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Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz Memory Review

When it comes to memory, the first name comes to mind is definitely the Kingston Technologies. Established in 1987, Kingston has made its reputation by deploying most reliable memory products to-date. They are well-known as the largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Having product line mainly the DRAM, storage, USB and SD Card, however, never remained the same. The Gaming peripherals like Keyboards, Mice and Headsets have been their top of the trends currently ruling the market. In addition, Kingston is now known competitor to quality brands like Razor, Corsair and few others. It’s all started with the induction of leading sub-brand, HyperX. Introduced in 2002 and well, they are also partners in Global E-Sports events.
PRODUCT INFO
Kingston Technology HyperX FURY 4X4 GB Black 2666MHz
Manufacture Kingston
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Since the era of DDR4 started, we have seen so many of new and elegant design RAM modules. With being the HyperX leading gaming brand, the Fury series RAM kits inducted in the market as the first gaming RAMs by HyperX. It was not the full stop, the predator and Savage are another HyperX’s the best ever memory modules that market has own.

Today, we take a look at Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 RAM kit. The black color Fury DDR4 comes in a capacity unit of 16GB, having frequency 2666 MHz. runs at a latency rate of CL15-16-17-35, while operating voltage at 1.20v. It is compatible with all DDR4 platform i.e. Skylake and onwards, plus the newest AMD system. Fury DDR4 comes in various capacities ranges from 4-16GB single module to 16-64GB multiple modules. Also, this Fury series offers the three different color schemes i.e. Red, White and Black (this sample).

Let’s have a look at the modules.

Preview
Kingston Technology HyperX Fury Black 16GB Kit (4x4GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Intel XMP Desktop Memory (HX426C15FBK4/16)
Title
Kingston Technology HyperX Fury Black 16GB Kit (4x4GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Intel XMP Desktop Memory (HX426C15FBK4/16)
Capacity
16GB (2*8GB)
Interface/Channel
DDR4/Dual
Bus Speed
2666 MHz (1333 MHz)
Timing
15-17-17-35-2T
Voltage
1.2v (1.35v Max)
Heatsink
Aluminum Black Heat Spreader
PCB
Black
Details
Preview
Kingston Technology HyperX Fury Black 16GB Kit (4x4GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Intel XMP Desktop Memory (HX426C15FBK4/16)
Title
Kingston Technology HyperX Fury Black 16GB Kit (4x4GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Intel XMP Desktop Memory (HX426C15FBK4/16)
Capacity
16GB (2*8GB)
Interface/Channel
DDR4/Dual
Bus Speed
2666 MHz (1333 MHz)
Timing
15-17-17-35-2T
Voltage
1.2v (1.35v Max)
Heatsink
Aluminum Black Heat Spreader
PCB
Black
Details

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The Box and Accessories

 

It comes in a box packaging having black and red color scheme. The vertical inside-look offers an initial look at the module. The big HyperX logo printed at top portion. At the bottom, Accelerate Gaming! being printed as advertisement purpose.

Inside the box, we found a set of RAM modules further packed in a plastic, transparent tray being closed from top. We bring the RAMs out and this is how we’ll catch this up our sample. We usually don’t see such detail packaging, especially from Kingston, since they have been using plastic tray packaging for their RAMs, while Box packaging is mostly region dependent. What else one could find in a RAM kit? Well, of course the sticker of brand logo as seen in any other DRAM. Here, we see a small manual which of course would show the installation of kit and identification of slots plus, the warranty information for consumers. The hyperX logo alongside looks fancy. Hyper being red and X being whitish indeed a aggressive combination. HyperX is a trademark.

Design

Fury DDR4 has a Signature Asymmetrical FURY design with low-profile heat spreader. The bigger, shining HyperX logo on front is being designed at right corner. An appealing logo, which you will see on almost all the gaming RAMs powered by HyperX. Well, it reminds me of Fury DDR3 RAM module, which is somehow quite identical to this.

The backside is usually carry a sticker that tells you something related to warranty. This RAM kit followed the same pattern, and has a Warranty void sticker consist of Model No., capacity and related specification. What’s important about this sticker is, in case you remove it accidentally or intentionally, the warranty is void, means, you won’t be able claim the warranty, whatsoever.

The corners have the most satisfying look, as the cutting edge design making it more stylish. The black PCB is now being the new standard for gaming RAMs. Which Kingston is also being using in many of their Gaming RAM modules. The module has a printed Fury on Extreme left being designed in white makes it contrast to the base color of heat spreader, though it looks quite simple but these modules look too damn sexy in presentation. Up the hill, there are series of transverse holes creating a slight impact on its design.

The top view of heat spreader simply looks elegant. The HyperX logo printed on top adding more aesthetics to the final look. The heat spreader itself is very slim than the one in competition. Running at coolest 1.2v with such a slim heat spreader, this definitely a great work by Team over Kingston. Down the bottom, the Gold strings is noticeable as slightly different from the regular DDR3 modules, this is because the DDR4 platform has slightly changed, that’s why all the modules in DDR4 interface protocol designed the same way.

Installation and Final Look

We installed the set of DDR4 Fury in A2 and B2 slot combination. We could also set A1 and B1, but this is how we have done. Users can go with what combination they want to. As for number of modules in DIMM slots, yes, it’d have been look much better and cool, if all four slots were populated. And we would suggest gamers to get 4x4GB kit for much better showcase. The latest trend in the consumer market is RGB. No doubt, it looks gorgeous and much cooler than any non-rgb modules. However, RGB on DRAM sometimes appears too flashy, not everyone is looking to inhale this trend. Many gamers and PC builders still prefer to have an elegant, bold looks on the DRAM area. Fury DDR4 does appealing with its black outlook, it’s all depends on one’s tastes.

As for compatibility, fury DDR4 is a low profile, smart memory module, which do not interfere the cooling fan in case user opted to Tower Heatsink cooler.

Test Bench

  • Asrock Z170 Professional Gaming motherboard
  • Intel Core i7 6700K 4.0 GHz
  • Kingston HyperX 16GB DDR4 2666 MHZ CL15 (Sample)
  • Intel HD 4600 Graphics
  • Seagate 3TB Hard drive
  • Samsung 850 EVO 256GB SATA III SSD
  • SilverStone Strider 650W Platinum
  • Noctua NH-U14S Air Cooler
  • Corsair Carbide 750D Case

List of Programs

  • AIDA64 Extreme 5.92v
  • Hyper Pi 1.099b
  • Firestrike 1.0v
  • WinRAR 5.20v

Procedure

We used several programs, specifically designed to test DRAM performance. All the synthetic tests done via multiple programs by having Sample ram at stock frequency. In addition, Patriot Viper 16GB (2*8GB) DDR4 2666 MHz CL18 RAM module is set to compare with the HyperX Fury DDR4. There are a couple of programs which output nearest to the real world performance, that also been conducted as per our methodology. Lastly, there is almost, mostly unnoticeable difference in real world gameplay, especially when the comparisons have the same bus speed. Therefore, we didn’t include them in the benchmark charts.

Results

AIDA64 MEM/CACHE, a memory benchmark tool used to measures the bandwidth and latency of the CPU caches and the system memory. It’s the most comprehensive tool, that tells everything you need to know regarding memory. The above chart exhibits HyperX Fury DDR4 has much better read and write speed. additionally the Latency rate or timing is also making the difference as our sample got lower timing which means, it takes less time to read the files and which resulting in a faster speed.

Hyper Pi, the program used by overclockers in order to test performance and stability on multi-core machines. Since Super PI is single threaded, you may take advantage of Hyper PI’s capabilities and work with multi-core processors. Here, HyperX fury DDR4 is slightly stable and faster than the competitor. Lower the achieving time, better product will be.


Firestrike is a performance evaluation tool, that helps you understand the performance and value of PC components, however, in synthetic manner. In Physics benchmark, it measures the scene processing by utilizing CPU and the system Memory collaboratively.

Higher score means, better hardware in competition. The sample RAM has score higher, but the difference margin is may not that we could give it a full thumbs up. In the end of the day, such results do count.

WinRAR has a benchmark module that generates result in kb/s. After processing 10 MB data it gives an average speed. This can be considered benchmark result. With being better latency, Fury DDR4 has processed more files with better speed.

Overclocking

We gave it a test to verify the overclocking ability. We started off with little increment on bus speed i.e. 2666 MHz to 2800 MHz without voltage being touched. The outcome was stable and we ended up a slight increase in Read/Write speed. In the second run, we switched back to BIOS and pushed the memory by 100 MHz more, which in real gave us 2900 MHz and it was only possible by cranking the voltage up to 1.35v which is also the max level we could afford. The results were quite interesting. Besides, better Read/write, we see betterment in Latency rate too, i.e. 52 ns, which previously was standing at 54 ns. Well, this was an encouraged result, Which led us to strive for 3000 MHz, and we able to brought the sticks all the way up to 3000 MHz, however, at performance being sacrificed, as the outcome was rather inferior to the one at 2900 MHz. So we stayed at 2900 MHz mark and utilized the benchmark. Well, I must admit here, Fury DDR4 did overclock well, and why is it so surprising is because we have been underestimating the capabilities of HyperX Fury RAMs, especially when it comes to overclocking. Overall, 300 MHz increment is indeed a very good achievement.

Adequate Performance No RGB
Low Profile, slim Heat spreader
XMP 2.0 PnP
better timing out of the box
Decent overclocking
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Kingston Technology HyperX FURY 4X4 GB Black 2666MHz

Adequate Performance
Low Profile, slim Heat spreader
XMP 2.0 PnP
better timing out of the box
Decent overclocking
No RGB
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Conclusion

Fury is a low profile, smart RAM module being designed for Casual as well as Enthusiasts class. Consumers usually loves to have an aggressive color scheme on the modules, so does have the Fury DDR4. Additionally, you can go with full white, a modder’s friendly choice, and/or full Red as well. On aspect of RGB, no, it don’t have RGB, which of course, reducing the points. As for compatibility, it’s completely safe since the memory a low profile and in most cases, you won’t see any obstruction for cooling fan arise from heatspreader.

With being on top at Latency rate, Fury DDR4 has left behind the competitor, Patriot Viper, in almost every benchmark. This is surprising because RAMs having similar bus peed usually ends up with more or less same results, but hyperX fury DDR4 rather showed noticeably better results. Although, these numbers might not reflect the gaming improvement, but for benching and rendering work, it’s just a great plus. In addition, it’’s overclocking in worth looking at, I was able to bring this 2*8GB kit all the way up to 3000 MHz, with entirely stable benchmarked.

Overall, HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 is good looking Module with impressive synthetic performance and unbeatable compatibility. If you’re looking for non-RGB RAM module with some aesthetics, then consider HyperX Fury DDR4 top of your buying list.

HyperX Fury DDR4 appears to be one simple yet exquisite looking RAM module, has low profile heatspreader that emerges no obstruction at all. It performed well to the competitor and has a good overclocking ability, too. It’s entirely a good package unless you are looking for very high speed modules out of the box and/or RGB stuff.

Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM Kit

Aesthetics - 9
Performance - 9.5
Overclocking - 9
Value - 9.5

9.3

User Rating: 4.52 ( 3 votes)

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