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Kingston HyperX Fury White 2 x 4GB PC3 15000 Review

Category: Memory
Price: $79
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Kingston HyperX Fury White 2 x 4GB PC3 15000 Introduction:

As a memory supplier, Kingston has been around for a long time, now supplying memory to the masses. Be it mundane value RAM for a desktop or laptop computer, to ECC memory for servers to high performance modules for the enthusiast, the company hits every price and performance point. By hitting every price and performance point, Kingston has a pretty broad selection and has a good grip on its target markets. Targeted at the enthusiast and gamer, the company's HyperX line varies with each iteration from mild to wild. Its latest addition to the HyperX line is the Fury series of modules, which feature an asymmetrical heat sink design coupled with a black PCB to deliver in the looks department.

For the first time, Kingston is offering a version of the HyperX line in white. Other available colors include its traditional blue, black, and red. Available in capacities from 8GB to 16GB, these modules are also delivered in speed bins ranging from 1333MHz on up to 1866MHz, using just 1.5v. Offered with a lifetime warranty, Kingston is selling this 8GB set of modules in any of the color options for only $79. At that price, it's hard to go wrong with modules that look like this. The key will be, does the performance match the looks? Follow along as I dig deeper into what Kingston has brought us this time around.

Kingston HyperX Fury White 2 x 4GB PC3 15000 Introduction:

Kingston's packaging is pretty standard across its lines, with a clear plastic cover on a black base. What differs of course are the contents, be it value RAM on up to its top-of-the-line HyperX line, and the information across the sealing label. Across the tamper proof seal is the model number HX318C10FWK2/8, SKU, and basic information about the CAS latency, speed, and capacity. Once you pull the modules out of the package, there is a warranty and installation guide, along with a small case badge with the HyperX logo on display.








This set of HyperX modules is part of the Fury line-up, which comes in capacities from 8GB to 16GB in speed bins ranging from 1333MHz to 1866MHz. The kit I am working with today comes with the white Fury heat shields, but versions are offered up in red, blue, and black as well. Rated at 1866MHz using timings of 10-11-10-30, this Fury kit uses just 1.5v to hit the speed bin number. One side features the HyperX logo prominently, while the opposite side contains the warranty label that shows the part number, serial number, and that these modules belong in a kit of two. The PCB is a deep, rich black that offsets the white of the Fury heat shield quite well, giving the end user a great looking set of memory. One thing lacking on these modules is an XMP profile, so the memory timings will need to be set manually to tweak for the best mix of performance and stability. To make up for that this, Fury modules are said to run at the highest speed the platform is capable of by automatically detecting the platform and setting the relevant timings.



The Fury line features a new heat shield design that steps away from the traditional-style heat shield package you see on many of Kingston's modules. At 1.180 inches tall. the asymetrical heat shield is no where close to what we see on the Predator style modules I just looked at. Using a two-piece aluminum clamshell-style design, the modules are not as beefy as the T1 or Predator modules, but still feel solid in the hand.



I find this new heat shield design to have some eye appeal, but have some concerns over the lack of an XMP profile and how well the modules will perform with a CAS latency of 10. The only way to figure it out is to slap them into the test system and see how they perform.

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