Page 10 - Conclusion
With the latest market pricing and in light of several competitor models that has released since then, is the Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB still one of the best among the rest? There were a few excellent releases we tested since we looked at the no heatsink version of the Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB in June 2022, but the FURY Renegade 1TB remains one of the highest performing solid state drives in the market today. It is still near the top for regular workloads even though it is no longer the absolute best in every benchmark. Where the FURY Renegade 1TB really shines is its class-leading performance for randomized workloads with high IOPS requirements like the PassMark Performance 10 Advanced Disk Test, which excellent models like the ADATA Legend 960 1TB still has some room to catch up. Combined with its excellent 1000TBW write endurance and 5-year warranty, the Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB remains a highly relevant and competitive flagship SSD today. The only thing missing is it lacks hardware encryption support. Now, let us talk about the heatsink. It adds a $5 premium to the no heatsink version at press time, which one could argue is really a no-brainer, especially considering its 10.5mm height keeps it PlayStation 5-compatible, but with way better heat dissipation capabilities than the graphene sticker in the no heatsink variant. For about $105 at press time, the Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB with a heatsink is seriously competitive. The WD_BLACK SN850X 1TB -- an optimized version of the excellent WD_BLACK SN850 1TB -- sells for $130 with a heatsink, while the ADATA Legend 960 1TB is $110 with a low-profile heatsink. If you are looking for a high performance PCIe 4.0-based NVMe SSD with a beefy heatsink, the Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB delivers on both price and performance.
Kingston provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Recommended Award
Since April 30, 2007, Number Ratings have been dropped for all CPUs, motherboards, RAM, SSD/HDDs, and graphics cards. This is to ensure the most appropriate ratings reflected without the inherent limits of using numbers. Everything else will continue using the Number Rating System.
More information in our Review Focus.
The Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB (Heatsink Version) is a PCIe 4.0-based NVMe solid state drive that delivers awesome performance at an excellent price while maintaining PlayStation 5 compatibility.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
7. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
8. Benchmark: PCMark 10
9. Benchmark: 3DMark