Earlier this year, we took at look at the Kingston FURY Beast DDR4 RGB Special Edition memory kit, and we remarked that DDR5 RAMs are still too expensive to present a valid upgrade option.
Now that we are halfway through Q3 2023, RAM prices have stabilised. The question is, would now be a good time to upgrade to DDR5? So let’s take a look, and what better candidate to review, than Kingston’s own FURY Beast DDR5 memory kit?
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Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 RGB – Specifications
|Capacities||Singles: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB|
Kits of 2: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Kit of 4: 64GB, 128GB
|Speeds||4800MT/s, 5200MT/s, 5600MT/s, 6000MT/s|
|Latencies||CL36, CL38, CL40|
|Voltage||1.1V, 1.25V, 1.35V|
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 85°C|
|Dimensions||133.35 mm x 42.23 mm x 7.11 mm|
You can get the Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 memory kit in either black or white, in with or without RGB guises. Our review sample is the white RGB variant which came in a kit of 2 with speeds up to 6,000MT/s and a latency of CL40.
It boasts an aggressive angular look, with an RGB strip running across the top. Coming at 42mm tall at its highest point, it has a reasonably low profile.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-12600KF|
|GPU||MSI Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 16GB Gaming X Trio|
|RAM||Kingston FURY Beast DDR RGB|
6,000MT/s 16GB x 2
|Storage||MSI Spatium M370 1TB|
|Motherboard||MSI Z790 Carbon WiFi|
|MaxxMem2||Read – 30,986 MB/s|
Write – 47,259 MB/s
Copy – 30,213 MB/s
Latency – 75.8 ns
|Novabench||Transfer Speed – 16,777 MB/s|
Access Latency – 85 ns
The performance gap between DDR5 and DDR4 is night and day. Our review sample is almost twice as fast as DDR4 memory kits. But do not be mistaken as this does not result in double the performance as RAM is only one piece of the puzzle.
That being said, the Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 RGB delivered impressive performance numbers in benchmarks and real life day to day use.
The memory kit is compatible with a wide variety of RGB software suites, including ASRock, ASUS Aura Sync, MSI Mystic Light Sync, and many more. This allows users to configure the RGB settings to match their system without the need for installing additional software.
The price of DDR5 memory has reduced quite a bit since early 2023, and now the price matches the performance gain you get when compared to DDR4. What that said the Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 RGB remains a compelling option for PC builders looking to transition to the latest components.
To learn more, please visit Kingston’s official website.