Core i9 13900K DDR5 7200 MHz (+memory scaling) review

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It's as basic as that — so you know what to look for in the stores, and then we move on to everything else. We now see a pair of black PCBs with black heat spreaders and wing-shaped tops, which TEAM has used for quite some time. TEAM chooses pinstriping near the bottom to define the shapes, leaving the inset areas at the top alone but with DDR5 RGB on one side and Delta on the other. The T-Force name and logo are prominently displayed in the centre of these hairline-finished spreaders, and the thick light diffuser on top completes an appealing kit for review.


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Here we have the DIMMs after unpacking. These are 32 GB (2x16GB) 7200 MHz DIMMs in a kit; cool that on the flip side of both sticks, the pinstriping is visible at the bottom, but the rest of the top half is left blank to accommodate product stickers. The model number of the stick, not the kit, is shown on the left side of the sticker, along with the density, rank, timings, and voltage. The serial numbers are located beneath the bar code, and to the right is a warning that removing these will void the warranty.t the PCB is black as most motherboards also have a black PCB these days. Intel XMP version 2.0 is, of course, supported.


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As you might have noticed from that sticker, this kit can manage latencies of CL34-42-42-84 at 1.40 Volts, and that fast latency for this type of memory (DDR5) is alright. For optimal stability, we do recommend you stick to the manufacturer's suggested settings at default SPD or that preconfigured XMP profile.


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The diffusers are angled to resemble the heat spreaders. We appreciate the extra care taken to shape it while also allowing for much more diffuser to show than is typical of RAM. TEAM prints the series name T-Force with black paint onto the right end, which will be at the top when installed on a motherboard, as an added show of the name.


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We recommend 8GB as a bare minimum in a PC these days, 16GB for a little extra in your spicy gaming rig, 32GB for those who use memory-intensive applications / perform memory-intensive transcoding and/or content creation, and 64GB for those who have specific workloads. Starting with DDR5 the trend is shifting to 32GB for high-end and enthusiast-class PCs though.


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The T-Force Delta RGB's RGB lighting appears subdued under the photo booth's bright lights, but in a darker room, it shines brighter than any other light on our test rig. Without adjusting any sync software, the RGB will display with a shifting colour pattern from top to bottom. You can also notice how this RAM stands out on the background of solid black, as was our intention.

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