Fast Memory Kits from Kingston! Fury Renegade DDR5 RAM Review

Wednesday, 30 August 2023

It has been two years since we saw the first DDR5 consumer kits and kingston has been one of the major brands that has been pushing high capacity, high speed memories. Here we have today with one of their fastest kits, under their Fury sub branding, the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5 (32GB Kit - 7200MT/s) memory.

Design & Specification

Right of the bat, these Fury Renegade DDR5 kits are gear towards enthusiasts with a starting speed of 6000MT/s up until 7200MT/s and a capacity configuration ranging from 16 GB single stick module up to 64 GB of dual kit setup. Within its package, you'll immediately know the configuration that you are getting and over at the back, we can see its RGB compatibility including from major motherboard brands as well their own Fury CTRL software. Inside the box, are your DDR5 sticks and a Fury sticker. This RAM comes in two color variant, one in black with silver accents and a white and silver design. I like the latter more as the silver accents compliments better with the white color giving off a metallic vibe to it. RGB is also one of its selling factor but for those looking for a simpler design, a non-RGB version is also available.

Height is at 44mm which is a little bit tall, so for those running tight setups, you should consider this before buying. As mentioned awhile ago, this is a dual stick kit that operates with 3 XMP profiles available of up to 7200MT/s on a 38-44-44-105 timing with an aggressive voltage of 1.45v which is pretty much one of the fastest memories that is available in our local market. These memories were able to achieve high speed thanks to its SK Hynix-A die.

Test Setup
CPU Intel Core i5 13490F
Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 622 Halo Black
Motherboard ASUS ROG Strix B760-F
GPU PowerColor Radeon RX 6800 XT Red Devil
Storage WD Blue 2TB 3D NAND
PSU Seasonic Focus 850W Gold
Case Open Air Test Bench
OS Windows 11 Pro 22H2

I had been tweaking this kit for over a week now and unfortunately I was not able to run this kit on its full speed due to my limited test bench. Right now, high speed DDR5 kits including this one, are only guaranteed to 13th gen Intel K-series CPUs due to its superior IMC. Though locked 13th Gen chips can still achieve better speed as compared to 12th Gen and current AM5 offerings. Right now, the only that I have here is the Intel i5 13490F, which is locked that is why the closest speed I can get this to work is up until 6800MT/s. Comparison data right now is also limited as I only have an older 32 GB of Fury Beast kit that runs on 5200MT/S and finally, I created a 6000MT/s profile of the base model to simulate the cheapest variant.


AIDA64's cache and memory benchmark shows us a theoretical difference while we scale to higher speed but it does not actually mean that all results will show a similar trend. Most CPU benchmarks including Cinebench R23 and the sample set for Blender are pretty much CPU dependent only. Though we did see improved results from 7Zip's compression and decompression, SuperPi's calculation and Handbrakes' transcoding tasks. Gaming on the other hand showed us that higher speed tends to produce more frames especially on the 0.1% lows. Esports title like R6 siege can also benefit from this one by closing the 1% and 0.1% lows to the actual average fps.

Unfortunately, no overclocked results as I can't get a stable setting regardless on how much voltage I push or even loosing primary timings. Moving on to temperatures, a lot of DDR5 kits right now have a temperature sensor baked into it so we can pretty much gauge how hot these RAMs get during operation. With that said, running a 10 min OCCT memory AVX test, yielded a peak temperature result of 63° Celsius but still within its operating specification of 85° Celsius.

Pricing & Verdict

For its pricing, this specific kit that I have has a steep asking price, with a premium SRP of 14,765 PHP, which is around 60% more expensive as compared to its slower 6000MT/S variant. Though this is usually the trend for that specific niche segment wherein price is not an issue but instead, they are after the absolute top performance they can get on their system. And if you are going to ask me, which model should you consider, I'd suggest getting the 6400MT/S model as it covers pretty much the max speed you can get for 12th Gen, locked 13th Gen and Ryzen 7000 CPUs with a better price to performance ratio.

As for my final thoughts, Visually, the Fury Renegade sticks are great, especially if you plan to match this with your other gaming-centric components and paired with its high speed, these DDR5 sticks should definitely be in your list when building your own desktop. But personally I prefer the non-RGB version to accent its metallic design with better cooler compatibility. Kudos also to Kingston as well, for covering all users from their more mainstream Fury Beast lineup to these top of the line Fury Renegade kits targeted towards enthusiasts and serious overclockers. If there is one thing that they could improved on then it would be definitely its pricing. But as of right now, Kingston is one of the few brands locally that offers high speed DDR5 memories hence its premium positioning.

Pros Cons
Fast Speeds & High Capacity Expensive
Wide QVL Support Cooler Height Restriction
RGB Software Compatibility

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