With the release of its Skylake core processors, Intel introduced a new 1151 socket and Z170 chipset design. Rather than previous generation mainstream desktop configurations using DDR3, Intel opted to adopt the latest DDR4 also used in their high-end/enthusiast X99 platform. Although existing DDR3 memory has come a long way from its introduction in DDR3-800 and DDR3-1066 frequencies with some high-end modules available rated at over 3000 speeds, the DDR4 specification starts at 2133 and currently runs up to 3400 (and will certainly continue higher as frequencies improve).
For our Skylake build, Kingston sent over a 2x8GB kit of their latest HyperX Fury modules in DDR4-2666 speed. The low profile spreader design as well as the black and white color combo should ensure a broad range of compatibility and complement the aesthetics of most systems. DDR4 Fury modules are available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacity kits with speeds ranging from 2133 to 2666, at either CAS 14 or 15 - all using the lower 1.2V voltage specification. For those enthusiasts looking for a little more overhead, Kingston also offers their HyperX Predator series at speeds up to 3000 with CL 15 using the higher 1.35V spec.
Join us as we take a closer look at the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2666 memory.