TeamGroup Delta RGB DDR5 6000 MHz CL40 review

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Introduction

TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 6000 MHz CL40 32 GB (2x 16 GB)
Not the Delta, but rather an Alpha of the TeamGroup DDR5 family?

Today, we are checking the TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB 6000 MHz CL40. This is the first DDR5 kit that I had contact with, and overall it’s already from the upper range of the new type of memory. It has been introduced together with the Intel Alder Lake CPU family but should also be implemented in the AMD AM5 platform. But getting back to the reviewed product, the first information about the new series from TeamGroup memory was published in August ’21 (but the maximum frequency was 5600 MHz at that time). The sample that we got is a 2 x 16 GB 6000 MHz model, so it’s a high-frequency kit. Hilbert has already covered the memory scaling aspect in the article published on Christmas Eve, so if you want to search for the overall performance trends – that’s a great place to visit. DDR5 is the newest technology to hit the market, make headlines, and break world records. The DDR5 comes with a Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) from the most important things you need to know. It’s responsible for controlling voltage changes, optimizing the energy draw, and making it less demanding for the motherboard controller. The DDR4 nominal voltage is 1.2 V; for the DDR5, it’s 1.1 V. Typical XMP voltage for the older type of memory is 1.35V (sometimes 1.45 V); now, it’s mostly 1.25 V. Speaking of the XMP, till now, it was 2.0 revision, with the introduction of the DDR5 we’ve got the rev 3.0. The main difference is that the number of profiles has increased from three to five (three for the manufacturer settings and two placeholders for the users). After this short introduction – let’s present a bit the review sample. It’s the lowest frequency kit available from the T-Force Delta RGB series with a 6000 MHz clock, CL40-40-40-82 at 1.35V. Team Group, in the meantime, has revamped/refreshed this version and made it 6000 CL38-38-38-78 (1.25V). There are also two higher frequency kits available:

  • 6200 CL38-38-38-78 (1.25V)
  • 6400 CL40-40-40-84 (1.35V)

All versions are available in 2 x 16 GB – but that shouldn’t be an issue as 32 GB is enough for the majority of the users. The dimension of the memory module is 46.1(H) x 144.2(L) x 7(W)mm, so it’s not a low-profile form, and that can cause problems with some of the (air) CPU coolers. As for the compatibility – there’s a Z690 chipset given, as AMD didn’t release the compatible CPU/chipset yet.

There are two color versions, black (which we’ve received) and white). The T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 is equipped with a smart RGB IC controller compatible with lighting effect software such as ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0, MSI Mystic Light Sync, ASROCK-Polychrome Sync, and BIOSTAR Advanced VIVID LED DJ - for lighting effects and synchronization. With the RGB DDR5, gamers can design their lighting effects and create an incredibly stunning RGB system.


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We’ll check the kit only on one platform, with Z690 based motherboards (Asus Z690 Maximus Apex) combined with the Intel Core i9 12900K. We are traditionally going to try and squeeze something more out of it, so the standard 6000 MHz probably is not the last word here (or at least we might manage to fine-tune the latencies). If you prefer, you can always stay on the safe side and stick to the advertised frequency and latencies using XMP 3.0. The default parameters look great, so are the visual aspects – we need to check the performance then. A limited lifetime warranty backs the Delta RGB series. The price is ~460 USD. Ok, next page, please.

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