HyperX Announces Three High-Speed Additions to the Predator DDR4 Line-up

HyperX has just announced three additional ram kits for the Predator DDR4 line. These new ram kits will be available as 8Gb modules and sold in pairs (2x8Gb). The rated speeds are an ultra-fast 5000Mhz with a CAS latency of 19, 5133Mhz with a CL of 20, and 5300Mhz CL20.  Starting price for these new SKUs start at $870 for the 5000Mhz kit. For additional information please read the following press release from HyperX.

HyperX Announces Predator DDR4 Memory High-Speed Additions 

Record-Breaking HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory Adds Speeds up to 5333MHz

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – May 10, 2021 – HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced the release of three high-speed Predator DDR4 memory kits in 5000MHz, 5133MHz and 5333MHz frequency versions. The new frequency options will be available as 8GB modules in kits of two and include a black aluminum heat spreader and black PCB to complement the look of the latest PC builds by system builders and DIY PC enthusiasts.

Ultra-fast HyperX Predator DDR41 memory was used to set the overclocking world record2 at 7200MHz last month and at 7156MHz in March.3 HyperX Predator DDR4 offers high-performance memory paired with a bold and aggressive style. The new flagship frequency available for purchase has expanded to 5333MHz with a latency of CL20. HyperX memory modules are Intel® XMP-ready with certified profiles optimized for Intel’s latest chipsets and compatible with many of AMD’s latest chipsets.

“Following record-breaking overclocking announcements using HyperX Predator DDR4 frequencies, HyperX is excited to expand its offerings with the latest high-speed additions,” said Kristy Ernt, DRAM business manager, HyperX. “The new products offer premium components with faster speeds, high performance with maximum reliability and great aesthetics providing more options for gamers building a new PC.” 

The HyperX Predator DDR4 family of products is available in 2666MHz to 5333MHz with latencies from CL13 to CL20. HyperX Predator DDR4 is available as 8GB to 32GB single modules and kits of two, four and eight with capacities of 16GB to 256GB.



HyperX Predator DDR4 modules are 100 percent factory tested at speed and backed by a lifetime warranty. Predator DDR4 modules are available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets. For more information on HyperX DDR4 and global availability, please visit the HyperX Memory webpage.

 Due to the current COVID-19 situation, HyperX may experience some product and shipping delays. HyperX is taking every possible measure to work with partners to minimize the impact on its customers and ensure product availability and timely delivery.

HyperX Predator DDR4 High-Speed Addition Specifications: 


Kits of 2:          16GB

 Frequencies 5000MHz, 5133MHz, 5333MHz

Latencies: CL19, CL20

Voltage 1.55V, 1.6V

Operating Temperatures 0°C to 85°C

Dimensions: 133.35mm x 41.24mm 

Predator DDR4 High-Speed Addition








16GB (Kit of 2)





16GB (Kit of 2)





16GB (Kit of 2)


 1The specification of the extreme overclocking modules listed on this page may be beyond the capabilities of your AMD or Intel system hardware. Careful selection of all system components (e.g. CPU, motherboard, PSU) is required to ensure these modules will function as intended.

These kits are thoroughly tested and verified in the factory to run at the listed speed for XMP Profile 1. As a backup, a 2nd XMP profile at a slower clock speed is included so you can still achieve great performance if your system cannot handle the highest speed XMP profile.

As a guide you can find the processors and motherboard HyperX used to perform the Intel XMP certification on this page: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/extreme-memory-profile-xmp.html. This is not a guarantee of compatibility in your system configuration. We cannot guarantee compatibility with all systems; these modules should be installed and used at your own risk.

Only select AMD and Intel based motherboards are able to achieve speeds of DDR4-4000 and above. Check motherboard Qualified Vendor Lists (QVL) to verify Predator high speed support on the motherboard vendor website and/or Intel XMP certified list. Premium system cooling (CPU and case) are required for high speed memory stability. On Intel platforms, X or K series processors are recommended

 2World overclocking record of 7200MHz set on April 23, 2021

 3World overclocking record of 7156MHz set on March 31, 2021


About HyperX

HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 18 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 75 million memory modules, 15 million gaming headsets, two million keyboards and one million mice worldwide.


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Well at those prices I might as well buy a couple sets...

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I guess it's more to show that they can provide DDR4-5333 than to make money from sales. These kits will be barely available but you probably have a much higher chance to buy them than anything from brands like G.Skill which are flooding us with press releases of top RAM which isn't available in stores at all. Check top motherboards QVL and you will see some brands with DDR4-5000+. Almost nothing from these kits is available in stores or costs $700+. Most of these kits are EOL at the test stage.

Btw. you can expect about the same IC in these kits as in DDR4-4600. Recently, I slightly passed DDR4-6400 on one of them, where the maximum stability in dual-channel was around 5200-5400 (probably some problems with IMC/motherboard at reasonable voltages). I will back to this kit when I finish some other tests. Anyway, one thing is to have so fast memory kit, the other thing is to have a strong IMC and a good motherboard to make it work at least at XMP settings.
Personally, I wouldn't buy a 16GB memory kit for a new gaming PC but that's other thing.

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I really worry about compatibility of these kits. I don't doubt they will work at their claimed speed in some system with some CPU, but it will be far from all systems with all CPUs. Might be another manufacturer, but I think in the past they had to list tested mobos for extreme speed kits. Or have things moved on and extreme speed kits work more often now? Let's define extreme as something sold as 5000+.

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There are multiple B550, X570, Z490, and Z590 motherboards that support DDR4-5200+. However, these new kits are listed up to DDR4-5333 almost only on Z590 motherboards. Count maybe 3x ASUS ROG, 3x top MSI, 2x top ASRock, 3-4 top Gigabyte.
Even though B550 should handle up to DDR4-5600 and some motherboards have memory kits up to this speed on the QVL, then barely any new Hynix DJR based kit (count these HyperX too) is listed on AMD. There are "older" DJR up to about DDR4-5000. This is also because most Ryzen 5000 CPUs will hit a wall at DDR4-5000 or even lower clock. Only Ryzen 4000 will go up to DDR4-5300+. Also, B550 motherboards support higher memory frequencies than X570.
In short, you need Z590 motherboard and 11th gen CPU to run RAM at DDR4-5000+ without issues. It will still require high voltages but will probably work at XMP settings.

In my tests it was about like:
B550 (ASRock, ASUS) - DDR4-5100 stable with Ryzen 5900X, DDR4-5000 stable with Ryzen 5600X/5800X
B550 (ASRock, ASUS) - DDR4-5300+ stable with Ryzen 4650G
X570 (ASRock, ASUS, MSI) - DDR4-5000 stable with Ryzen 5900X, DDR4-4866 with Ryzen 5600X/5800X
X570 (ASUS, MSI) - DDR4-5200 stable with Ryzen 4650G
Z490 (ASRock, ASUS, MSI) - DDR4-5000 stable with i9-10900K
Z590 (ASRock, MSI) - DDR4-5200 stable with i7-11700K

Results with Micron B and Hynix D. Samsung can't make much above DDR4-5000. There is also the "luck" factor as not every CPU is the same.

Some Z590 motherboards have support up to DDR4-5600+ and some memory kits at this speed are on the QVL. I assume we won't see them in stores. Anyway, you can set DDR4-5600 on something like MSI Z590 Unify ITX/ATX/-X, Gigabyte Z590 Tachyon, ASUS Apex or ASRock OC Formula. It will still require good IMC and very high voltages (at least compared to regular values).

Here is valid at DDR4-6400 with HyperX Predator RGB DDR4-4600 made a couple of days ago on MSI Z590I Unify - https://valid.x86.fr/quwxlt
Not stable but it's full air/stock cooling.

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I love Kingston hyperx RAM. Recently I bought one from BuyKingston and it's doing the job pretty well. Anyway, I would also like to buy one of these when they are available.

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Welcome to the Forums Jack!

Good luck finding a pair of these. Many manufacturers release these very high-speed kits but rarely are they seen in the wild. That's not to say they are impossible to get, but very difficult. If you find a pair for sale, do not hesitate to pick them up. They won't be for sale long.

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