Sometime back we reviewed the Savage 8GB DDR3 RAM from
HyperX and you know we loved it due to the simple yet effective overclocking
capabilities and premium looks that it boasted. So I was more than happy to
receive the Fury 8GB DDR4 kit for the purpose of testing. Let me clarify one
thing first. Despite the difference in terms of their architecture and
performance, both the DDR3 and DDR4 Fury
series of memories have the same looks. This, depending on which
platform you are on, can be good or bad. If you own a DDR3 stick then you will
be glad that it gets to stand in the same league as the newer DDR4 but if you
are on the DDR4 end then you might be
slightly disappointed to see that your faster
performing RAM does not 'look' faster than a DDR3. Regardless, the Fury
DDR4 sticks look great and the one we got came with a black casing on the black
PCB and matched perfectly with our matte black Aorus Z270X Gaming 7 motherboard.
Up front you get the Fury and HyperX branding which looks sharp. As an added
touch, the HyperX logo gets a textured finish and just above that you can see
the DDR4 tag. The back is barren except for the usual sticker that has some
information regarding the memory stick. You get nice and chiseled lines running
all through the front and back and the crevices and indentations on the heat
spreaders make it look more intricate in its design philosophy. But yes overall
the Fury range of RAMs look slightly boxy when compared to their more premium
siblings, the Savage range, which is understandable.
Now diving onto the specs. The kit we got had two DDR4
sticks with 4GB of memory running at 2133MHz. These DIMMs have a CL14 latency
and thanks to HyperX PnP you can have your RAM running at their full capacity
right from the start. This means that you do not have to be a know-it-all in
order to get the full speed for which you paid. As a matter of fact you will
not notice the benefits of this RAM while performing menial everyday tasks. It
is only when you start pushing the boundaries will you come to really
appreciate these. DDR4 sticks are fast but the tradeoff is a higher latency.
But if you are running an older DDR3 clocked at 1866MHz or less then these
memory sticks will surely give you a good boost. If you do plan to test the
waters even further then you can manually overclock these RAM sticks and since
DDR4 RAMs use lesser power compared to DDR3, you can get faster speeds with
less power draw which in turn results in cooler temperatures. Even while
multitasking, these RAM sticks kept their cool and let us switch between heavy
applications seamlessly. The higher clock speeds and 8GB of memory when paired
with a decent Intel Core i5 CPU and a GTX 1050ti/ AMD RX 460 GPU would mean a
hassle free gaming performance at HD resolution, throw in a better GPU and you
can get performance that can rival present day consoles.
If you have been paying the slightest amount of attention
till now then you would have realised that the HyperX Fury 8GB DDR4 RAM is
quite a great pick. So what is left to gauge is the price. As of now you can
get a single 8GB stick or a kit of 2 4GB Fury DDR4 RAM for about Rs 5000
through online stores or from a vendor near you. Considering the reliability
that the HyperX brand has, this price
feels justified. Even if you can get your hands on any other RAM with similar
specs and lesser price, you should consider the fact that all HyperX RAMs are
thoroughly tested for quality and the fact that these sticks automatically
clock themselves at the highest frequency possible is no small feature.
Visually as well, you get the luxury of choosing from 3 different colours
including Black, Red, Blue and White which can be a great deal if you are into
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