Memory modules Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 (HX424C15FBK4/32 and HX421C14FBK4/32)


Together with one of the main innovations of the last year – LGA2011-v3 platform and processors Haswell-E – began to enter into use a new memory, DDR4 SDRAM. But, unlike fresh processors and motherboards at the time of its introduction on the market, this memory was not able to hit the public neither with exorbitant frequency nor with low latency – and this is in the eyes of many enthusiasts made it one of the most dubious innovations. Often, you can even meet the judgment that the introduction of support for DDR4 SDRAM is a bit like the fifteen-year-old story with RDRAM, when Intel tried pressing with their authority on the market to push the technology company Rambus, which it really did not need. But, in fact, these parallels are not relevant, because the current situation is dramatically different. DDR4 standard is not enforced from top by Intel, it is an evolutionary solution collectively developed in the industry, really needed as scalable memory ceiling of the previous standard has been achieved. Yes, at first DDR4 benefits are not so obvious, but it is – only the inevitable “growing pains”, and after a year and a half, no one is likely to question the need and the prospects of the new standard.

Presenting a series of memory HyperX Fury DDR4, Kingston did not invent anything new. This line is a logical development of the eponymous series of DDR3-memory, and has a similar exterior and purpose. And that means that the memory series HyperX Fury DDR4 is positioned as an inexpensive overclocking offer for users who are not engaged in professional overclocking. Therefore, the nominal frequency of the products in this series is unlikely to impress the discerning enthusiasts: they are limited to the value of 2666 MHz. However, the modules included in the kits, which are sold under the brand HyperX Fury DDR4, are of quite a spectacular appearance.

But special attention in the memory of this type is paid to completely different aspect – simple configuration. The HyperX Fury DDR4 supports the proprietary technology Kingston Plug and Play (PnP), through which the use of memory bars in their passport regime does not require any adjustment of UEFI parameters: the desired frequency and timings to be activated automatically.


However, do not think that HyperX Fury DDR4 – is just an option for inexperienced users. This memory has all the inherent quality overclocking entourage of DDR4 SDRAM models. It is equipped with radiators, with cooling plates covering both surfaces of the modules have a nontrivial asymmetrical shape, which gives them a little aggressive appearance. However, their surface is lavishly decorated with small bulges and slots, plus the front side has the name FURY written in it and convex shiny sweeping HyperX logo. All of this together gives the memory HyperX Fury DDR4 looks of kind of a good and expensive product, which is not ashamed to set up and in the upper price range.

It is worth noting that in its DDR3 incarnation the memory HyperX Fury distinguished by the fact that radiators could be painted in one of four colors. However, in the HyperX Fury DDR4 line this riot of colors is missing – all modules supplied exclusively with black radiators, which is suitable for the vast majority of LGA2011-v3-systems as well as the corresponding motherboards, usually done on the black PCB.

Together with an attractive aesthetic component of radiators installed on the HyperX Fury DDR4, should be noted one more positive trait. They added to the standard height of a module only 3 mm, and the total vertical dimension of the considered memory does not exceed 33 mm. This means that buying a set of memory HyperX Fury DDR4, you can not worry about will you manage to combine it into a computer with a massive CPU cooling system. Including these memory strips will not interfere with the coolers of the “two-piece tower” type.


Memory modules Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 (HX424C15FBK4/32 and HX421C14FBK4/32) updated: December 7, 2015 author: Darina