Review: Kingston Fury Renegade 5600 MT/s CL36 ECC R-DIMM


Packaging description:

Our Kingston Fury Renegade 5600 MT/s CL36 kit comes in a rather unusual box. We have to admit, we’re not used to this kind of packaging. Mind you, this is not a reproach. It’s important to understand that this type of memory kit is mainly intended for professional configurations, and therefore for use on server motherboards. The packaging is therefore only there to preserve the kit’s integrity. In this respect, the kit meets this need perfectly.

Once the box has been opened, we find our four strips inserted in pre-molded plastic. It’s not hard to imagine that there could be room for four more. On the transparent plastic lid is a label with all the technical information concerning this memory kit.

The Kingston Fury Renegade 5600 MT/s CL36 kit is aesthetically very sober, and the justification is also explained by its main use in professional configurations. The black PCB features no heatspreaders. The memory chips are simply covered with labels.

R-DIMM rather than U-DIMM format:

As we said in the introduction, there’s no need to buy this kit for your configuration, as the modules won’t fit on your motherboard. Our PCs are compatible with U-DIMM memory modules. Memory kits for server motherboards, for example, are in R-DIMM format. To put it simply, it’s the notch that’s not in the same place.

Features and cooling :

Our kit is clocked at 5600 MT/s, has timings of 36-38-38-80 and requires a voltage of 1.25 volts to operate. It comprises four 16 GB memory modules for a total of 64 GB. Each DDR5 R-DIMM memory module supports ECC to detect and correct data errors, improving data accuracy and reliability.

One side features the series name. On the other side, a label lists some of our kit’s features. In terms of price, this kit is currently available from Alternate Germany for 390 euros. Finally, the kit is XMP 3.0(Extreme Memory Profile) compatible. So don’t forget to activate the profile directly via your motherboard’s BIOS. nextpage title=”How to identify your memory kit: “]

Basic features :

You’re going to tell me that this is easy enough, since all you have to do is look at the references advertised by the manufacturer. Yes, but that’s not enough, especially if you’re planning to overclock it! Some information is given by the manufacturer, but you’ll have to dig around or even remove the heat sinks to find out the rest.

One side of the heatsink reads “Fury Renegade”, while the other features a label with the technical specifications of our model. This is what we’re going to look at in detail. For example, in the case of today’s model, here’s the information we know.

  • Brand: Kingston
  • Model: Fury Renegade
  • Capacity: 4 x 16 GB
  • Frequency: 5600 MT/s
  • Timings: 36-38-38-80
  • Voltage : 1.25 volts
  • Review:

In order to get an idea of the overclocking potential of your kit, this information is insufficient and you’ll need to go further. It’s also very important to know the revision of the PCB and the model of the chips used in your memory kit. Depending on this information, the kit’s overclocking performance will be very different.

To find this information, there’s currently only one solution: remove the heat sinks. The Taiphoon Burner software does not currently support DDR5 kits. Nor is there any indication that this will be the case in the coming weeks.

CPU-Z always present :

Fortunately, our trusty CPU-Z software is still with us, enabling us to verify this information, particularly with regard to the type of chips used in our kits. At present, there are three types of chip: Samsung, Hynix and Micron. Please note, however, that DDR5 kits can now be fitted with either Hynix M-die or Hynix A-die.

Our kit is perfectly recognized under Windows 11, and the different timings read perfectly. However, the SPD tab is not fully read. We also encountered this problem with the GSKill 128 GB Zeta R5 DDR5-6400 CL32 kit. It is therefore impossible for us to know via the software, the type of chips used.

The PCB of our memory kit:

We’re going to dismantle the heatsinks so that we can observe the PCB and identify the chips. Be careful not to accidentally detach any chips from the PCB! There’s no need to worry here, as these are stickers only.

As a reminder, the design of DDR5 modules will also be different from DDR4, with the presence of an on-board PMIC (power management integrated circuit) chip. The idea is to enable better power management and therefore system stability. The chip used here is a Texas Instrument TPS 53830. We also find the M88DR5RCD01 chip, which is a register clock driver (RCD) specific to R-DIMM memory kits that manage ECC.

Our kit therefore benefits from 10 Hynix M-die chips. But are you going to tell us that there are two too many? In fact, 8 are used for the 16 GB (8 x 2 GB) and two additional chips are there for the error detection specific to ECC kits. The Hynix chips carry the reference “H5CG48MEBD” and are 2 GB versions.