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TEAM T-Force DARK Z Alpha DDR4-4000 16GB Memory Kit Review (Page 5)

Chad Sebring | Jan 16, 2020 at 11:50 am CST - 2 mins, 29 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 68%Manufacturer: TEAMModel: TDZAD416G4000HC18JDC01

Intel Performance

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While we expected better results for our XMP run at read performance, we ended up with mediocre numbers. Lowering the timings delivers an advantage of over 2000 MB/s, while the overall increase in speed to 4133MHz is worth only 150 MB/s more.

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Write performance is some of the worst we have gotten using the XMP profile on any of the memory in the chart! Changing the timings or increasing speed helps, but not enough to impress us.

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The copy performance is very similar to what we just saw with write performance, lackluster at best! Down near the bottom is the XMP run, and while clocking the sticks does help, they get beat by many of the kits, and only one of them is faster, the rest are considerably slower.

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Latency is much better than we saw with the AMD system, and the DARK Z Alpha comes in right in the middle with the XMP run. Latency can be improved quite a bit with overclocking, taking this kit much closer to the top of the chart this round.

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Seventeen seconds from the lead, the TEAM kit is lacking in performance for Super Pi as well. Not a single kit higher on the chart is faster than the DARK Z Alpha, and no matter which way we opted to try to clock the kit, we ended with very similar results.

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The results for 3DMark Fire Strike are quite surprising! We had no thoughts of the DARK Z Alpha doing this well from what we saw in all of the other tests, but it pulls off a first-place finish right out of the box, only enabling XMP. However, counterproductive to the results, overclocking in this test was worth a considerable loss in points.

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PCMark 10 has our XMP run third from the bottom of the chart, which is disappointing again. Lowering the timings helped with points, and trying 4133MHz offered a few more, but still further down the list than it should be considering what we are dealing with.

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7-Zip hammers this kit as well, leaving TEAM at the bottom of the chart, again! We were able to reduce the run by twenty-four seconds with overclocking, but they are still nearly forty seconds out of the lead!

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Cinebench results for the XMP run are near the bottom of the chart, as we have come to expect now. While the points difference is small from best to worse, overclocking the TEAM DDR4 shows some merit in the results shown in green.

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At this point, we are out of synonyms for poor results as we see the DARK Z Alpha at the bottom of another chart. However, if you like to clock the memory, it has its advantages with an eighteen-second reduction opting for lower timings, and another thirteen seconds on top of that if opting for 4133MHz of speed.

Last updated: Jan 17, 2020 at 06:11 am CST

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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