Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-7200 2x16GB Review (Page 2 of 10)

Page 2 - A Closer Look, Test System

The Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-7200 2x16GB, as its name suggests, is the non-RGB version of the FURY Renegade DDR5 lineup, which we are pretty familiar with here at APH Networks. We have previously covered the FURY Renegade DDR5-6000 2x16GB and FURY Renegade RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB. The kit, being a part of the latest performance DDR5 line from the company, utilizes a set of medium profile heatspreaders. The FURY Renegade's aluminum pieces are distinctively shaped and molded with sharp lines to give it lots of visual flare and complexity. Aluminum is lightweight and serves as a decent heat conductor. The FURY Renegade RGB is 39.2mm tall, or just under a centimeter taller than modules with no heatspreaders at all. Since the heatspreader height is moderate, it is hard to imagine the FURY Renegade will interfere with any modern processor cooler. Whether you like to call it a marketing gimmick or whatnot, it is impossible to find performance memory without any form of a heatspreader attached for decades now. They do undeniably serve a purpose in dissipating heat, but for most memory modules, unless run at a voltage significantly over designed voltages -- which you will not, thanks to integrated memory controller voltage limits on Intel and AMD CPUs -- this feature is certainly not a requirement.

The heatspreader design of the Kingston FURY Renegade modules is symmetrical when looked at straight on and between sides, which is logical, because memory can be installed in different directions depending on your motherboard manufacturer and design. Besides functional purposes, it also improves the look. The silver FURY logo is embossed onto the white background under the Kingston branding on one side of the RAM, while the Renegade name is placed in the silver area under it. A black version is also available. A specifications label is found on the other side. It lists information like the model number, in this case, KF572C38RWK2-32, and voltage. The Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-7200 2x16GB is made in Taiwan.

As you can see more clearly in our photo above, the Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-7200 2x16GB has a very nice black PCB. We can also spot the power management integrated circuit, commonly abbreviated as PMIC, near the center. Its heatspreader on top is composed of two separate pieces. The heatspreaders are held to the module itself by multiple strips of thermally conductive adhesive and physically locked together by two screws. The adhesive force between the two heatspreaders and memory ICs is very strong as always from the company, so if you ever do take them off, keep your hair dryer around.

From our above photo, it should also be clearer on how the heatspreaders are designed. The heatspreaders are mirror images of each other. The pieces are made from solid aluminum, which feels solid in the hand and thick enough to resist easy bending. It is not thick enough to hold a lot of heat, so it should dissipate heat energy reasonably quickly into the surrounding environment. Either way, you will probably never remove them, since the heatspreader design is a selling point. In the unlikely event it will not clear your processor heatsink, then you might as well not buy this kit, haha.

A closer look at the memory chips on the Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-7200 2x16GB dual channel memory kit. The photo above should be quite clear -- it says "H5CG48AGBDX018" on each IC. We have previously seen these in the Patriot Viper Venom DDR5-7200 2x16GB. These are SK hynix-manufactured chips, with eight 2GB chips on one side only for a total of 16GB on each DIMM. As mentioned on the previous page, these RAM modules run at a frequency of DDR5-7200 with 38-44-44-105 latencies. These latencies are comparable but different than the competition, and we will see how they perform in just a moment. These modules operate at a stock voltage of 1.45V, which is higher than the base DDR5 voltage of 1.1V.

Special thanks to our former colleague Seth Claussen for letting us use his computer for benchmarking. Our test configuration is as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7-13700K
CPU Cooling: Custom Water Cooling Loop
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z690 Force WiFi
Graphics: EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING
Chassis: Thermaltake The Tower 900 Snow
Storage: XPG Atom 50 1TB
Power: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G5 1000W
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro

Compared Hardware:
- Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-7200 2x16GB @ DDR5-7200 38-44-44-105
- Patriot Viper Venom DDR5-7200 2x16GB @ DDR5-7200 34-42-42-84
- Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 DDR5-5600 2x16GB @ DDR5-5600 36-36-36-76

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 10
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R23
10. Overclocking and Conclusion