We have reviewed the HyperX Predator RGB DDR4 memory in November 2018. Recently, HyperX expanded its RGB-enabled memory lineup with the new FURY RGB DDR4 RAM. In this review, we will put it into the tests and see how well it performs.
The memory kit (HX432C16FB3AK2/16) we tested is a dual channel 16 GB kit, clocked at 3200 MHz. The rated frequency can be achieved by using one of the two included XMP profiles in the motherboard BIOS. The FURY RGB DDR4 have speeds from 2400 MHz to 3466 MHz, with capacities of 8 GB (single module) to 64 GB (in kit).
The packaging of the FURY RGB DDR4 is extremely simple. The transparent plastic shell is wrapped around by a red sticker, which you can directly see the memory sticks inside. There are the usual part number and serial number printed on the sticker.
You get a “HyperX” sticker and the warranty and installation guide, along with the two 8 GB memory sticks.
HyperX FURY RGB DDR4-3200 16GB Kit
The FURY RGB DDR4 memory is equipped with an aluminium heat spreader, painted in matte black. Compared to the Predator RGB (its review here), its exterior styling is less aggressive with fewer angled lines. The memory stick has a thickness of 7 mm and a height of 41.24 mm. There are the HyperX’s and FURY’s logo at the front. Information, such as serial number, model/part number and operating voltage (1.35 V), can be found on the sticker at the back.
The printed circuit board (PCB) is colored in black to fit the overall theme and aesthetic. A total of 288 golden contact pins are located at the bottom for both power and data transmissions.
The RGB LED light bar is fitted on the top, spanning across the whole length of the memory module. Small bits of the heat spreader from the sides stretch over the light bar.
To evaluate the performance of the particular memory kit, we use a total of three benchmarking software. AIDA64‘s internal “Cache and Memory Benchmark” is used to determine the read, write and copy speeds, as well as the latency. Cinebench R15‘s CPU test is perfect for testing how the memory kit’s speeds affect CPU performance. SiSoftware Sandra can show its total bandwidth, latency and throughput. The memory kit will be tested in three different settings/profiles.
- Default: 2400 MHz at 17-17-17-39 @ 1.2 V
- XMP Profile 1: 3200 MHz at 16-18-18-36 @ 1.35 V
- XMP Profile 2: 3000 MHz at 15-17-17-36 @ 1.35 V
Test Bench Setup:
In AIDA64 Memory Benchmark, the FURY RGB performed the best with the highest frequency at 3200 MHz as expected. It reached speeds at around 44990 MB/s in read, 44700 MB/s in write and 39500 MB/s in copy. It did on par with other RAM kit we tested at same frequencies. The performance differences between 2400 MHz and 3200 MHz are around 28%.
Probably because of the higher timings in the default JEDEC frequency at 2400 MHz, the FURY RGB DDR4 had a slightly longer delay in latency at 62.1 ns. Fortunately, the latency returned to normal and in line with other memories in higher frequencies, at around 52 ns.
Surprisingly, the FURY RGB did about 30 points lower than others in Cinebench R15, topped at 960 at DDR4-3000.
At the same frequencies, the FURY RGB outperformed the others in total bandwidth from 24.24 GB/s to 30.1 GB/s. It increased by 24.2% from 2400 MHz to 3200 MHz. Both latency and throughput were similar for different memory sticks in identical frequencies.
Same as the Predator RGB, the FURY RGB also features the patent-pending HyperX Infrared Sync technology to keep every memory stick’s lighting to be perfectly in sync. The RGB lighting effects and brightness can be controlled via the NGeunity software (currently in beta), and are compatible to multiple motherboard manufacturers’ software, including ASUS Aura, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light and ASRock Polychrome.
The RGB lighting of the FURY RGB remains bright and vibrant. The LED diffuser does a great job in preventing lighting hotspots. Lighting effect transitions are smooth and fluent.
The HyperX FURY RGB DDR4 RAM is a great alternative choice from the Predator RGB, if you want to have RGB-enabled memory from HyperX. The styling of the RAM is less aggressive and suitable for more PC building themes. For similar/same frequencies, the FURY RGB performed on par with other RAM kits we tested in most of our benchmarks. As always, you can easily lower the timings or increase the frequencies to further improve performance.
The updated HyperX NGenuity software is simple enough to use and has multiple built-in lighting effects. The RGB lighting looks stunning and bright with smooth transitions. The addition of the Infrared Sync technology is nice to match the lighting effects between memory sticks.
The HyperX FURY RGB DDR4 RAM comes with a lifetime warranty. Our particular DDR4-3200 16 GB kit costs $98.99 USD (MSRP), and you can choose the faster DDR4-3466 kit for $15 USD more. Other RGB memory kits in the market are priced at around $85 USD with similar specifications, such as the Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO. The FURY RGB DDR4 is slightly more expensive than other competitors at the moment, but you still get excellent performance, build quality and reliability as always.
You can purchase the memory from your local/online resellers or the links below from Amazon and Newegg.
- Amazon US: HyperX FURY RGB DDR4-3200 16GB Kit (HX432C16FB3AK2/16)
- Newegg US: HyperX FURY RGB DDR4-3200 16GB Kit (HX432C16FB3AK2/16)
Thanks HyperX for providing us the memory for review. (Review Sample)
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