In for review is the Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6400. This is a memory kit featuring a transfer speed of 6400 MT/s available in either 16 GB ($189) or 32 GB ($364) capacities in a kit of two. It is also available in a DDR5-6000 kit.
Specification wise, the kit comes with three XMP/AMP settings – a total of four if you consider the stock JEDEC specs. It also comes with an addressable RGB lighting via a compatible motherboard or Kingston’s own FURY CTRL software.
Disclosure: Kingston sent the FURY Renegade DDR5 for the purpose of this review. The company did not ask me to say anything particular about it with the exception of the FURY CTRL software.
- Product Page: Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 RGB Memory
- Price: $364 USD (Amazon)/₱19,800 PHP (Lazada)
- Release Date: Q4 2022
|Capacity||32 GB (2x 16 GB)|
Packaging and Accessories
The Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6400 RGB comes in a simple two part packaging.
The package comes with the following items inside:
- 2x Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6400 RGB Memory
- Installation guide
- Kingston FURY case badge
Nothing out of place here.
Design, Layout and Connectivity
The FURY Renegade DDR5-6400 RGB is an edgy looking memory kit – appropriate for the Fury line of products. It is a two tone memory kit – three if you consider the RGB lightbar. Speaking, lighting is synced via infrared sensors located just above the PCB notch. This has been implemented since 2018 and has been a staple of Kingston memory modules with addressable lighting in tow.
The FURY Renegade is within the realm of standard kits, featuring a height of 44 mm and a width of exactly 7.66 mm. You should not find any issue with most CPU coolers using this kit.
The FURY Renegade memory in DDR5-6400 features a single rank module design with 8 memory ICs – each with 2 GB of capacity for a total of 16 GB per stick.
Test Setup and Methodology
Our test setup relies on the measurements taken from industry standard benchmark tools and real-world applications. It is important to note that we are testing the review sample after burn-in, with at least 24-hours of uptime. This is done so to negate the FOTB (fresh out the box) state of the DUT (device under test), yielding better benchmarking consistency.
|Test System Specifications|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 7600X|
|Motherboard||GIGABYTE X670E AORUS Master|
|Cooler||Noctua NH-U12S Redux|
|Memory||Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6400 32 GB|
|GPU||GALAX RTX 2060 EX White 6 GB|
|Storage||Kingston FURY Renegade 2 TB|
|Case||Mechanical Library JXK-K2|
|PSU||Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 850 W|
|OS||Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
The DUT is tested with the following configuration from our test system:
- UEFI configuration: Default
- Windows Power Plan: Balanced
Pi calculation speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via SuperPI.
Roots calculation speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via WPrime.
The FURY Renegade showed good scaling performance from the arithmetic benchmarks.
Cinema 4D score is measured in Points (pts). This is done via Cinebench R20.
V-Ray 5 score is measured in V-Ray samples (vSamples). This is done via V-Ray 5 Benchmark.
Same thing could be seen from the 3D rendering benchmarks – although the leap in performance from 4800 MT/s to 6400 MT/s is not that huge compared to the arithmetic.
Digital Content Creation
Image editing speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via RealBench and its built-in GIMP benchmark.
Video encoding speed is measured in Seconds (s).This is done via RealBench and its built-in HandBrake benchmark.
GIMP and HandBrake also showed improvements going from 4800 MT/s to 6400 MT/s.
Web browsing speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via PCMark 10 and its built-in Chromium benchmark.
Web browsing speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via PCMark 10 and its built-in Firefox benchmark.
Memory speed and or profiles does not impact our web browser benchmarks as much as the others. Improvements were still there though.
Productivity speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via PCMark 10 and its built-in LibreOffice Writer benchmark. The test aims to check the speed of loading documents.
Productivity speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via PCMark 10 and its built-in LibreOffice Calc benchmark. The test aims to check the speed of copying data and compute.
Excellent performance jump we got here at PCMark’s productivity benchmarks.
Compression speed is measured in Kilobyte per Second (KB/s). This is done via WinRAR and its built-in benchmark.
Instruction speed is measured in Giga-Instructions per Second (GIPS). This is done via 7-Zip and its built-in benchmark.
Our compression benchmarks also showed improvements but ever slightly so at 7-Zip when we go past 6000 MT/s.
Frame rate is measured in Frames per Second (FPS). This is done via Final Fantasy XVI: Endwalker and its official benchmark. The test aims to check the 1% low FPS performance.
Frame rate is measured in Frames per Second (FPS). This is done via Sid Meier’s Civilization VI and its built-in benchmark. The test aims to check the 1% low FPS performance.
Excellent gaming performance scaling we got here from the FURY Renegade. This is not huge by GPU standards but for memory kits these FPS gains are enough.
The FURY Renegade comes with support for motherboard vendor ARGB Sync software. That said, it did not stop them to release their own software – the FURY CTRL. As simple as it sounds, it is actually a pretty good piece of application with tons of lighting options available. My only gripe with it is not because of the FURY CTRL itself but rather its buggy Microsoft Store implementation. Do not download this via Store as it will not properly install – per my experience.
Now the lighting effects are actually awesome to look at. Four of these kits would be totally bonkers with a compatible platform. For an instance and in its quad configuration with a total of 48 LEDs in tow, we are able to recreate the Philippine flag with a pleasing result.
Another fun thing to do here is to see for yourself how the infrared sync works. Try to put a piece of paper next to the sensor and see the DIMMs get in and out of sync. I’m not saying its dangerous but do it at your own risk.
The Kingston FURY Renegade in its DDR5-6400 flavor is a fast memory kit – when compared to its 4800 MT/s and 6000 MT/s profiles. I was doubtful at first since I have heard reports and speculations that there is no apparent need to go beyond 6000 MT/s on the latest AMD platforms but here we are proven wrong that there is still more to gain. DDR5’s life-cycle is still at its early stages so the improvements we’ve seen could only be a small scratch to the surface.
While I do not have a major issue with the kit and as a firm believer that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I would love to see a more subtle styling for the FURY family of memory kits. Something not too gamer-ish and not too simple – like the recently announced Kingston 35th anniversary modules. Other than that and the FURY CTRL’s issue with the Microsoft Store, this is a memory you definitely should take a look at especially with its discounted price point of $364 USD at Amazon. Local price is also decent enough at ₱19,800 PHP.
In closing, the Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6400 RGB Memory Kit is one of the fastest memory kits available today accompanied by a respectable price point. A good memory kit to start with if next gen readiness is your utmost priority.
Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6400 RGB Memory Kit
The Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6400 RGB is a fast memory kit no doubt. It comes with three memory profiles, addressable RGB lighting and a lifetime warranty – all under a $364 USD package.