And here we are: Kingston brands post-HyperX era. Many of us who have worked with Kingston have been very curious what direction the company would take following their sale of the HyperX brand. For those unaware, HyperX was the high-performance and gaming arm of Kingston that started with their HyperX DRAM products nearly a decade ago but have received tremendous success as a gaming peripheral brand with the HyperX Cloud kicking everything off. We’ve been with Kingston all throughout this time and have covered their first Kingston HyperX SSD, their commemorative Kingston HyperX 10th anniversary memory and of course, almost all the variations of their headset including the first Kingston HyperX Cloud. Today we’re once again part of another first for Kingston as they progress to a new chapter of the brand: the birth of FURY.
As mentioned, HyperX has for a time been a separate brand from Kingston and has been promote as such to the extent that we were requested to present HyperX as a standalone brand and not as a Kingston subsidiary around 2 years ago. Almost a year ago, it was announced that HP will now own the HyperX brand and its gaming peripheral products. This leaves Kingston with all of their DRAM products but without a brand to market their high-end, high-performance part with. No problem, Kingston’s got that part already. Taking the name of one of its most popular memory module, the Fury, Kingston is now turning that name into an entire brand with the Kingston FURY brand, and yes it is stylized as all-caps.
The Kingston FURY line will retain all NAND and DRAM products from Kingston from the HP turnover and will rename a couple products including the one we have for review for today: the Kingston FURY Renegade RGB DDR4-4600 memory kit. Read on!
Kingston FURY – New Memory Lineup
Kingston took this opportunity to also revise their thick port folio of memory. With the previous brand having many models under its umbrella, a more streamlined lineup would serve well to help keep the new branding easy to recall. That being said, Kingston has been advertising the Kingston FURY lineup which consists of the flagship Renegade RGB and is joined by the FURY Beast RGB and a FURY Impact SODIMMs. Under the Renegade and Beast banner are non-RGB variants which in the case of the Renegade, will have some of the higher-clocked kits that Kingston offers.
As of this moment, the FURY Beast and FURY Impact will have DDR3 offerings but the Renegade family is strictly DDR4.
The kits are offereed in singles and up to 256GB kits in speeds up to 5333. See actual product listing for exact capacity and configuration.
Features & Specifications – Kinston FURY Renegade
Singles: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB
Kit of 2: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB
Kit of 4: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Kit of 8: 128GB, 256GB