HP’s acquisition of Kingston’s gaming division, HyperX, for $425 Million is still fresh for most of us gamers as there are not much products to release in both the PC component and peripheral market for these brands to be truly separate. Kingston has been releasing products that used the be in the HyperX gaming line with the new Kingston FURY branding starting with the Kingston FURY Renegade RGB DDR4 Memory that we reviewed a few months back. Since then, we have continued to see the FURY brand grow as it houses more performance memory and storage solutions for PC enthusiasts, gamers, and content creators. The latest addition to the FURY lineup is an all-new model under the DDR5 banner following Intel’s release with the 12th-generation Alderlake processors. The Kingston Fury Beast 32GB(2x16GB) DDR5 5,200MHz makes its way to our labs for testing alongside the Intel Core i9 12900K and ROG Strix Z690-E motherboard.
Like the DDR4 variants, the Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 is a tier down from the Kingston FURY Renegade line which we have yet to see. The Kingston FURY Beast DDR5 should come with RGB options but the kit that we have is a plain black variant with no lighting whatsoever. As of writing, Kingston has only released the FURY Beast DDR5 in memory configurations of either a single 16GB stick or a 32GB kit containing 2pcs of 16GB sticks. Frequencies on the Fury Beast DDR5 are limited to the base 4800MHz, 5200MHz, or 6000MHz with either CL38 or CL40 latency. Our specific kit for the review is the Kingston FURY Beast 32GB(2x16GB) 5200MHZ CL40 kit.
Kit of 2: 32GB
- Frequencies: 4800MHz, 5200MHz, 6000MHz
- Latencies: CL38, CL40
- Voltage: 1.1V, 1.25V, 1.35V
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 85°C
- Dimensions: 133.35mm x 34.9mm x 6.62mm