DDR5 RAM is slowly but surely going to replace DDR4, and although the prices I’ve seen are still quite high, the good news is that nowadays, it looks like you can actually find DDR5 memory modules in stores. Kingston is one of the companies that do quite well in this market, their best DDR5 RAM to date being the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB. I’ve had the chance to test and use it for a while, and in this review, I’m going to share my findings with you. Here’s what you get from Kingston’s Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB:
Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB: Who is it good for?
Kingston’s fastest DDR5 RAM kit available today is an excellent choice for:
- Gamers as well as content creators who need and want the best of the best
- Anyone who’s looking to build a very powerful computer
- Owners of 12th Gen Intel processors that support DDR5
Pros and cons
Here are the things that I like most about the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB RAM:
- Running at 6000 MT/s (MegaTransfers per Second), it offers extreme levels of performance
- The DIMMs have low-profile heat spreaders, so they won’t impair your processor’s cooling solution
- The modules support XMP 3.0 (Extreme Memory Profile), making it easy to configure and save your custom overclocked settings
- The memory kit is covered by a lifetime warranty offered by Kingston
As for downsides:
- They’re expensive and few people can afford to build a new computer with this memory kit
The Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB is the fastest RAM kit I’ve tested and one of the best on the market. Running at 6000 MT/s (MegaTransfers per Second), it represents the company’s top DDR5 memory offering. I believe it’s an excellent choice for anyone, gamer or otherwise, looking to build a very powerful computer based on a powerful 12Gen Intel Core processor. If you can afford its price, I recommend you get it without looking back.
Unboxing the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory modules
The Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory kit is packed inside a small transparent box made of plastic. The good part about it is that you can see the memory modules immediately.
On the back and on the sticker that ties the plastic blister, you can read a bit about the RAM DIMMs and find their serial number, product number, timings, and voltage.
The contents of the package are limited to the essentials - the RAM modules plus their warranty and installation instructions - but you also get a small Kingston Fury sticker.
The unboxing experience of the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory modules is very straightforward.
Design and hardware specifications
The Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory kit is made of two 16GB modules. Featuring a speed of 6000 MT/s, this is the fastest one from the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 lineup, which also includes three other versions with speeds of 5600 MT/s, 5200 MT/s, and 4800 MT/s. We actually reviewed the latter here: Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-4800 review: Fast and furious.
Moving on to the design and build quality of the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory kit, the RAM modules use low-profile metallic heat spreaders that look professional. As you can see in the next picture, both DIMMs are black, and the only thing written on them is Kingston Fury Beast in fancy fonts. If you’re not an all-black computer fan and you enjoy shining lights, know that there’s also an RGB version available.
To operate properly, the DDR5-6000 RAM modules require a standard voltage of 1.35 Volts, using a default CAS latency of 40. Their extended timings are 40-40-40-80 (CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS).
The RAM modules are compatible with XMP 3.0 (Extreme Memory Profile), which allows you to easily set their frequency and timings. Out of the box, there are three XMP profiles found on the modules, DDR5-6000 being the first and fastest of them. The other two profiles allow you to set the RAM modules to run at 5600 or 4800 MHz. And in addition to the default ones, you can also save two custom XMP 3.0 profiles with your timings of choice. That can be really helpful if you intend to overclock your RAM.
If you’d like to read more about the technical specs or if you want to buy them directly from the manufacturer, visit their official webpage: Kingston Fury Beast DDR5.
Using the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory modules
I used and tested the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory modules on a desktop computer with the following configuration:
- Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K (16 cores, 24 threads, up to 5.20 GHz)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master
- Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX5700 (8GB, PCIe 4.0)
- Storage: Kingston Fury Renegade SSD (2TB, PCI-Express 4.0)
- Power Supply Unit: ASUS ROG Thor 850W Platinum
- Operating System: Windows 11 Pro Version 21H2 Build 22000.675
You can see more details on the hardware we used in the following screenshot.
Using such a high-end memory kit was obviously a great experience. My daily computer routine is quite simple: browsing the web (mainly to gather information) and writing. As you can imagine, 32 GB of fast RAM is superfluous for such activities. Even when I had tens of tabs open in Microsoft Edge, my favorite browser these days, a couple of Microsoft Word documents in editing, music running, etcetera, the amount of free memory was still huge.
During the evenings, I like to play a game or two for an hour or so. The Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory modules worked perfectly while gaming too. I didn’t encounter any crashes or blue screens of death, their capacity was still more than enough even in demanding games such as Far Cry 6, and the DIMMs didn’t appear to heat excessively.
In my opinion, Kingston’s Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB is an excellent memory kit that delivers high-end performance and a capacity that’s more than enough for any apps or games you use or play.
Performance in benchmarks
To get a better view of how fast the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory modules are, I ran a couple of benchmarks, starting with AIDA64’s Cache & Memory Benchmark. As you can see in the following picture, the DIMMs were able to sustain some extraordinary speeds. The kit measured a memory read speed of about 93 GB/s, a write speed of roughly 83 GB/s, and a data copy speed of 84 GB/s!
Next, I ran PassMark’s PerformanceTest. In the Memory Mark tests, the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB scored 3822 points, which places it above 97 percent of all the RAM ever tested using the PerformanceTest benchmark.
I continued with UserBenchmark, where the tested Kingston RAM modules were classified as Outstanding with a score of 198% and “Performing way above expectations.”
Last but not least, I also ran PCMark 10. This is a battery of tests that aim to measure the overall performance of the computer you run it on. It includes tests for web browsing, photo editing, working with office apps, chat, and so on. The graphics card I had is quite old, and it certainly affected the final score compiled by PCMark 10. Still, the test computer using the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB memory modules managed a huge score of 9178 points. According to the benchmark’s performance ladders, this PC is better than 99% of all other computers tested with it!
The Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB are clearly high-end RAM modules. The benchmarks I’ve run show that it’s incredibly fast, which makes it an excellent choice for both gamers, professionals, and PC enthusiasts.
Do you intend to buy Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB RAM modules?
Now you know more about the Kingston Fury Beast DDR5-6000 32GB RAM. You know what it has to offer, and you know that it’s very fast. Are you looking to buy a kit for your gaming computer? Do you intend to upgrade your work computer using it? I’m curious, so if you don’t mind, let me know in the comments section below.