Kingston FURY Renegade RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB Review (Page 2 of 10)

Page 2 - A Closer Look, Test System

The Kingston FURY Renegade RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB, as its name suggests, is the RGB version of the Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6000 2x16GB reviewed by my colleague Jonah Chow a few months back. The kit, being a part of the latest performance DDR5 line from the company, utilizes a set of medium-profile heatspreaders. The FURY Renegade RGB's aluminum pieces are distinctively shaped and molded with sharp lines to give it lots of visual flare and complexity. A FURY-branded translucent plastic diffuser at the top allows light to shine through. Aluminum is lightweight and serves as a decent heat conductor. The FURY Renegade RGB is 44mm tall, or just over a centimeter taller than modules with no heatspreaders at all. Since the heatspreader height is moderate, it is hard to imagine the FURY Renegade RGB will interfere with any modern processor cooler. Whether you like to call it 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. But they look pretty cool in any windowed chassis, especially with the RGB LED lighting.

The heatspreader design of the Kingston FURY Renegade RGB 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 black background under the Kingston branding on one side of the RAM, while the Renegade name is placed in the silver area under it. A specifications label is found on the other side. It lists information like the model number, in this case, KF560C32RSAK2-32, and voltage. The Kingston FURY Renegade RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB is made in Taiwan.

As you can see more clearly in our photo above, the Kingston FURY Renegade RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB has a very nice black PCB. The LEDs are placed on the main PCB itself, and you can control them using Kingston's program or your motherboard's included software. We can also spot the power management integrated circuit, commonly abbreviated as PMIC, near the center. Meanwhile, its heatspreader on top is composed of two separate pieces plus a plastic diffuser. 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 plastic lighting diffuser clips in between them. 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 main selling point of Kingston's FURY Renegade RGB are the RGB LED lights. 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 RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB dual channel memory kit. The photo above should be quite clear -- it says "H5CG48MEBDX014" on each IC. We have previously seen these in the Patriot Viper Venom RGB DDR5-6200 2x16GB, XPG Lancer RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB, and of course, the Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5-6000 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 DDR5-6000 with 32-38-38-80 latencies. These latencies are pretty low compared to the competition, which is good, but we will see how they perform in just a moment. These modules operate at a stock voltage of 1.35V, which is higher than the base DDR5 voltage of 1.1V.

Our test configuration is as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-U12A
Motherboard: ASUS ProArt Z690-Creator WiFi
Graphics: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P3 TG Pro Snow
Storage: XPG Atom 30 1TB
Power: FSP Hydro PTM Pro 1200W
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro

Compared Hardware:
- Kingston FURY Renegade RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB @ DDR5-6000 32-38-38-80
- Crucial CT2K16G48C40U5 DDR5-4800 2x16GB @ DDR5-4800 40-39-39-77
- Crucial CT2K16G52C42U5 DDR5-5200 2x16GB @ DDR5-5200 42-42-42-84
- Crucial CT2K16G56C46U5 DDR5-5600 2x16GB @ DDR5-5600 46-45-45-90
- Kingston FURY Beast DDR5-5200 2x16GB @ DDR5-5200 40-40-40-80
- Patriot Viper Venom RGB DDR5-6200 2x16GB @ DDR5-6200 40-40-40-76
- XPG Lancer RGB DDR5-6000 2x16GB @ DDR5-6000 40-40-40-76

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