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)

Specifications

  • 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.

Features

  • 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

Benchmark Results

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

16:43 Minutes

Overall Verdict

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.

Ujjwal Kumar

Ujjwal is just a simple guy who likes to be happy and likes to write various different kind of stuff. You can find him writing posts related to Android most of the time but he also likes writing poems, short stories and other stuff. Mail him at ujjwal [at] droidextra [dot] org.

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