HyperX HX421C14FBK2/16 Review

It is now time for us to draw some conclusions from our fourth Fury experience.

As usual, we cannot find any flaws with the build quality so if you buy this kit based on appearance alone, it will be difficult for you to do much better.

That said, the overclocking capabilities of our sample can no longer be defined as outstanding. Unlike X99 where DDR4-3200 is the end of the road, Z170 can reach stable frequencies in excess of DDR4-4000 and this territory is far out of reach for the Hynix MFR chips that Kingston still use on the Fury.

Even if we single our DDR4-3200 result out in particular, it took us tRCD and tRP of 17 to stabilise. For a long time, the main advantage of Hynix-based modules over Samsung was the ability to run tighter tRCD and tRP. But with the improved Samsung-based kits now being sold with DDR4-3200 x-16-16 specs, the point of using Hynix is no longer there.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to the price. Opening the geizhals webpage, we see that the offers for HX421C14FBK2/16 currently start at 101 Euros across the EU. This renders the Fury as the second cheapest 2x8GB DDR4 kit around, 8 Euros behind the Crucial Value series. This is not much, considering the improvement that you get in aesthetics and overclockability. Taking a look up the memory food chain we cannot see any competitor kit under 120 Euros that would boast a significantly better spec or overclockability. However, the main market problem of the 2133C14 Fury is its bigger brother, the 2666C15, which at just 2 cheap beers-worth more is the kit that we would recommend as the best cheap 16GB DDR4 option.

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  1. The best cheap memory for a nowadays skylake architecture PC.
    I buy these with B150 MOB, i3-6100 CPU, and GTX 1050 Ti GPU.
    It’s enough for common using and some gaming with low consumption.