Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure Sequential and Random Performance (Read/Write/Mix)
- Peak/Real World Performance Profile

From: Developer's Page

Crystal Disk Mark 8.0 is in the spotlight. Just a bit of background information, higher capacity drives tend to perform a little better in these tests. The ability of a controller and flash memory to deliver high IOPS will provide huge benefits to the score as well. The Kingston FURY Renegade 1TB is rated at up to 900,000 IOPS read and up to 1,000,000 IOPS write, which is very good. As manufacturer peak read and write performance ratings are usually achievable using Crystal Disk Mark, whether a drive lives up to its marketing claims or not can be validated by this program.

Kingston claims the FURY Renegade 1TB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 7300MB/s and 6000MB/s, respectively. Looking at the read and write results, the FURY Renegade 1TB was one of the fastest drives, if not the fastest drive, in the sequential read and write sections against other PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives. It was slightly faster than the KC3000 1TB, and the numbers were pretty much bang on compared to the specifications as well.

In the RND4K Q32T1 tests, I do not know what is going on here, but it dominated everyone else other than the WD_BLACK SN770 1TB. I actually retested all the PCIe 4.0-based NVMe drives when I did the SN770 review, because the results were too good. I think both drives had some firmware-level enhancements that improved some of these results, given the Kingston KC3000 1TB has pretty much the same hardware under the hood as the FURY Renegade 1TB. Lastly, in the RND4K Q1T1 segment, we see the exact same pattern, where the FURY Renegade 1TB took the lead or absolutely dominated. I will let you make your own comparisons in our list of NVMe SSDs in the graphs above.

Page Index
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
10. Conclusion