Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB review: Great for both AMD & Intel

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AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors are already here, and Intel’s 13th generation of CPUs is just around the corner. To match the performance they offer, new DDR5 memory modules are also coming our way. Some of the most interesting ones are made by Kingston, and today, I’m going to review the one called Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB (part number KF560C36BBEAK2-32). Featuring a top speed of 6000 MT/s (MegaTransfers per Second), excellent timings, and support for both Intel’s XMP and AMD’s new EXPO profiles, this RGB memory kit might be the one you want for your next build. If you’re curious, here’s what you should know about it:

IMPORTANT: Throughout this review, you’ll see me referring to this memory kit using two names: Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB or Kingston Fury KF560C36BBEAK2-32. The first name is the marketing name of this product, while the second is the part number used to identify the specific 32 GB two modules kit that I tested. In shops, you’ll see the marketing name used more frequently, and the part name will vary depending on the kit’s capacity (8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and so on) and on whether it is a kit of two modules or a single module.

Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB: Who is it good for?

This DDR5 RAM kit is an excellent choice for:

  • Gamers and digital content creators who need and want the best of the best
  • Anyone who’s looking to build a very powerful computer
  • Owners of AMD Ryzen 7000 or Intel 12th Gen processors that support DDR5

Pros and cons

Here are the things that recommend the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB kit:

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  • It can run at a very fast speed of 6000 MT/s (MegaTransfers per Second)
  • Compatible with both AMD EXPO and Intel XMP 3.0 memory profiles
  • RGB heat spreaders that look fancy
  • Lifetime warranty

On the other hand, this memory kit is quite expensive (but so is any DDR5 kit). That means that not many people can afford it.

Product rating 5/5

Verdict

The Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB is one of the best memory kits you can buy today. Offering top-notch performance at high speed and excellent timings, it’s a great addition to any powerful desktop computer running the latest generation of AMD or Intel processors. If you’re looking to build a high-end PC for gaming or need to do professional work in CAD applications or video rendering, you really can’t go wrong with a Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB memory kit. I highly recommend it to anyone who can afford it!

Unboxing the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB (part number KF560C36BBEAK2-32)

The memory kit arrives in a small blister made of plastic. As it’s completely transparent, you can immediately see what the modules look like.

The packaging for Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB is basic and practical

The sticker that secures the blister is filled with details about the RAM, letting you know all the essentials regarding the speed, timings, and voltage of the modules.

The back of the blister

Inside the blister, you find the two memory modules, together with a small Kingston Fury sticker and the warranty, plus installation instructions.

Unboxing the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB

Unboxing the Kingston Fury KF560C36BBEAK2-32 memory modules is fast and uncomplicated.

Design and hardware specifications

The Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB is a kit of two 16 GB DDR5 modules running at a maximum speed of 6000 MT/s. When running at full speed, the RAM has a voltage of 1.35 Volts, offering a CAS latency (or CL in short) of 36 clocks and tRCD-tRP-tRAS timings of 38-38-80.

Tech specs shown by CPU-Z about the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB

The 6000 MT/s speed and fast timings are easy to set regardless of what platform you’re using: AMD or Intel. That’s because this RAM kit supports both AMD’s new EXPO memory overclocking profiles and Intel’s XMP. When you access your computer’s UEFI, you’ll find that there are actually two EXPO and two XMP profiles. To set the RAM to run at 6000 MT/s, make sure you select the first profile: either EXPO 1 or XMP 1. The secondary profiles will set the memory modules’ speed to DDR5-5600.

This memory kit supports both AMD EXPO and Intel XMP

In terms of design and build, the Kingston Fury KF560C36BBEAK2-32 memory sticks come with RGB shrouds on top and measure 42.23 millimeters in height (1.66 inches). In addition to lighting up in any color you want, the RGB LED heat spreaders on top of the modules also feature Kingston’s FURY trademark.

The RGB lighting looks great

If you want more details about the technical specs, here’s the link to the official webpage: Kingston Fury Beast DDR5.

Using the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB memory

I used and tested these memory modules on a desktop computer with the following configuration:

You can see more details about the hardware used in this screenshot:

Hardware configuration of the PC used for testing

For as long as I had the Kingston Fury KF560C36BBEAK2-32 modules, I’ve used them in the aforementioned computer both for the benchmarks I needed in a couple of reviews, but also for my daily tasks. The latter include browsing the web in tens of tabs, writing, playing music, and watching videos occasionally. The RAM always performed great, both for such simple tasks, as well as when running demanding benchmarking apps or when playing games.

Memory usage detailed by Task Manager in Windows 11

Speaking of games, the Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB memory is more than enough both in terms of amount and speed. Even when playing games, only about half of the RAM was actually needed.

RAM usage in Horizon Zero Dawn

The Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB memory offers excellent performance in any kind of situation, and 32 GB is more than enough for any kind of workload, including high-end gaming. Only professionals like video editors might require more.

Performance in benchmarks

To get a clearer idea of how fast the Kingston Fury KF560C36BBEAK2-32 memory modules are, I ran a series of benchmarks. First, AIDA64’s Cache & Memory Benchmark, where I got excellent results even if the app is not yet updated to support the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X processor: the measured read speed was about 73 GB/s, the write speed 76 GB/s, and the data copy speed almost 68 GB/s.

Benchmark results in AIDA64 Cache & Memory

Next, I ran the Memory Mark tests offered by PassMark’s PerformanceTest. Here, they got a huge score of 3922 points. According to the app’s ranking ladders, this score is better than 98 percent of all RAM ever tested by PassMark.

Benchmark results in PassMark PerformanceTest

The third benchmark I ran was UserBenchmark. It didn’t have sufficient samples of the same RAM in its database, but it still said that the memory modules are Outstanding.

Benchmark results in UserBenchmark

And the fourth and final benchmarking app I chose to use was PCMark 10. It runs multiple and repeated tests designed to evaluate the overall performance of your computer. The tests address web browsing, photo editing, working with office apps, chat, etc. Using the Kingston Fury KF560C36BBEAK2-32 memory modules, the powerful computer I assembled managed an extraordinary score of no more, no less than 9104 points. In PCMark 10’s words, it’s better than 99% of all the other desktop and laptop computers in the world right now.

Benchmark results in PCMark10

The Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB is a top performer no matter how you look at it. It proved to be extremely fast in all tests, which means that it’s a great choice for anyone looking to build a powerful computer based on either AMD’s or Intel’s latest processors. Regardless of whether you’re a gamer or a professional who needs top-notch performance, you can’t go wrong with it.

Do you intend to buy Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5-6000 32GB modules?

Now you know more about the Kingston Fury KF560C36BBEAK2-32 RGB memory and what it can do. Are you taking it into account for your next computer? What do you like most about it? Is the support for AMD’s EXPO memory profiles a criterion for your choice? Let me know in the comments section below.

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