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Review: Team Group T-Force Dark Pro 16GB DDR4-3466 (TDPGD416G3466HC16CDC01)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 20 June 2018, 11:01

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Memory Bandwidth, Latency

We're using an AMD Ryzen 2700 platform for testing, overclocked to an all-core 4.0GHz to better reflect an enthusiast's system. As a comparison, and to see any differences for running faster memory, we've also benchmarked a 16GB kit (2x8GB) of G.Skill's Trident Z RGB DDR-3200 14-14-14 memory and a pack of a set of HyperX Predator RGB, costing about the same as the £210 demanded by these modules. We're evaluating performance in Cinebench, HandBrake, 3DMark Time Spy, and Far Cry 5.

A word on overclocking. The modules are specified pretty close to their ceiling. We were only able to hit 3,600MHz with looser 17-19-19-40 timings, and adding voltage on top of the 1.35V spec didn't do much to increase headroom. Maybe it's the motherboard, maybe it's the modules, but don't expect DDR4-4000-plus speeds from this set.

There should be no doubt that faster-rated modules benchmark better, but we're surprised that the Team Group pair is able to eke out so much of a lead in the write and copy benchmarks.

All of this bodes well for extracting the maximum from a high-quality Ryzen build.