Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB (2x4GB) 1866MHz Review

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Introduction

With such a wide range of choice available in terms of DDR3 memory, how does one select a kit to satisfy their needs?  Are you one of those who demands maximum performance and picks up a kit of 3000MHz while paying a premium?  Maybe you are the kind who games and wants to get the best performance from a set budget?  Maybe you are into multi-tasking and require a massive 32GB to play around with?  Whatever your vice is Kingston probably has a solution for you!-

With aesthetics being just as important as performance, Kingston has been at the forefront of design with the HyperX memory series; they come in many different shapes, and colours of course.  From the tall blue clad HyperX Predators all the way to their aggressively styled Beast kits, they have something to cater for the majority of users.  Of course this wouldn’t be a complete deal without a lifetime warranty; what is better than lifetime?

Today however, I will be taking a look at one of their newer models, the Kingston HyperX FURY which come in a multitude of different colours; black, blue, red and white.  This particular kit has speeds of 1866MHz and latency timings of 10-11-10-30.  With a rated voltage of 1.5v, how do these perform in comparison to other kits of RAM and do the unique style and flexible colour options add an additional paradigm to the equation?  Let’s find out, starting with the specifications…

What Kingston has to say about their HyperX FURY memory:

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 up to 1866MHz*, providing plenty of power for your next death match.

FURY’s asymmetric heatspreader design lets you stand out from the 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. It’s 100-percent tested and LAN-ready plus it’s backed by free technical support.

 

Specifications

CL(IDD) 10 cycles
Row Cycle Time (tRCmin) 44.75ns (min.)
Refresh to Active/Refresh 260ns (min.)
Command Time (tRFCmin)
Row Active Time (tRASmin) 32.125ns (min.)
Maximum Operating Power TBD W*
UL Rating 94 V – 0
Operating Temperature 0o
C to 85o C
Storage Temperature -55o
C to +100o C
• JEDEC standard 1.5V (1.425V ~1.575V) Power Supply
• VDDQ = 1.5V (1.425V ~ 1.575V)
• 933MHz fCK for 1866Mb/sec/pin
• 8 independent internal bank
• Programmable CAS Latency: 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6
• Programmable Additive Latency: 0, CL – 2, or CL – 1 clock
• 8-bit pre-fetch
• Burst Length: 8 (Interleave without any limit, sequential with
starting address “000” only), 4 with tCCD = 4 which does not
allow seamless read or write [either on the fly using A12 or
MRS”]
• Bi-directional Differential Data Strobe
• Internal(self) calibration : Internal self calibration through ZQ
pin (RZQ : 240 ohm ± 1%)
• On Die Termination using ODT pin
• Average Refresh Period 7.8us at lower than TCASE 85°C,
3.9us at 85°C < TCASE < 95°C
• Asynchronous Reset
• PCB : Height 1.180” (30.00mm), double sided component

 

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