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Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB DDR4-3200 16GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review (Page 4)

By: Chad Sebring from Oct 28, 2019 @ 11:29 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ThermaltakeModel: R009D408GX2-3200C16A

AMD Performance


AIDA 64 read performance for the TOUGHRAM RGB shows them at XMP sliding in just between the 3000MHz and 3200MHz chart filler comparative kits, where it should be. Lowering the timings helped, but puts it just ahead of the Silicon Power kit, but just barely. However, getting them up to 3400MHz makes a massive jump in performance.


Write performance bodes well for the Thermaltake memory. All of the results are better than the Silicon Power offering, even if the XMP profile takes it by a couple of points. Lowering the timings is worth another 400MB/s, where the overall speed takes that gap another 2300MB/s further up the list.


The copy performance in AIDA 64 is more of the same story as the TOUGHRAM slides in ahead of the Silicon Power kit. We have an instance where lower timings have an ill effect, as a 200MB/s loss to the XMP profile option is a loss, no matter how you spell it. However, more speed helped again, boosting performance 3300MB/s, as it closes in on the 3600MHz kit just above it.


We realize that many users out there go by the latency results shown in AIDA 64, so we added it to keep track. Comparing latency, we start to see oddities, though, as some memory with better results comes in with higher latencies, and even though the TOUGHRAM shows some of the lowest latencies in this chart, it performed as we expected a 3200MHz CAS 16 kit to do.


Super Pi is considerably slower on AMD than on Intel, but all the same, we put the set of DDR4 in a head to head battle here. Sadly, overclocking the TOUGHRAM RGB for this benchmark did not bode well for the effort. The DOCP settings offered the lowest time of them all and came in third place overall, which is better than we expected.


We also decided to move into 3DMark testing, but as far as the options go, we ended up using the Fire Strike Physics scores, as it eliminates variables, as it is a test directed at the CPU and memory performance. Using the DOCP to take care of the RAM, we find it showing well here with a second-place result. Lowering the timings caused us a penalty in performance, but adding 200MHz gave us an additional 204 points!


PCMark 10 is an entirely different creature, using a slew of tests to stress the system for those looking for productivity results. Again, the DOCP control does better than lowering the timings did but came in at fourth-place this time. Adding more speed did not pay off nearly as big as in other tests, but it did get us closer to that 3600MHz kits results.


When it comes to compressing files with 7-Zip, less time to accomplish the task is always better. At just 3200MHz, we see a third-place finish again, but we were also able to knock off nearly four seconds lowering the timings and increasing the speed add similar performance gains still.


Cinebench is finicky with RAM clocking, but it prefers the DOCP settings of the TOUGHRAM, putting it in second place. We took a hammering trying it with lower timings, but the best result in this chart is had with 3400MHz of speed, and that is against 3600 and 4000MHz kits in this chart!


In Handbrake, there is no way to deny the whooping Thermaltake put down in these results. While opting for the DOCP is the best option when transcoding, we did not expect the first-place finish here.

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