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Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB DDR4-3200 16GB Dual Channel Memory Kit Review (Page 5)

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

Intel Performance

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AIDA 64 read performance is what we expected. Still slightly behind the Silicon Power set with XMP profiles active. Lowering the timings did not help us that much, but increasing speed to 3466MHz puts over 3000MB/s on the board over XMP, and falls just behind the 3600MHz results of the TEAM kit in the chart.

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Write performance has the TOUGHRAM in third place overall comparing XMP to XMP. Again, not much of a bump for taking time to lower the timings, but more speed pays off to the tune of 3400MB/s boost for a second-place result.

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AIDA copy performance shows us that the TOUGHRAM does not do so well in this area. Using XMP to do its thing, we see a fifth-place finish. This time lowering the timings does put like 8-MB/s advantage over XMP, and increasing speed gets you another 1000MB/s.

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Similar to what we saw with the AMD system, Thermaltake TOUGHRAM does well in the area of latency. In this chart, latency is third overall, but dropping the timings helped some, but not as much as adding speed, where we topped this chart with the TOUGHRAM RGB.

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Fourth place is respectable when it comes to Super Pi times. Lowering the timings was of no help to us in this test, but we see back to back chart-topping results with just 3466MHz of speed out of the TOUGHRAM.

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Fire Strike physics scores have the TOUGHRAM towards the bottom of the list but are only thirty points out of the next spot up. In this instance, overall speed increase does pay off a touch, but it is the lowered timings that jump right on up, 15 points from the top listing!

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Use of PCMark 10 shows that when it comes time to the daily grind on a PC, you may be better served with the TOUGHRAM. With a third-place score, there is nothing to complain about! While either way we tried to clock the memory gave us a performance boost, it is the lowered timings that edges out the increased speed.

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In general, if you plan to compress a ton of files, maybe the TOUGHRAM RGB is not what you desire. Nearing the bottom of the chart with XMP 2.0 active, it does not look good. However, for those that like to tinker, we got really close to first place, but that 4600MHz kit still has another three seconds advantage on our results.

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Cinebench hammers on the Thermaltake RAM as well, putting it one step from the bottom of the chart. Shockingly, lowering the timings or adding speed pays off big in this test with the Intel system, bypassing all but a single set of DDR4.

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Handbrake seems to like what Thermaltake did, as the XMP 2.0 profile usage took this kit right into first place. More speed did not help us even slightly, but the use of lower timings dropped another ten seconds off the time.

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