There are already three lines of processors on the market that support DDR5 RAM, and the sticks of such RAM themselves are gradually becoming cheaper and becoming larger and faster. What is the current golden mean when buying RAM for a system that supports DDR5? This is a frequency of 6000-6400 MHz and the most compressed timings, preferably below CL40. The fastest modules, of course, can offer noticeably higher frequencies and even CL30 timings, but along with the improvement in performance, the price also increases almost exponentially, and therefore today I propose to take a look at the TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 RAM modules 6000 (CL38). In my case, we will talk about modules with white radiators, but they are also available in black.
There is nothing to say about packaging in the case of RAM modules, so let’s start right away with the appearance. TeamGroup packaged the T-Force Delta in aluminum heatsinks with large diffusers for RGB lighting on top. In my case, as already mentioned, the radiators are white with gray inscriptions and logos, but the printed circuit board of the memory itself is black. It’s worth clarifying that due to cooling and lighting, the modules turned out to be relatively tall (4.6 centimeters), and therefore I recommend asking in advance whether modules of this height are compatible with your cooling system (anything can happen). Owners of a life support system for a processor, of course, have nothing to worry about.
The mentioned RGB backlighting of the modules supports work with ASUS Aura, Gigabyte Fusion 2.0, MSI Mystic Light, ASRock Polychrome and Biostar Advanced Vivid LED, and therefore no one should have problems with controlling the light. By the way, it all looks like this.
Under the radiator, TeamGroup T-Force Delta has memory “banks” from SK Hynix, most likely M-Die (neither the software nor the memory chips themselves have exact information). As for the factory timings in the XMP profile, these are CL36-36-36-76. The modules themselves in my hands have a capacity of 16 GB for each strip and a frequency of 6000 MHz at 1.35 volts.
To test the RAM, I used a system with an Intel Core i5-12600K processor and an ASUS ROG STRIX B760-F GAMING WIFI motherboard. Let’s start testing with memory and processor indicators at stock values and without activating the XMP profile, just to get basic indicators.
Now you can look at the updated results after activating the XMP profile. This may seem funny to some, but people who forget (or neglect) to enable XMP in the BIOS are not uncommon, and therefore it is especially worth demonstrating for them what they are losing due to their reluctance to spend 20 extra seconds on activating XMP and restarting the computer.
As for manual overclocking, we managed to squeeze out 6400 MHz from the modules at 1.4 volts (the maximum safe value) with timings of 40-40-40-84, but here the performance gain turned out to be quite insignificant, and therefore there is no point in discussing the results I do not see.
As for games, in order to see the difference on the settings that people actually play with, you need at least an RTX 4080, or better yet an RTX 4090, which I don’t have on hand.
Let’s summarize traditionally
If you are right now looking for DDR5 RAM to build a new PC on Intel Core 12-13 generations or AMD Ryzen 7000, then here is a good mid-budget option, which will definitely be enough for 99% of users. Yes, you can always play the lottery and buy cheaper modules for subsequent overclocking, but among DDR5 there are no Samsung B-dies that are almost guaranteed to overclock superbly, and therefore there is a possibility that the savings will not be so economical due to loss of some percentage of productivity. However, only you can decide what RAM will be installed in your new PC.
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