Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
Anyone who has shopped for RAM, today or in the past, has more than likely ran across the FURY line from HyperX. With what we can recall, when the FURY dropped into the market with DDR3, the idea was to deliver the performance expected, but also to do so with a bit of styling in the blacked-out RAM, with heat spreaders that resembled gun parts, which was a huge trend then.
When the FURY made it into the DDR4 segment, HyperX made the call to use the same heat spreaders, for that familiar and comforting appeal of what you may already be used to, except with DDR4 performance contained within. Many might think, then why are we here looking at more vanilla FURY sticks? Because HyperX thought it was time for an aesthetic change to the lineup while delivering users what they have come to expect from HyperX!
The aesthetic changes are subtle, and at first glance, you might think it's the same old stuff, However, with an eye tuned to details, you will find that the overall design has significantly changed. The top edge has been changed from having two extended sections to now just one on the left side. The extended part gets slots, where they used to be found in the now missing right section to deliver that familiar look. On the older kits, the central portion of the heat spreaders that adheres to the PCB is mostly flat with some subtle embossed styling at both ends.
As for naming, the FURY name was painted on the left end, while the right end has DDR4 painted near the top, and the HyperX logo is exposed aluminum with diagonal lines through the exposed metal. The new kits get a much more aggressive embossed design scheme across the heat spreaders, and the HyperX is now on the left, while the DDR4 and FURY that is painted on is now on the right.
The chart provided by HyperX covers all of what they sell under the FURY name. You can buy 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB single sticks, as well; they can be had in these same densities in kits of two or four. The FURY line contains a wide range of speeds, starting at 2400MHz with CAS15 timings, and increases to the current top speed of 3733MHz with CAS 19 timings. The HyperX kits will use 1.2V through 1.35V, depending on the speed chosen when the XMP profiles are enabled.
Operating temperature may not be that big of a deal with a 70-degree top end, but the 41.24mm height of the sticks is good to know if the cooler you have does not make concessions for memory by design. Another thing, not listed here, but found on the product page, is the mention of a lifetime warranty for all of the FURY DDR4 kits.
Now, to what we have in our hands, it is a 32GB kit of 3733MHz DDR4 that can be found under the part number HX437C19FBK2/32. In essence, we have a pair of 16GB sticks to run on both AMD as well as Intel systems to see how these Hynix based kits perform. A few other noteworthy points to make is that HyperX not only updated the design, but they now declare that they are "Ready for AMD RYZEN" as well as XMP compatibility, but they are also a cost-effective solution compared to Fury DDR4 RGB or Predator kits. HyperX delivers plug-and-play functionality at 2400MHz or 2666MHz, which is just using the BIOS options to offer a bit of auto overclocking when applicable, without using the XMP profile to do so.
While listed on Amazon, our HyperX FURY kit does not appear to be in stock with HyperX listed as the retailer, but we do see a listing from Amazon Global Store UK that shows a $237.71 price. However, the pricing we see across all of the speeds and timings of the 32GB kit offerings are all over the place, to be honest, and do not make too much sense, and these are all prices listed with HyperX as the retailer.
On the flip side, compared with the currently listed option in the 32GB kits of 16GB sticks, G.Skill wants $260, but you also get CAS17 timings in the TridentZ, and $30 more you get RGB, but both are much taller solutions! It is hard to compare, as you can get many 3600MHz 32GB kits in the range of $150 to $200, but finding 3733MHz kits in this density shows there are not many options to choose from, and HyperX would be the most affordable of those we could find. That being said, let's get eyes on the kit so we can get to the overclocking and performance sections!
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT