Kingston needs no introduction, as they are big flash and memory market players. They’ve sent their Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s 32GB kit for us to look at in today’s DDR5 RAM review.
Kingston Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s DDR5 32GB: Specifications
|Memory Capacity||32GB Kit (16GB x2)|
|Module Quantity||2 Modules|
|Speed (Data Rate)||6800MT/s (PC5-54400)|
|Model/Series/Type||Fury Renegade Silver|
|Rank||1R (Single Rank)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 85°C|
Kingston Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s DDR5 32GB: Features
Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 RGB Memory.
Game in style with Kingston FURY™ Renegade DDR5 RGB memory, designed for extreme performance on next-gen DDR5 platforms. Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 RGB features a sleek, newly designed black and silver heat spreader with a dynamic LED light bar utilizing Kingston’s patented Infrared Sync Technology to provide smooth, synchronized RGB lighting effects to complement the look of the latest PC builds. Give your system the performance boost and flair needed to stay on top with ultra-fast memory at up to 7200MT/s and utilizing FURY CTRL, 16 customizable RGB lighting effects.
Whether creating content, multi-tasking, or pushing the limits to the extremes for your bleeding-edge game title, Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 RGBmemory is the ideal choice for gamers, enthusiasts, content creators, and extreme overclockers. 100% factory tested at speed and backed by a limited lifetime warranty and over 30 years of expertise; dependable Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 RGB gives you the best of both worlds: extreme performance and maximum peace of mind.
Dynamic RGB lighting and aggressive heat spreader design.
Bring your system to life with 16 preset RGB lighting effects utilizing Kingston FURY CTRL or the motherboard manufacturer’s RGB software, with a sleek, newly designed black and silver aluminum heat spreader and matching black PCB.
Patented Kingston FURY Infrared Sync Technology.
Ensure your RGB lighting effects stay in perfect lock-step with Kingston’s patented Infrared Sync Technology.
It is engineered to maximize performance.
With speeds of up to 7200MT/s and quick CL32 timings, Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 features premium components hand-tuned by engineers, rigorously tested for compatibility across the industry’s leading motherboards and backed by 100% factory testing at speed for a hassle-free overclocking experience.
Tap into extreme overclocking potential.
DDR5 ushers in a new era of memory technology to make extreme overclocking a more stable option than previous generations. On-die ECC delivers more reliable DRAM components, an on-board PMIC balances power when and where needed, and two independent 32-bit subchannels dramatically increase data efficiency for multi-core processors.
Intel® XMP 3.0 Certified.
Intel Extreme Memory Profile technology makes overclocking a breeze with advanced pre-optimized factory timings, speeds, and voltages for overclocking performance. Renegade DDR5 features a programmable PMIC for XMP 3.0, supporting up to two customizable profiles to optimize your unique timings, speeds, and voltages saved directly to the DIMM.
Qualified by the world’s leading motherboard manufacturers.
Tested and trusted for your preferred motherboard so you can build with confidence.
Kingston Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s DDR5 32GB: Unboxing and Closer Look
Kingston has used black and white contrasting packaging, with clear and concise text throughout, including a large picture of a single stick of the DDR5 DIMM. The back of the box has the usual requirements and information.
Internally, the RAM arrives in a clear plastic clamshell, which can be kept in the box and out of the landfill.
The kit has a prominent silver and black aesthetic, a friendly “FURY” logo, and a chrome effect. A full-length LED light bar runs across the top of the DIMM with a diffuser.
The RGB is set as a rainbow cycle by default and uses Kingston’s Infrared Sync, which takes care of the uniformity of RGB lighting across multiple sticks of RAM.
Kingston Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s DDR5 32GB: Test Setup
We’ve updated our cooler test bench with a DDR5 motherboard to double as a cooler and DDR5 test bench. With Intel’s DDR5 memory controller being more mature than AMD’s, we’ve settled on an Intel Core i5 13600k and the Z790 Aorus Elite AX motherboard.
|CPU||Intel Core i5 13600k|
|Motherboard||Z790 Aorus Elite AX DDR5|
|RAM||Kingston Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s 32GB|
|XMP 3.0/EXPO||36-42-42-105 @1.4v (2x16GB) @ 6800MT/s|
|SSD||Samsung 980 Pro 1TB|
|PSU||Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER ARGB GF3 850w|
|GPU||MSI NVIDIA GeForce RTX3070Ti Ventus 3X|
||Windows 11 (22H2)|
I used the XMP 6800 profile (Intel XMP 3.0 specification) for testing in today’s review.
As you can see from the CPU-Z screenshot, the DRAM frequency is running at 3600MHz, which is correct for the default speed of DDR5-6800. The quoted latencies are 36-42-42-105 @1.4v.
XMP is aiming to be also available!
Kingston FuryforwardE RGB 6800MT/s DDR5 32GB: Testing
We’ve updated our overclocking methodology to be more in-depth and consistent for reviews in the future. All the overclocked results you’ll see follow this new methodology: achieving frequency overlock first and then latency timings second.
These profiles are used for today’s testing results:
JEDEC speeds – 4800MHz – 42-39-39-77 timings
EXPO speeds – 6800MHz – 36-42-42-105 timings
OC speeds – 7066MHz – 34-42-42-105 timings
Produced by FinalWire Ltd, AIDA64 is a system information and diagnostic suite with extensive features. Memory enthusiasts are particularly drawn to the synthetic cache and memory benchmark. AIDA64 latency is a common point of comparison for those looking to get the absolute most out of their systems.
A “high school project that went too far,” y-cruncher is a highly optimized constant calculator. The program, written by Alexander J. Yee, can compute pi and other mathematical constants to trillions of decimal places. Because the Ryzen 9 5950X is so strong, the y-cruncher is extraordinarily memory sensitive on our test system. We’re benchmarking the time to calculate 1 billion digits of pi.
F1 2022 – 1080p DLSS Quality – Ultra High Preset – DX12.
F1 2012 is an incredibly well-optimized DirectX 12 game that runs well even on an Athlon 3000G and has a built-in benchmark. From now on, we’ve changed the result to 1080p to eliminate the GPU as a bottleneck.
Interesting results show that there is not much change between the speed profiles, with a slight bump across the board.
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider – 1080p – DLSS Quality Preset – DX12.
More than just a showcase for NVIDIA’s RTX: Shadow of the Tomb Raider has become popular among memory enthusiasts since it shows off the benefits of overclocked RAM. We ran the built-in benchmark at 1080p resolution using DLSS and the Quality preset with DX12. From now on, we’ve changed the result to 1080p to eliminate the GPU as a bottleneck.
Another tight win for the Overclock, with XMP and JEDEC following up.
Cyberpunk 2077 – 1080p – DLSS Quality: RT Ultra Preset.
Cyberpunk 2077 is well-known as the new “but can it run” game. With stunning visuals and exceptional gameplay, including exceptional Ray Tracing detailing. We turned all details up to 11 to see how the memory speeds affect gameplay at 1080p.
Another tight win for the Overclock, with XMP and JEDEC following up. Is not much in it at all, though!
Kingston Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s DDR5 32GB: The Verdict
The Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s kit from Kingston is perfect! Aesthetically it’s a smart-looking silver and black kit with one of the best light diffusers we’ve seen to date. Amazingly, the LEDs are the brightest we’ve ever seen, which is more impressive when the individual LEDs internally are not visible at all; bravo!
Another plus is that it works perfectly with motherboard RGB software from ASUS, MSI, ASRock, & Gigabyte.
Performance-wise, unsurprisingly it’s the fastest kit we’ve seen at 6800MT/s, which is perfect for Intel 12th and 13th Gen CPUs. AMD’s 7000 series will not benefit from anything over 6000MT/s, but the XMP3 at 6000MT/s will boot and work perfectly.
Using the XMP1 profile at 6800MT/s, the performance is the sweet spot for gaming and productivity performance, with timings at 36-42-42-105 @ 1.4V.
When we attempted an overclock, we achieved 7066MHz with 34-42-42-105 timings, reducing the CAS latency from 36 to 34.
- Tasteful aesthetic
- Works with motherboard RGB software
- Performance is great
- Price to performance is top-tier
- Not everyone will be a fan of the silver and grey aesthetic
Overall, the Kingston Fury RENEGADE RGB 6800MT/s gets a big thumbs up from us. It’s aesthetically pleasing, has silver and black styling, has decent XMP 3.0 performance at 6800MT/s, and can run a slower XMP profile for AMD’s 7000 series CPUs.
Finally, this kit is available at Kingston for £241.97, which currently makes this a price-to-performance champ—making it a well-deserved winner of our Gold & Value Award.