Although the beginning of the DDR5 era is just around the corner, Kingston chose to launch its first Fury memory kits under its own brand. The change comes just over a month after Kingston sold its HyperX peripherals division to HP.
The name "Fury" is well known: it's the same as Kingston marks on memory products that were previously part of the HyperX umbrella. When Kingston sold HyperX to HP, it retained its gaming memory division and the Fury brand.
Kingston really is recycling its Fury brand, although the memory products are really new (and these are the first RAM memory kits labeled Kingston Fury instead of HyperX Fury). There are three newly released formations: Fury Renegade, Fury Beast and Fury Impact.
The Fury Renegade represents the burning of the crop with speeds of up to 5,333 MT / s. Interestingly, this is only for modules that are not RGB. Fury Renegade memory in RGB format exceeds 4,600 MT / s. It's still very fast, but it's funny that HyperX decided to save its memory chips with the best performance for its non-RGB modules.
Speeds range from 3,000 MT / s to 4,600 MT / s within the Fury Renegade RGB family and from 2,666 MT / s to 5,333 MT / s within the Fury Renegade line, both in capacities from 8 GB to 256 GB (8×32 GB).
Then there’s the Fury Beast family, which is also offered with or without RGB lighting. However, there is no speed separation between the two, although they are offered at various speeds ranging from 2,666 MT / s to 3,733 MT / s, with capacities of up to 128 GB (4×32 GB). However, only non-RGB variants have a single 4GB module option.
Finally, Fury Impact is Kingston's SO-DIMM line for laptops and certain small format systems (usually mini PCs). Available capacities range from 8 GB to 64 GB (2×32 GB), at speeds of 2,666 MT / s, 2,933 MT / s and 3,200 MT / s.
All of these modules and kits contain preconfigured profiles for Intel (XMP) and AMD (DOCP). In terms of pricing, there are too many kits to list them all, but overall, Kingston keeps things competitive. For example, a 16GB Kingston Fury Beast RGB DDR4-3600 memory kit sells for $ 107 Kingston Web Store.
It will be interesting to see what kind of speeds are heading to Kingston for its inevitable shift to DDR5 territory, when Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs arrive later this year. Alternatively, you can buy some of these kits in the form of DDR3, if you have an earlier platform (I recently removed the Core i7 4790K Devil’s Canyon system that used DDR3 memory).