January 20th, 2017
Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3L (HX318LC11FBK2/16) 1866MHz 16GB Kit Review
Kingston has been very kind in sending me things that I can review and they give us reviewers full freedom to review their products as we wish (unlike some other companies). Anyways, another topic for another post maybe.
I received the Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3L – 1866MHz 16GB RAM kit from Kingston for review and trust me I have taken a lot of time to review it. Let’s get started.
Introduction – Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3L (HX318LC11FBK2/16)
Kingston has always been a great choice for memory sticks. The HyperX series is targeted towards people who want good performance out of their products. The HyperX FURY DDR3L (HX318LC11FBK2/16) is a great choice if you are someone who is still on DDR3.
I myself built a PC last year and I have a motherboard that supports DDR3. I was currently running a HyperX DDR3 RAM with a frequency of 1866MHz.
The one I received from Kingston for review is the HyperX FURY DDR3L (HX318LC11FBK2/16) is a low voltage RAM with a frequency of 1866MHz. It can overclock up to that frequency with a low voltage value of 1.35V which means it will not only consume less power, but it will also generate less heat.
Specifications & features – Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3L (HX318LC11FBK2/16)
- 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 0o C to 85o C
- Storage Temperature -55o C to +100o C
*Power will vary depending on the SDRAM used.
- 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 HX318LC11FBK2/16 16GB (8GB 1G x 64-Bit x 2 pcs.) DDR3L-1866 CL11 240-Pin DIMM Kit
Dimensions – Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3L (HX318LC11FBK2/16)
Test Bench – Kingston HyperX FURY DDR3L (HX318LC11FBK2/16)
- AMD FX-9370 4.4Ghz – Octa Core CPU
- Zotac Nvidia GTX970 GPU
- Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 Motherboard
- ADATA SP900 256GB SSD
- Western Digital Blue 1TB HDD
- Antec TP-650C 650W Power Supply
I also enabled D.O.C.P on my motherboard which would automatically overclock the RAM. D.O.C.P is Asus’s version of XMP for AMD boards.
CPU-Z Screenshots before Benchmarking
Tools Users for Benchmarking
- AIDA64 Engineer Edition
- Passmark PerformanceTest – Memory Mark
- SiSoftware Sandra
- Super Pi Modded 1.5
AIDA64 Engineer Edition
Passmark PerformanceTest – Memory Mark
SiSoftware Sandra – Dual Channel
- Aggregate: 22.43
- Integer: 22.41
- Float: 22.44
Super Pi Modded 1.5 – 32M
The fact that the memory auto overclocks to 1866MHz at such a low frequency of 1.35V is amazing. You can take advantage of the Intel XMP or D.O.C.P if your motherboard supports it to overclock a bit more and take advantage of the DDR3L memory.
This is a great choice for someone having a DDR3 motherboard and is a clear winner in the segment.