To sum things up, Let’s talk a little about the aesthetics of the Kingston HyperX Fury Memory. The low profile white heatspeaders really are outstanding; however, if you are not a fan of white, Kingston also has 4 colors available: Blue, Black, Red and White. Choosing a set to match your build won’t be too hard. The two piece heatspreader gives some of the enthusiasts options if they plan on water cooling since you can remove them. Of course, do this is at your own risk because it voids the warrant, but this can be an affordable option to buying top tier memory for water-cooling.
In terms of performance, let’s first touch on the overclocking a bit. In the past, memory overclocking can be a challenge. But with today’s newer chipsets and CPU processing, we are seeing memory overclocking becoming much easier. With our Haswell 4670K and MSI Z87 MPower motherboard, we found that gaining the native speeds of 1866MHz with the Intel XMP profile was very easy. Gaining the higher frequencies does require some work, but it wasn’t much harder. Playing around with the CPU overclocking and memory timings and voltages did the trick for our needs. Being able to hit 2608MHz, fully stable, wasn’t as hard as we thought it would be.
Despite this high overclock, we found that the Kingston HyperX Fury memory hit a sweet spot. The 2400MHz frequency seems to be where it performed at its best in terms of speed and latency testing. Once we move higher with the frequency, the timings loosened up, which caused a drop in performance levels. However, latency was slightly better with the higher frequencies, so this obviously depends on your needs. In the long run, we found that running at 2400MHz gave us the best speed to latency performance ratio overall.
At the time of this review, the Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB 1866MHz kit can be found on Newegg for $79.99. When you consider the price to performance and overclocking capabilities, we find this to be a tremendous value. The fact that the memory can run at 2400MHz stable with little work means you won’t find a better performing unit at this price range. Also, let’s not forget that the Kingston HyperX Fury memory also comes with a Lifetime Warranty. We easily honor the Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB 1866MHz with our PureOverclock Editors Choice Award.