In the RAM sector, Kingston products have long had a high reputation. The company, on the other hand, expanded its horizons by launching the HyperX brand into the external gaming peripherals market (launched in 2014). Since then, video games have grown at an exponential rate, and HP purchased this segment in February of this year. Despite these occurrences, the Fountain Valley corporation in California does not leave its roots and continues to fight with a comprehensive range of high-performance gaming memories: Kingston Fury Renegade, Beast, and Impact.
We were able to test one of these new lines (the one that best suited our user experience) in La Repblica: Kingston Fury Beast, which comes in two DDR4 cards with RGB lights, each 8 GB, for a total of 16 GB.
We tested the total performance of the Kingston Fury Beast with a GIGABYTE GA-A320M-S2H as well, taking into account that RAM is simply one of many critical variables to reaching ideal performance. Of course, as a first prerequisite, we did not skimp on the processor relationship, opting for a modest AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT.
We anticipate that this, together with an SSD disc for the system and some games of abundant contents on an HDD (Western Digital model Black), will provide us with a unique but viable strategy in the face of widespread component shortages. Fortunately, RAM memories are one of the most versatile components in terms of compatibility inside any PC construction, and they are quite easy to buy independently (and afterwards) from a proforma for a whole computer.
The Fury brand has been resurrected from the ashes.
Outside of everything HyperX, Beast is part of a trio of lines with which Kingston is reintroducing its Fury brand. It’s not the highest range in this case (that honour belongs to the Renegades), but the one directly below.
Both are available with and without RGB lighting, and it’s interesting to note that the speeds of the models with and without this visual aspect are same in Beast (something that does happen in the Renegade series). Although there are kits with capacities up to 64GB, we were only able to support 16GB.
This line can support speeds ranging from 2,666 MT/s to 3,733 MT/s. As is still the case with DDR4, it is far better to rely on density (in this case 16GB) than any ostensibly faster speed, at least until the fifth generation (DDR5) becomes more well-established in the market.
For this type of high-end device, the 16GB kit is certainly not the most popular. The majority of compatible motherboards and processors enable better performance, which necessitates 32GB of RAM to fully utilise. Nonetheless, we were able to conduct some intriguing testing with this pair of sticks that we had gotten from Kingston on a temporary basis:
“The Fury DDR4 RGB series delivers ‘amazing’ effects thanks to its RBG lights, with CL15-19 latencies, Plug N Play automated overclocking for speeds of 2,666 MHz, and predefined profiles for Intel (XMP) and AMD (DOCP),” according to Kingston.
Benefits are scarce but equitable.
Little is exaggerated in what the brand itself says, and among the key advantages of this series, we can note the following:
The RGB lights are adequate and significantly boost the impetus of any gaming build that is meant to impress.
The AMD Ryzen setup worked wonderfully, and given the validity of some AM4 boards with the Ryzen 5000 series, the Kingston Fury Beast is definitely one of the finest options for that pair.
Infrared sync technology, which was introduced in 2018 (in collaboration with HyperX), is still in use in these new memory and is performing well.
Of course, pricing is a major deciding element in such a crucial component. A Kingston Fury Beast with RGB, for example, costs roughly $ 100 in its 16GB edition (in global internet stores). Something along the lines of what the HyperX-branded versions still cost. This is especially true when we consider what the same brand claims: that the product is nearly identical.