • Single-rank
  • On-board I2 serial presence-detect (SPD) EEPROM
  • 16 internal banks; 4 groups of 4 banks each
  • Fixed burst chop (BC) of 4 and burst length (BL) of 8 via the mode register set (MRS)
  • Selectable BC4 or BL8 on-the-fly (OTF)
  • Fly-by topology
  • Terminated control command and address bus