To start our testing I jumped right into things by putting the FURY Beast DDR4 RGB Special Edition kit up against other DDR4 kits we have tested in the past. I did this with AIDA64’s memory tests to check out read, write, copy, and latency performance. The kit is available in both 3200 MHz and 3600 Mhz kits and we have the faster 3600 MHz kit but in the past, we have tested a few other higher-clocked kits and it shows. The FURY Beast DDR4 RGB Special Edition kit didn’t do too back though, especially with its write speed numbers which outperformed all but the fastest kits. In the latency test however the CAS latency of our kit which is 18 struggled, Kingston does offer kits with a CAS latency of 16 and 17 as well.
I did also test the kit with Passmark Performance Test’s memory mark and I was surprised that the FURY Beast DDR4 RGB Special Edition kit beat some of the faster kits. This is most likely also due to improvements in AMD's memory handling over the years and also because the 3600 MHz clock speed works well with Ryzen’s infinity fabric.
After finishing my performance testing I did put the FURY Beast kit under load using the AIDA64 stress test and got a few thermal images to see how they handled some heat. Overall though they didn’t get too hot with the hottest area being just 31.6c and that was the area closest to the VRMs around the CPU. That said the temps were consistent for the most part. They were a little warmer at the top but the heatspreaders while mostly an aesthetic part of the memory did spread the heat out and there aren’t any hotspots on the memory.
With the top edge of the ram being one of the most visible parts of your computer it isn’t a surprise that RGB memory has become popular. Crucial and later Corsair both did lighting on their memory long before the RGB craze took off. The FURY Beast DDR4 RGB Special Edition has the wave-shaped diffusers that run the length of the top of each stick and it does a great job of taking away any hot spots from any of the individual LEDs. By default, the kit rotates through its colors but Kingston does have their own software or you can use any of the most popular motherboards' RGB software and control things.