Kingston is a household name in the gaming industry. Kingston had already been established itself as one of the flag bearers of innovation and manufacturer high-quality memory.
While Kingston made memories for almost all PCs, Kingston as a brand was an entry into the gaming industry which has some of the most passionate people on earth when it comes to hardware, and since memory is a huge part of any gaming rig, people certainly did not shy away when it came to shelling money. Which was able to convince HP to splash $425 million in acquiring the gaming accessories brand.
And today Kingston has launched their own brand the Kingston FURY and w Kingston FURY Renegade 4600 MHz 16 GB memory kits for a quick hands-on review. We will talk about the looks, performance, and whether this should be on your PC or not.
The FURY lineup has three different products, namely Kingston FURY Impact, FURY Beast, and Kingston FURY Renegade that are aimed at laptops, desktops, and enthusiast Gamers.
Kingston FURY Renegade is a top-of-the-line product.
Packaging and Design
The packaging looks like the classic Kingston packages that used to come. Kingston this time opted for a lighter design for the packaging. Design-wise the FURY renegade retains the elements of the Kingston FURY Renegade memory modules, if we keep the other brand rams and the FURY side-by-side one could easily get confused between the two if the logos are not present. Rest the design language is the same with the heat sinks with the FURY logo on top. The sticks come in RGB and non-RGB versions with the non-RGB version going as high as the 5300 MHz mark. The RGB is also easily controlled by any motherboard software.
The height is about 42.4mm, the thickness is around 8 mm. Not to mention that the kit is taller and a little thick compared to other memory kits with heatsinks that are available in the market. Stick has a single rank module and Kingston made their own chips with the configuration of 1X8GB per stick. The memory comes with two XMP profiles DDR4-4000 at CL19-23-23 and DDR4-4600 at cp19-26-26. The presence of 2 profiles ensures that the memory kits are compatible with the wide range of motherboards and chipsets. The RAM looks good with the gunmetal paint job with a hint of piano black.
SDRAM Interface: DDR4
Capacity: 16GB (2X8GB)
Frequency: 2400MHz (JEDEC), 4000MHz (XMP), 4600 MHz (XMP)
Timings: CL17-17-17 (JEDEC), CL19-23-23(XMP), CL19-26-26(XMP)
Voltage: 1.2V (JEDEC), 1.35V (XMP), 1.5V (XMP)
Format: NON-ECC, Unbuffered
SDRAM Interface: DDR4
Capacity: Singles: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Kit of 2: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Kit of 4: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Kit of 8: 256GB
Frequency: 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3600MHz, 4000MHz, 4266MHz, 4600MHz
Timings: CL15, CL16, CL17, CL18, CL19
Voltage: 1.35V, 1.4V, 1.5V
Format: NON-ECC, Unbuffered
A scan by Thaiphoon burner shows that memory comes equipped with DJR chips from Hynix.
Kingston FURY Renegade Benchmarks
The Kingston FURY renegade does what it says and it does it really well. The kit did very well in the tests, scoring 62152 MB(/s4600MHz), 55461 MB/s(4000MHz), and 35743 MB/s(2400MHz) in the AIDA64 Extreme Cache and Memory Benchmark test. The streak of stellar results continued in the Cache and Memory Benchmark with 50.8ns (4600MHz), 55.7ns (4000MHz), and 60.0ns (2400MHz) respectively. [Lower is better]
The difference in results was very close in the wPrime2.1 multi-threaded benchmark with the 4600MHz module finishing at 76.674s and the 2400MHz module at 76.619s. It followed the same trend in SuperPi Mod 1.9 with the 4600MHz coming at 68.797s, 4000MHz at 69.375, and the 2400MHz at 70.500s. [Lower is better]
Cinebench R20 also showed the different speed sticks scoring very closely with the 4600MHz scoring 5978 points, 4000MHz scoring 6011 points, and the 2400MHz scoring 5974. [Higher is better]
V Ray 5 by Chaos saw the different profiles perform really well with the results coming in at 11559vsamples (4600MHz), 11563vsamples(4000Mhz), and 11281vsamples(2400MHz). [Higher is better]
Gimp image editing saw the 4600MHz and 4000MHz profiles clock in at 18.99s and the 2400MHz come at 19.02s. [Lower is better]
Handbrake H.264 video encoding again saw the trend of a converging gap between the performance of 4600MHz and 4000MHz profiles with 21.88s and 21.72s respectively. 2400MHz was not very far behind at 22.23s. [Lower is better]
7Zip instructions benchmark showed the amount of power the sticks have available with the 4600MHz and 4000MHz ripping the benchmark with 82228 and 82109 intructions.2400MHz was at 77807.
Kingston has definitely stepped up its game by introducing these RAMs under the Kingston Renegade brand. The Kingston FURY Renegade RGB is definitely one of the best and it is competitively priced as well. It basically has everything you need, right from the Kingston level quality to the super stable performance out of the box without any tweaks. Even if you are not looking for such a fast ram, the younger brother i.e Kingston FURY Beast would be another ideal option to look out for.