Published on November 6th, 2022 | by Chris O'Connor
Kingston Fury RGB Special Edition DDR4 Memory Review
Summary: Why have just speed when you can have speed with pretty colours?
Kingston Fury, Kingston Technology’s gaming division have released the Beast! Specifically Kingston Fury Beast DDR4 RGB Special Edition. Touted as being Performance memory with customizable RGB Effects it certainly stands out. Per Kingston’s own words:
- Unique White Heat Spreader with Striking RGB Lighting
- Patented Kingston FURY Infrared Sync Technology™
- Intel® XMP Certified
- Ready for AMD Ryzen™
- Speeds at 3200MT/s & 3600MT/s
That white heat spreader is a nice change from the usual dark tones and also works as a nice surface for the colours to bounce off. Speaking of those colours, the packaging states they are customizable and if you jump on their website it will direct you towards “Fury CTRL” which can be downloaded from the Microsoft store… I did that but after installing it I found it got stuck in a loop saying to wait then to reinstall the application. This might be due to me running Windows 11 (and having some background issues at the moment)… but the software looks like it runs in a very similar way to most other RGB configuration tools for PC’s.
I am happy to say though that once the modules were installed (it took me about three times to finally get them seated correctly as the lower portion wasn’t quite sitting in the channel properly… always make sure your RAM is properly inserted by applying firm, but careful, pressure.) they took on the same rainbow cycling that my case was set to so I’m happy with how they are anyway.
Running PassMark showed that with the default configuration the four sticks of 8gig that I installed put me just over the halfway mark… which is not bad considering my system is a few years old and I generally don’t overclock anything… so with a bit of tweaking those figures could go up.
AIDA64 came back with a memory read speed of 66639 Mb/s with a latency of 88.7ns which again, considering that’s just the basic straight out of the pack and into the PC with no tweaking suggests there’s some wiggle room there to squeeze out some higher figures.
It’s not the cheapest option for DDR4 on the market but with full compatibility with Intel and AMD and being 100% tested it should give peace of mind to anyone looking to upgrade their RAM.