The latest generations of processors from both AMD and Intel are compatible with DDR5 memory. If you own an AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU or an Intel Core processor from the 12th, 13th, or 14th generation, and you want maximum performance, you will need some fast DDR5. Kingston’s Fury Renegade RGB DDR5 RAM modules are some of the best you can get, and the latest model in this series is capable of running at breakneck speeds of up to 8000 MT/s. In this review, I’ll take a look at their 32 GB memory kit (KF580C38RSAK2-32). I’ll show you what you get and what to expect in comparison to a 6000MT/s kit with similar specifications. Without further ado, here’s what you should know about the blazing-fast Kingston Fury Renegade RGB:
Kingston’s fastest DDR5 RAM kit yet is an excellent choice for:
- Gamers and content creators who demand the highest performance
- Anyone looking to build a formidable PC that can handle any task
- Those who already have a fast (12th, 13th, or 14th Gen) Intel Core processor or an AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU
These are the things I like most about the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB RAM:
- Blazing-fast performance with 8000 MT/s memory speed
- Overclocking is easy, thanks to the support for Intel XMP 3.0
- Their RGB lighting looks good
- Lifetime warranty
As for downsides:
- High price tag
- No support for AMD EXPO memory profiles
The Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB is a remarkable RAM kit that delivers the highest speed I’ve ever seen and one of the best performance levels in the industry. It’s the flagship product of Kingston’s DDR5 memory line and a great option for anyone, whether gamer or not, who wants to build a very powerful computer with a high-end processor. It is a premium product with a premium price, but I think it’s worth the money. If you have the budget for it, you should consider buying this memory.
The plastic box in which the Kingston Fury Renegade RGB DDR5-8000 32GB memory kit arrives is small and thin. Made of cardboard, the box design is relatively simple, but it showcases all the essential aspects of the RAM. On the front, you immediately get to see the memory’s extreme 8000 MT/s (mega transfers per second) speed, its capacity, and you also learn that the modules have RGB lights and are compatible with Intel and AMD processors.
On the back of the box, you can find some additional information about the RAM. You can see, for instance, the memory’s serial number, product number, timings, and voltage.
When unboxing the memory, you find the two DIMM modules securely placed in a plastic tray that protects them against potential damage during shipping and handling. Under the RAM sticks, you’ll also find a warranty card and installation guide, as well as a small Kingston Fury sticker.
The unboxing experience of the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB memory modules is straightforward but satisfying.
IMPORTANT: In this review and on other websites, you see this memory kit referenced using different names, such as:
- Kingston Fury Renegade RGB 32GB (2x16GB) 8000MT/s DDR5 CL38 DIMM Desktop Memory (Kit of 2)
- Kingston Fury Renegade RGB DDR5-8000 32GB
- Kingston Fury KF580C38RSAK2-32.
In shops, you’ll see the first two used more frequently, as they’re the marketing names. The third one includes the manufacturer’s part name and can vary depending on the kit’s capacity (8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and so on) and whether it’s sold as a kit of multiple modules or a single module.
The Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB memory kit consists of two 16GB modules that run at a blazing-fast speed of 8000 MT/s. At the moment, this is the fastest memory available from Kingston. There are other lower-speed options in the Kingston Fury DDR5 series, though. For example, you can get Kingston Fury Renegade memory that runs at 7600 MT/s, 7200 MT/s, and so on, down to 6000 MT/s.
The RGB shrouds on top of the Kingston Fury KF580C38RSAK2-32 memory sticks add a touch of color and style to your PC build. These are high-performance memory modules that combine stylish design and dynamic lighting effects. The heat spreaders help to dissipate heat and ensure optimal stability and reliability. Available in black or white (both versions use silver color for the background), they feature LED light bars that use Kingston’s Infrared Sync Technology to coordinate the RGB colors seamlessly. The modules are 44 millimeters (1.73 inches) tall, which means they can fit in most cases without any clearance issues.
To operate properly, the DDR5-8000 RAM modules require a minimum voltage of 1.1V when running on their default (JEDEC) profile, which translates into a speed of 4800 MT/s and CL40-39-39 timings. When set to run at their maximum speed, 8000MT/s, the memory modules require 1.45V and offer a low latency timing of CL38-48-48.
Moreover, the RAM modules support Intel XMP 3.0 (Extreme Memory Profile), a feature that lets you adjust their frequency and timings easily. There are three XMP profiles available on the DIMMs: DDR5-8000, the fastest one, and two others that set the memory to operate at 7600 MT/s and 7200 MT/s.
NOTE: The desktop computer I tested this memory kit on was based on an AMD platform. Although the RAM doesn’t have AMD EXPO profiles onboard, you should be able to load and apply its XMP profiles on most motherboards. Check your motherboard’s documentation to see how. Also, this guide I published a while ago may help: What is XMP? How to enable XMP to speed up your RAM.
If you’d like to read more about the features and technical specs of this memory, you can visit the official Kingston webpage: Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5 RGB.
I used and tested the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5 RGB 8000 32GB memory modules on a desktop computer with the following configuration:
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X670E-Pro WiFi
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
- CPU cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB
- Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
- Storage: Kingston KC3000 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD 2TB
- Monitor: ASUS ROG Strix XG32UQ
- Power Supply Unit: Seasonic Focus GX-1000
- Operating System: Windows 11 Pro version 23H2
You can see more details on the hardware used in the following screenshot.
Using such a powerful memory kit obviously offered an excellent experience. Other than gaming, I don’t do much on my computer except for web surfing (mostly for research) and writing. So, 32 GB of fast RAM is way more than I need in my daily activities. Even with tens of tabs open in Microsoft Edge, which I really like (more than Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox), some documents in progress, music playing, and so on, I still had tons of memory left. Virtual machines in which I test different things also run great with this RAM.
I enjoy relaxing with a game in the evenings for an hour or so. The Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB memory modules were awesome for gaming, too. The memory didn’t cause any crashes or blue screens of death, and it was both fast and had plenty of capacity, even for demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077 or Starfield.
The Kingston’s Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB memory kit is a remarkable product that offers top-notch performance and a generous capacity for any applications or games you run or play. This is my personal opinion based on my experience with this memory kit, which managed to impress me with its speed and stability.
To evaluate the performance of the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5 RGB memory modules, I ran a couple of benchmarks. Moreover, I also compared its results to my main memory kit, a Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR5 32GB running at 6000 MT/s, to see whether a 2000 MT/s increase in RAM speed has meaningful effects on the performance of my desktop computer.
First, I performed a few tests using AIDA64’s Cache & Memory Benchmark. The results were impressive, as shown in the image below. The DIMMs achieved very high speeds in all categories. The kit registered a memory read speed of almost 89 GB/s, a write speed of a bit over 89 GB/s, and a data copy speed of approximately 78 GB/s! These results show an average speed increase of about 15% compared to my other RAM kit, and that’s quite impressive!
The next benchmark I ran was PerformanceTest from PassMark. The Memory Mark tests scored the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB with 3941 points. Unlike in AIDA64, the results in this benchmark show a performance improvement of just 1.94% compared to the DDR5-6000 memory kit.
I proceeded to run UserBenchmark, a tool that evaluates the performance of the various components in a computer. The Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB modules that I tested achieved a score of 192%. This result shows that these RAM modules offer a performance increase of almost 5% compared to my other DDR5-6000 memory kit.
The final benchmarking app I used was PCMark 10, which evaluates the overall performance of the computer in various tasks such as web browsing, photo editing, office work, chat, etc. My test computer, equipped with the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB memory modules, achieved an extremely impressive score of 10488 points! While this translates into a performance increase of just 1.5% compared to the DDR5-6000 RAM, it’s still an increase. You probably won’t notice it in regular daily work, but it should offer a small bump to gaming and other resource-intensive tasks.
The Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 32GB memory is blazing fast, as confirmed by the benchmarks I’ve performed. These RAM modules can handle any demanding task, whether that’s gaming or working with extremely demanding software.
This was my review of the Kingston Fury Renegade DDR5-8000 RGB 32GB RAM. It’s an amazingly fast DDR5 memory kit that can boost your gaming performance. With a speed of 8000 MT/s and a capacity of 32 GB, it’s something you may want if you have a high-end computer. Do you want it? Do you plan to upgrade your current system with it? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.