HyperX HX318LC11FBK2/16 is a kit of two 1G x 64-bit (8GB) DDR3L-1866 CL11 SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) 2Rx8, low voltage, memory modules, based on sixteen 512M x 8-bit DDR3 FBGA components. Total kit capacity is 16GB. Each module kit supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profiles (Intel® XMP) 2.0. This module has been tested to run at DDR3L-1866 at a low latency timing of 11-11-11 at 1.35V.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston and has been around since 2002 and is impressing gamers and enthusiasts since then. Their HyperX memory line includes Fury, Savage, Predator, Impact. The HyperX memory are very popular in the niche market and offers a good value for money. The Fury Memory comes in different colors which you buy according to your preference. It also supports plug n play automatic overclocking and operates at very low power consumption of 1.35V DDR3L.

HyperX Fury memory can automatically overclock in a system if the BIOS allows it. You just don’t have to actually enter the BIOS and manually tune it at all, because they will go as high as they can on their own. The speed settings available to the newcomers are 1333 MHz, 1600 MHz, and 1866 MHz, and there are several heatspreader colors too: red, blue, black and red. Between those colors and the black PCBs (printed circuit boards), HyperX is sure that all gamers will be able to create color-matched systems.

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           0oC to 85o C
  • Storage Temperature             -55oC to +100o C

*Power will vary depending on the SDRAM used.

FEATURES

• JEDEC standard 1.35V and 1.5V Power Supply

• VDDQ = 1.35V and 1.5V

• 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

• Height 1.291” (32.80mm) w/heatsink, single sided component

Design

The HyperX Fury Black RAM 16gb kit features a smooth semi-gloss black finish, with machined accents and white printing. The entire HyperX Fury series also feature black PCB’s.

The more modern cosmetics of the HyperX Fury are quite evident. HyperX chose not to go overboard with them though, allowing for a broader appeal. At 32.24mm high, they should be able to clear most aftermarket coolers. HyperX attaches a label to each memory module that contains the specific information regarding that exact module, with the exception of the timing values. On the front you will find three labels with white color which surely gives a premium feel to it and makes it more appealing (Fury on the left, Hyperx on the right and DDR3L on top right.) on the back there is a sticker with general specifications like voltage, serial numbers etc. The case is made of aluminum and is interlocked at the top, you can easily pop it open but that’ll void the warranty.

Performance

Testing Hardware

  • ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7 4790K Processor
  • HyperX Fury 16GB 1866MHz DDR3L Memory
  • Patriot Ignite 960GB Solid State Drive
  • PowerColor Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo Graphics Card

Testing Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • AIDA64 Engineer Edition
  • Passmark Performance Test
  • SiSoft Sandra

We ran multiple benchmarks and tests on the HYPERX Fury DDR3L RAM module and got satisfactory results. The module performs good and is optimum for medium to heavy gaming. It is however advisable that it makes no sense of buying DDR3 rams when DDR4 RAMs are the current technology level and the older DDR3 RAMs are trying hard to compete with them. The DDR4 scores higher in all tests and comes at reasonable price. So, Buy DDR4 rather than opting for DDR3.

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Conclusion

Priced at just $122 on the Amazon.com (Couldn’t find it on Indian sites) the HyperX Fury 16GB 1866Mhz kit is one of the best memories we’ve tested. It looks elegant and gives more premium feel, the asymmetric heat spreader that gives it an edge over other both in terms of aesthetics and compatibility. Overclocking can be performed way easily with this ram as it supports automatic overclocking for some boards. HyperX also provides lifetime warranty on this device. At this price point and with a performance like this there is hardly any other rival providing same value. However i won’t recommend the HyperX DDR3L to anyone as it has become a bit old but surely will recommend the DDR4 variant to anyone who wants top notch performance in the DDR3 segment at a price that’s more than justified.

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