Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 Memory Kit Review
By Tom Jaskulka
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Kingston.
Announced at CES 2014, Kingston has released their replacement of the Blu series of RAM modules. Named “Fury,” the new HyperX series of DDR3 RAM claim to make overclocking even easier by automatically detecting the appropriate speeds and timings for your motherboard, making these modules “Plug and Play” ready. Arriving in 4GB, 8GB single, 8GB dual or 16GB dual-channel kits, the Fury line will have frequencies of 1333 MHz (CL9), 1600MHz (CL9), or 1866 MHz(CL10). A new asymmetric heat-spreader design in red, blue, white or black colors covers a stylish black PCB, adding a distinct look to this newest memory kit from Kingston. Benchmark Reviews received one of the dual-channel 8GB kits for testing (model HX318C10FWK2/8), so let’s see how these modules compare.
After taking a look at the modules themselves, I’ll run a series of synthetic benchmarks to “peer under the hood” so to speak. Of course, synthetic differences will rarely be felt by a user – so I’ll also run a few gaming benchmarks on an A10-7850K Kaveri APU using the integrated R7 Radeon graphics with the memory at stock and overclocked settings.
Features & Specifications
Get in the game with HyperX® FURY. Even newbies get up to speed fast, since FURY automatically recognises its host platform and automatically overclocks to the highest frequency published – up to 1866MHz – providing plenty of power for your next deathmatch. FURY’s asymmetric heat spreader design lets you stand out from the “square” crowd. It’s available in black, blue, red and– for the first time in the HyperX line –white, with a black PCB. So your rig can reflect your style and you can show it off with pride – without spending a lot, since FURY is affordably priced.
- Capacities of up to 8GB (single) and 8GB–16GB (kits)
- Frequency (speed) 1333MHz, 1600MHz, 1866MHz
- CAS latency 9-9-9-27 and 10-10-10-30
- Voltage 1.5V
- Asymmetric heat spreader for stylish heat dissipation
- Compatible with P55, H67, P67, Z68, Z77, Z87 and H61 Intel chipsets, as well as A75, A87, A88, A89, A78 and E35 AMD chipsets