Blazing fast Kingston Predator DDR4 memory clocks at 5333 MHz out of the box, but could cost over US$1200
Kingston recently announced that it'll be adding three new models at the top end of its HyperX Predator lineup of DDR4 RAM modules, clocked at 5000 MHz, 5133 MHz, and 5333 MHz respectively. These new parts will, unsurprisingly, cost an arm and a leg. HX450C19PB3K2/16, a 16GB kit clocked at 5000 MHz with CL19 CAS latency is priced at $870. Meanwhile the top-end HX453C20PB3K2/16 5333 MHz kit has CL20 timings and comes at an astronomical $1245.
While these DDR4 parts are certainly fast, they might not offer much more in gaming performance than standard high-end DDR4 modules, especially considering the relatively loose timings.
It's important to note here that DDR5 modules are set to arrive later in 2021. The DDR5 base spec is clocked at 4800 MHz: modules clocked at 6 GHz and beyond will likely hit the markets in the years to come. In that context, these Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4 RAM sticks will likely soon be outdone by significantly cheaper memory.