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


[section_title title=”Closer Look”]Closer Look

The Kingston HyperX FURY memory comes packaged in a plastic blister pack typed packaging which doesn’t really have much going for it in terms of design; simple but effective packaging here.  With this type of packaging, it’s easy to see the memory you are buying and with the cut out at the top, this would be suitable for a retail environment.  The sticker across the centre is to hold the blister pack together and has information including the model number and rated speeds; 1866MHz and CL10 specs are visible.

Inside the blister pack hiding behind the memory itself, is an installation/warranty information leaflet and a “powered by Kingston HyperX” sticker; a nice touch for those who like to stick stickers on their belongings!

The memory itself is available in blue, red, and black and just like this particular kit, white.  Now the first thing that caught my eye was just how clean these heat sinks look; almost low profile in terms of height (3cm).  With the low height, this particular kit should have no issues fitting under a tower cooler like a Noctua NH-D15 or Thermalright Silver Arrow etc.

The HyperX FURY memory has a certain look of aggression but it does a good job at being very subtle at the same time.  The FURY also encompasses a black PCB which with the white heat sink, contrasts very nicely indeed; it also has a very premium look to it.

The HyperX logo on the memory is a very nice silver and reacts nicely with light; another small design aspect which I appreciate.

Now the Kingston HyperX FURY memory has a rated speed of 1866MHz with a latency timings of 10-11-10-30 which is very reasonable to say the least.  This can be automatically achieved using the XMP option via your BIOS (Xtreme Memory Profile); something which has revolutionised how we overclock our memory.

The sticker on the bare side of the heat sink contains the product number, European safety information and of course the Kingston branding but no sign of anything pertaining to the actual speed/CL timings.

Last but not least, we have the top part of the heat sink which has a very nice aesthetic; this is the part most likely to be seen inside a system and I love the inclusion of the HyperX logo.  The modules themselves feel very well made and the seams don’t have any untoward gaps in them; usually a good sign of quality control doing its job!


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