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January 17, 2016

Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 16GB Memory Kit Review


Kingston released its HyperX Fury DDR4 memory kit right after Intel's announcement on its X99 Chipset and the LGA2011v3 Haswell-E PCU for the PC enthusiasts who wants more performance, but that's not the last we've seen of it! With Intel finally announced the release of its LGA1151 Skylake CPU, end users now can enjoy the hi-speed DDR4 memory with the more affordable Intel Z170, H170, B150 chipsets that comes with DDR4 memory support.

We have the HyperX Fury DDR4 memory kit in Tech Critter's lab this time, special thanks to Kingston Technology for sending over the memory kit for this review. The HyperX Fury DDR3 memory kit is known to be a pretty decent memory kit for overclocking, let's see if the HyperX Fury DDR4 retains the quality from its predecessor?  

(The Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 16GB memory kit retails at the price of RM619)

Specifications

Unboxing

The HyperX Fury DDR4 ships in a minimalist red-black themed packaging with a cutout window that is meant to display the memory kit to attract the end users. 


Appearance wise, the heat spreader used on the HyperX Fury DDR4 is pretty much the same as what we've seen on the HyperX Fury DDR3, except for the DDR4 label. While the HyperX Fury DDR3 comes in 4 different choice of colors - Blue, Red, Black, White, the HyperX Fury DDR4 comes only in Black for now.


We removed the heat spreader and found the Hynix IC H5AN4G8NMFR that is known for its good overclocking potential.

Testing Method
Test Bench Configuration
CPU Cooler
Corsair Hydro Series H100i
CPU
Intel Core i7 5820K
Motherboard
ASRock OC Formula X99/ 3.1
Memory
Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4
Primary Hard Drive
Crucial M500 120GB SSD
Power Supply
be quiet! Straight Power 10 600W
Chassis
Vector Bench Case

We have the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 installed on the system configuration as above to conduct our test.

Overclocking

The Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 memory kit runs on an impressive speed of 2666MHz with XMP Profile enabled. 


The HyperX Fury DDR4 is much to our impress, capable of running on 3000MHz without any changes done to both memory timings and voltage. If you're intended To further test its overclocking potential, we've raised the bar high to 3200MHz. We managed to get the system to run at its best 3200MHz with timings on 17-18-18-36-2T after several failed attempt to go further with 3333MHz. 

Verdict
For the aesthetics aspects, the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 16GB memory kit looks pretty bad ass with its asymmetric looking heat spreader that gives an image of 'This is a performance PC' when it is installed on a system. The only downside for now is that it only comes in black, instead of the 

As we move on to the performance and overclocking test, the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 16GB memory kit hit an impressive 3000MHz on the speed without any changes done to the memory timings and voltage. Hitting 3000MHz without much effort is impressive enough, it exceeded our initial expectation with a staggering result of 3200MHz on the speed.

If you're looking for a good pair of DDR4 memory kit for your system that is based on the Intel X99 or Z170 chipset, the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 memory kit will be a great choice to consider for - you're paying for a 2666MHz memory kit that can actually do 3000MHz effortlessly, so why not?

Pros


  • Good out of the box performance
  • Good price over performance ratio
  • Decent looking
  • Decent overclocking potential
  • Backed with lifetime warranty for Kingston

Cons 

  • Only 1 choice of color is available (black)

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