Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5 review: pretty and powerful

 Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 slotted into a motherboard
Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 slotted into a motherboard

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5: Two minute review

The Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5 RAM kit is one of the more competitively priced high-performance options on the market to date. With its ability to work with both AMD Expo and Intel XMP, and rates up to 6,000 MHz, you're certainly getting the strong flex of DDR5's capabilities without the massive price tags of more premium models available.

We're comfortable recommending the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5 RAM as some of the best RAM for current-generation setups to help push other PCIe 5.0 components like the best graphics cards and the best SSDs. The price point means that it's somewhere in the mid-range of all the offerings, priced above the more wallet-friendly options and premium offerings.

With options starting from 8GB single module at 4800 MHz all the way up to 64GB (32GBx2) dual-channel 6,000 MHz, or quad-channel 128GB (32GBx4) at 5,600 MHz, you have a lot of options with your setup. This means you can go budget from as little as $39.99 / £56 / AU$86.86 with the 4,800 MHz timing as a mainstream offering, or top out the 6,000 MHz at 32GB (like my review unit) for $137.40 / £118.98 / AU$219, which is very competitive for the speed it's running at.

This price point is especially aggressive when factoring in the RGB lighting which lights up any build it's in and helps your system really stand out. I've found that it works wonderfully paired with my NZXT Kraken Elite 360 AIO, an easy choice for one of the best CPU coolers, especially between the gifs on the pump and the RGB fans to the right of it inside my NZXT H9 Flow. It looks great in action, but it performs strong, too, all for a price that's more than reasonable.

The low-profile heat spreader is also a nice touch, being thick enough to be effective but slender to the point where clearance isn't an issue. It's bolstered by the on-die ECC, which is there to correct errors when overclocking or pushing the performance, too. Being certified for both Intel XMP 3.0 and AMD Expo means you'll have native compatibility with your chipset of choice. The one in my current build is the AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D, one of the best processors for gaming right now, on an AM5 motherboard, with no compatibility issues to speak of whatsoever.

In my testing, I found that the Kingston Fury Renegade outperformed several of the best DDR5 RAM kits available in industry-standard programs such as PassMark and AIDA64. However, a touch more power was drawn than what you'll find from some of the competition. You can find the full comparison below.

Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 RAM on a motherboard
Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 RAM on a motherboard

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5: Price and availability

  • How much does it cost? Starting at $39.99 / £56 / AU$86.86

  • When is it available? Available now

  • Where can you get it? Available in the US, the UK, and Canada

My Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5 review unit is the 6,000MHz model available in 32GB (16GBx2) configuration which can be found for $137.40 / £118.98 / AU$219. It's available either with AMD Expo or Intel XMP available for some of the best processors from either side.

It's the fastest possible speed available for the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5, and this extends to the 64GB variant (32GBx2), but if you want to supercharge your machine with as much memory as possible you'll be taking a performance hit. Whether XMP or Expo, the fastest available at 128GB is 5,600 MHz in quad-channel (32GBx4). With that said, you'll be spending up to $591.99 / £646.99 / AU$918.

That positions the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5 as one of the more cost-effective options at 32GB, costing around 20% less than the Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 and a comparable rate to the budget Corsair Vengence DDR5. It's far from the cheapest DDR5 RAM, that's for sure, but a frontrunner if you want one of the best models in your machine in 2023, especially with RGB lighting, which is generally always more than a standard variant.

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5: specs

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5 lighting next to AIO
Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5 lighting next to AIO

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