Pax Prime 2014: HyperX Showcases Predator DDR4 Memory and Others
HyperX had plenty to show at Pax Prime 2014. Pax attendees and HyperX fans got to join in on exciting raffles or play with HyperX sponsored pro-gamers from Team EG, Cloud 9 HyperX, TSM, Dignatas as well as Twitch streamers Phantoml0rd and Hafu – all for a chance to win HyperX products. Prizes included HyperX memory, SSDs, the new HyperX Fury USBs; ZBOX mini-PC from ZOTAC®; and products from Gigabyte™, MSI, Need for Seat USA and Rosewill®. But of course, the booth had more than fun and games as Kingston HyperX showcased some of their latest products, including the Pax Prime announced HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory.
Here for a quick look? Here’s the product highlights, short and sweet.
But of course if you need more details, we have you covered…
Right on the cusp, of Intel’s embargo release of the X99 boards and Haswell-E chipset, HyperX fired quickly with their August 29 announcement of the HyperX Predator DDR4 Memory. Kingston is as popular as it gets in the memory and storage front, so it’s no surprise that their new highest-end memory pushes the envelope even further. Specially designed for the new boards and chipset, the HyperX Predator memory empowers your gaming rig toting a low voltage pull and frequencies ranging from 2133MHz to 3000MHz. The HyperX Predator DDR4 memory will be available in 16GB kits of four.
If the HyperX Predator is a bit too much for your tower, you can jump down the next tiers of HyperX memory. Taking from our HyperX Fury coverage months ago…
The new FURY line of RAM replaces the current HyperX blu providing PC gaming enthusiasts of any level of PC modding experience with easy overclocking functionality. How easy? Try automatic! The memory sticks are plug and play and will overclock themselves within the PC’s constraints without the user having to dive into the BIOS to finagle with controls that are otherwise foreign to PC-building beginners. HyperX FURY memory modules utilize a new heat-spreader design on their frames to protect against overheating which allows for a more cost-effective solution for PC modders. Otherwise, they would have to look into purchasing some sort of cooling solution to protect their PC internals.
Coming in 4GB and 8 GB modules, HyperX FURY memory is available in 1333MHz, 1600MHz and 1866MHz frequencies. If you can handle a bit more power, the next tier up from “entry level” would be the HyperX Savage. Similar to the HyperX Fury in that it has a heat-spreader design, the HyperX Savage has simplistic built-in profiles allowing for easy BIOS overclocking tweaks and can reach higher frequencies up to 2400 Mhz.
Aside from all these nice internal components, HyperX showed us this year how much they can help our game externally with their HyperX Cloud gaming headset and newly released HyperX Skyn gaming surfaces. The HyperX Cloud received so much acclaim this year that Kingston answered their call to make a white edition of the headset. It was out in the open for all to try at the HyperX booth.
HyperX Cloud Specs:
- Hi-Fi capable 53mm drivers for supreme audio quality
- 15 – 25.000 Hz frequency response
- Detachable microphone (quick and easy to plug/unplug for music-only purposes)
- Solid aluminum construction for durability and stability
- Super-soft padded leather headband with memory foam on cups for maximum comfort
- Closed cup for enhanced bass reproduction and passive noise cancellation
- Compatible for desktop, notebooks, mobile phones, PlayStation 4, and airplane adaptors
The HyperX Skyn is a very thin gaming surface that comes in two types of textures – one geared for mouse speed and the other focusing on control. The back of each Skyn has a sort of adhesive material for staying in place throughout your more frantic gaming sessions.
Kingston HyperX always makes for a big at any convention and gamers always feel right at home in their Pax booth setups. Playing against big name gamers, racing for the best time for prizes, and scoping out custom rigs chocked full of HyperX components are just some of the things you get to do at their booth. Whether you’re looking to step your game up or check out the best in storage components, like the new Fury USB’s or SSD’s, be sure to look even deeper into their product line here.
† HyperX Cloud and HyperX Fury images from Kingston’s press hub.