Kingston Fury Beast RGB 32GB DDR5-6000 Memory Kit Review

Performance

Performance has been tested on the Intel Alder Lake-S platform, including the i9-12900K processor, MSI Z690 Unify-X motherboard, ASRock RX6800XT 16GB graphics card, Kingston KC3000 2TB NVMe SSD, and Sharkoon SilentStorm Cool Zero 850W Gold 80+ PSU.

All results were performed on the FURY Beast RGB 32GB DDR5-6000 memory kit. The results list includes settings at which the tested RAM was stable. Our limit on the MSI Z690 Unify-X motherboard was DDR5-6800. At this clock, the FURY Beast RGB could run at tight timings like CL32-40-40, but required for that about 1.50V. The XMP has programmed 1.35V.

Let’s begin the tests.

It’s good to see over 90GB/s out of the box and great scaling up to 106GB/s at DDR5-6800. We can only count that the next generation of processors uses this bandwidth better than the current one.

The latency at the XMP profile is significantly better than the one we could see at JEDEC profiles but is still quite high. Overclocked settings show much lower latency but hard to guarantee these settings on most popular motherboards. We still wanted to show what our readers can expect on top of overclocking motherboards and that motherboards are the main limiting factor for the current DDR5 modules. At least if we talk about Hynix-based memory kits.

As long as we can see about 10% performance gain because of new CPUs, then the further memory overclocking is not giving us much. The XMP profile seems a reasonable option to keep everything stable without the need for stability tests and manual settings.

There is no significant difference between our memory settings, but it doesn’t change the fact that the XMP profile achieves pretty good results.

The same situation is in other UL benchmarks like 3DMark or VRMark.

In the 3DMark tests, it’s hard to tell which setting is the best as some results are close to the error margin. However, in the VRMark, we can see up to 10FPS difference between our settings in the Orange test. This test reacts the most to the CPU and RAM performance. On the other hand, we wouldn’t see that difference in games.

Final Fantasy XV and Superposition results are also barely different. We can tell that RAM helps, but it’s not something we wish to see pushing our memory kit up to DDR5-6800.

In modern games, we can see a significant difference between our settings only at 1080p. Lower display resolution is easier for graphics cards and reacts better to CPU and RAM performance. Tomb Raider gave us a 9FPS gain because of faster RAM settings. Again, we wouldn’t see that difference in games.

Kingston delivers high stability and high performance, but there is still something missing on the motherboard and RAM controllers side. The actual performance gain isn’t visible as much as we may think looking at how high is RAM frequency and its bandwidth. Of course, it’s not Kingston’s fault.

Considering available DDR5 kits and their prices, the Fury Beast DDR5-6000 seems like a reasonable option that won’t hurt the wallet so much but also won’t be really slower than higher and the most expensive DDR5 kits. Hopefully, upcoming AMD and Intel chipsets let this RAM fly, but for that, we have to wait some months.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.