Kingston HyperX Fury Red DDR3 1866MHz 16GB Memory Review
Today we take a look at some memory with a name that just sounds awesome. Meet Kingston HyperX Fury… an action hero name if ever there was one. Hopefully the performance and quality won’t be a let-down after the great branding…
The Kingston HyperX Fury Red Memory
Kingston package their HyperX FURY memory is a clear plastic package with information sticker on the front. We get a short fold out leaflet with the sticks, along with a case sticker and the modules are available in red, blue, black and white with the PCB on all being black. Ours are obviously the red version and Kingston state that their asymmetric heatspreader design was created to stand out from similarly priced alternatives.
For the “stats” we have modules here which run at 1866MHz and power of 1.5v. Our kit is 2x8GB modules however 8GB packs are also available, as are modules of 1333 and 1600MHz speeds with a mix of CAS9 and CAS10 settings. All of the models are designed to auto sense the platform they are installed on and set the appropriate, highest performance settings.
User Experience and Conclusion
With the HyperX Fury range Kingston have set out to offer a competitively priced product with attention paid to the design and ease of use. Looking at the first of those aspects we see that the modules start at £29.50/$39.99, which is certainly affordable with the larger packs also reasonably priced. They certainly look good too, especially in red and it is great to see Kingston stick with a black PCB across the range where so often we see competitor models ruining the looks of a nice heatspreader by using green PCB.
Speaking of the heatspreader, it is nice and sturdy, and from our thermal testing, effective too. What of the other performance? Well overall we saw the FURY modules edge ahead of our G.Skill 1866MHz memory throughout the testing. We also saw a nice boost over 1600MHz modules too, especially in memory bandwidth and gaming. In terms of an overclock, with stock voltage we were able to hit 2133MHz with the advertised timings for 1866MHz and with a little tweaking to CAS11 along with 1.65v we hit 2333MHz with stability. So plenty room for fun.
It is also worth noting that these sticks did indeed set themselves appropriately on the Z97 platform we were using. Just drop them in, turn on the PC and 1866MHz was up and running. Simple.
With a lifetime warranty, easy setup and great looks the Kingston HyperX Fury modules get our recommended award.
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