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Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit Review

In this Kingston Fury Renegade review, we will walk you through the DDR5 RAM's unboxing experience, give you a closer look at this design, install it, and then finally, test it against its competitors.

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Review Summary

Kingston means business with Fury Renegade series DDR5 kits and offers these kits in quite some style and high performance with zero compromises. Being Kingston, we would rely on its build quality and support as well. This kit has performed quite well out of the box and even offered a free performance upgrade. It is hard to ignore Fury Renegade from Kingston when it comes to high-performance DDR5 RAM.

Hours Tested: 8-9
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Overall
9/10
9/10
  • Value - 9/10
    9/10
  • Performance - 9/10
    9/10
  • Quality - 9/10
    9/10
  • Features - 9/10
    9/10

Pros

  • High-Speed kit using 6400MT/s
  • Integrated Temperature Sensor
  • Intel XMP 3.0
  • Three XMP Profiles
  • Unlocked PMIC
  • Overclocking Potential
  • Aluminum Heat Spreader
  • Build Quality
  • Limited Life Time Warranty
  • Stable XMP Profiles

Cons

  • None

Kingston Technology needs no introduction. The company has roots back in 1987 when they came out with a new design of memory module that actually revolutionized the market subsequently. Today I’ll be taking a look at Kingston’s premium DDR5 kit, the FURY RENEGADE. Boasting a speed of 6400MT/s and a primary timing of CL32 at 1.40V, this kit, featuring 2 16GB sticks for a total of 32GB, is set to make waves.

Key Takeaways


  • The Kingston Fury Renegade 6400 MT/s CL32 is for those who want high-performance DDR4 RAM with tight timing latencies.
  • The Kingston Fury Renegade 6400 MT/s CL32 is for anyone who wants an RGB module.
  • The Kingston Fury Renegade 6400 MT/s CL32 offers excellent compatibility, fast speeds, and a low CAS latency, all in a visually appealing design.

Let’s first take a look at a few key differences between DDR4 and DDR5.

Let’s begin with the specifications.

ProductKingston Fury Renegade
Speed6400MT/s
LatencyCL32
Voltage1.4V
Operating Temperature0°C to 85°C
Dimensions133.35 x 39.2 x 7.65mm

Packing Box

Design

Let’s take a closer look at the kit, followed by the test results with overclocking.

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — RAM sticks
RAM sticks (Image By Tech4Gamers)

FURY RENEGADE is a high-performance series from Kingston, and at the time of this writing, these kits are a premium memory solution from the manufacturer.

This series is available in RGB as well as non-RGB editions, and we have a got a kit without RGB LED lighting. Speaking of the available transfer speed, this series comes in the following speeds, timings, and capacities:

Transfer SpeedsCapacity LatencyVoltage Range
DDR5-600016GBCAS321.35V
DDR5-640032GBCAS361.40V
DDR5-680048GBCAS381.45V
DDR5-720064GB
DDR5-760096GB
DDR5-8000

The kit measures 133.35×39.2×7.65mm (LxHxW), placing it between low-profile and high-profile RAM. The height, including gold pin connectors, is 39.2mm—compatible with air coolers. It’s a non-ECC, Unbuffered DIMM with a 288-pin DDR5 layout.  Click here to check the compatibility information of this kit with various motherboards.

The heatsink is black and silver, made of aluminum, and can be disassembled with two top-side Philips screws. KINGSTON FURY is in white color in the center, and RENEGADE is in black color over silver color plating. DDR5 can be seen towards the right side. This is quite a bold and stylish design. The backside mirrors the front, with a warranty void label indicating a manufacturing date of 2302. Assembled in Taiwan.

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — Closer look at the heatspreader
A closer look at the heat spreader (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The silver plating seen in the angle above is purely aesthetic, enhancing the overall outlook without contributing to cooling. The primary black heatsink complements the black PCB, maintaining a neutral color scheme. The PCB has notches on both sides within a border, and the aluminum cover matches the PCB length. Kingston specifies tolerances of ±0.12 for all dimensions.

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — Topview of the heatsink
Topview of the heatsink (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The top view of the heatsink evokes memories of the G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 launch, despite having a distinct layout. The center features an inset with FURY branding, while the exterior sides protrude slightly, featuring cutouts for efficient heat dissipation. The majestic FURY accent on the sides makes it a fitting choice for a black or neutral build theme.

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — A closer look at the PCB
A closer look at the PCB (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The single-rank design features a thick black foam pad on one side of the PCB, while the opposite side houses 4x memory chips on each side. Each 2GB capacity chip utilizes an 8-bit FBGA component design. The total 32GB capacity is achieved through a 1Rx8 configuration using a 2G x 64-bit design, with thermal pads on the chips.

This Hynix A-Die kit, part number H5CG48AEBDX018, incorporates the RTQ5132GQWF PMIC controller from Richtek and was manufactured in January 2023. A fresh piece we got for sure. This kit does not have a programmed EXPO, but it supports Intel XMP 3.0. One good design is the provision of a temperature sensor on each stick with an accuracy of ±0.50°C.

One smart design is the placement of a thermal pad running on the entire length covering all 8x memory chips and even the PMIC. It seems like this PMIC is unlocked for maximum overclocking potential.

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — A side view of the PCB
A side view of the PCB (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The PCB is protruding from the sides of the heat spreader. This is to make room so that latching can be done when installing the modules in the socket. One can take a glimpse at memory chips.

BIOS

Let’s take a look at the BIOS.

Below is the SPD readout as taken from the AIDA64 Engineer edition.

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — AIDA64 Engineer Readout
AIDA64 Engineer Readout (Image By Tech4Gamers)

Testing

We will be using below mentioned configuration for future RAM testing:

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — RAM Installation
RAM Installation (Image By Tech4Gamers)

We are thankful to our sponsors for this test bench. The following software are used for this testing:

  • AIDA64 Engineer
  • SiSoftware Sandra Suite
  • Performance Test
  • 3DMark Time Spy
  • Super Pi
  • Cinebench R23[ Multi]

Before testing, we loaded XMP 3.0 (XMP1) in UEFI BIOS. The timings and DRAM frequency were manually loaded just in case to ensure the proper working of the kit.

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — CPU-Z Screenshot
CPU-Z Screenshot (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The above is a CPU-Z screenshot. Looking closely, you will notice that the software is reporting the kit to be in quad-channel configuration. The reason for that is with DDR5 kits, we have two channels per module, with each being 32-bit wide.

Results

Let’s start taking the results one by one.

AIDA64

Starting with AIDA64 Engineer.

SiSoftware Sandra Suite

Now, let’s take a look at the results from Sandra benchmarks.

Other Benchmarks

Other benchmarks include the performance test, Cinebench R23.2, SuperPi, and 3DMARK Benchmark.

Overclocking

We usually start overclocking the given kit by manually upping the frequency in a multiple of 100MHz at a time and test for stability, and repeat this process until instability is achieved or where diminishing returns happen.

Then we dial back to stock frequency and start tweaking timings. Then we strive to achieve maximum frequency with tight timings. This is not an easy process and takes more time. With Kingston FURY RENEGADE 32GB 6400MT/s CL32 kit, we only overclocked it to find a maximum stable frequency at XMP timings.

This kit packs good overclocking potential. Too bad our motherboard does not see it that way. We pushed this kit to 6800MHz.

Our stable settings came as follows:

Memory Frequency Multiplier 6800MHz
Timings 32-39-39-80
Gear Mode Auto
VDD 1.40V
VDDQ 1.40V
VPP 1.80V
VCCSA Auto
VDDQ CPU Auto

We managed to gain a +400MHz over the 6400 MT/s using the same settings, even the same voltage. This is what we call a free performance upgrade! We managed to post at 7000 MT/s using 1.49V VDD/VDDQ and a System Agent Voltage of 1.450V.

However, it was not stable. Any further attempt to raise the voltage in BIOS resulted in errors which, in my personal opinion, is coming from this motherboard, not the kit. I wish I had an ASUS motherboard, for that matter.

It is worth mentioning that the kit also has a temperature sensor with an accuracy of ±0.50°C.

Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 32GB DDR5 Kit — HWInfo64 Screenshot
HWInfo64 Screenshot (Image By Tech4Gamers)

The above picture shows sensor readout using HWInfo64. The reported temperature is from the SPD Hub of these modules. This SPD Hub is from Montage Technology, having a model of M88SPD5118A5-T. This kit packs three XMP profiles listed as XMP1, XMP2, and XMP3 in BIOS. The data for each is as under:

Profile Frequency Timings Voltage
JEDEC Default DDR5-4800 CL40-39-39 1.1V
XMP1 DDR5-6400 CL32-39-39 1.4V
XMP2 DDR5-6000 CL38-38-38 1.35V
XMP3 DDR5-4800 CL38-38-38 1.1V

We have included JEDEC Default data as well to show that Kingston has actually provided tight timing under XMP3 compared to JEDEC Default.

Running a memory kit above JEDEC Default is overclocking. Despite XMP originating from Intel, Intel does not warranty CPU damage with XMP profile loaded. As strange as it sounds, it is what it is! The maximum operating temperature of this kit is rated at 85°C. In performance comparisons, Kingston RAM at 6400MT/s with CL32-39-39-80 timings excels, thanks to its high transfer rate.

Should You Buy It?

Buy It If:

You want a high-performance DDR5 kit: With a speed of 6400 MT/s and tight timings, the kit is designed for anyone interested in taking advantage of a high-performance DDR5 kit.

You want decent overclocking: The Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 leaves a decent amount of room for overclocking.

You want a balanced kit: Sitting at a height of 39.2mm, the Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 strikes a remarkable balance between compatibility, design, and performance.

Don’t Buy It If:

You prefer RGB modules: This variant of the Kingston Fury Renegade lacks RGB lighting, which might not be a preferred choice for some people.

Conclusion

We have tested Kingston FURY RENEGADE 2x16GB 6400MT/s CL32 kit on GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS ELITE AX using Intel i7 13700k. This motherboard can support RAM of up to 7200MHz speed.

In terms of overclocking, this kit definitely has good potential. We pushed it to 6800MHz without changing any other setting. In other words, we make this kit operate at 6800MT/s CL32, 1.4V. This is a free performance upgrade. We managed to POST using 7000MT/s using VDD/VDDQ at 1.490V and a system agent voltage of 1.40V. One test crashed, indicating instability.

However, all subsequent attempts were futile as the system was hanging from failed POST to failed Boot. This motherboard and its BIOS seem to be holding back this power horse. I would love to use this kit on an ASUS motherboard and see how it actually fairs. Kingston Fury Renegade 6400MT/s CL32 non-RGB is listed on AMAZON at USD 184.99 at the time of this writing.  This is where Kingston may consider making the price more competitive. 

Kingston is providing a limited lifetime warranty on this kit. Thanks to Kingston for the provision of the test unit.

Awards Received By The Kingston Fury Renegade 6400 MT/s CL32

Here are the Tech4Gamers Awards received by the Kingston Fury Renegade 6400 MT/s CL32.

  1. Best Overall RAM For i5-14600KF
  2. Best Overall RAM For i9-13900KS
  3. Best Overall RAM For Ryzen 7 7800X3D
  4. Best $2000 Gaming PC Build RAM

Recent Updates


  • November 25, 2023: Few text changes to improve readability. Also added galleries.

 
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