A Dual Channel introduction
Teamgroup T-Force Night Hawk DDR4 Memory
High performance 3000 MHz - Low Latency (C16) - LED active memory kit
We review a 16GB DIMM DDR4 memiry kit, the T-Force Night Hawk 3000 MHz CAS16 DDR4 memory from Teamgroup. It is high-frequency, it has animated LEDs and runs XMP 2.0 memory profiles on Intel platforms as well. Join us as we review some of the nicest looking DIMM bars of memory your money can get you.
DDR4 memory modules you can choose plenty from, the cheap but dull all green Kingston Value memory for example works absolutely fine. Then the regular mainstream DIMMs, then step it up a little and say high-frequency memory is a hint faster and often cooler looking inside your PC with the fancy designs and heatspreaders. Then there's enthusiast grade memory for the performance enthusiasts, which is what we will look at as Teamgroup has released T-Force Night Hawk memory. The DIMMs we received from them clock in at a 3000 MHz (effective), considering that a lot of you run your memory at 2133 MHz and for DDR3 actually 1600 MHz, that's nearly double the memory frequency. But how will that relate to performance?
Stylish RAM memory for the people that need fast performance, the people that build their own PCs, perhaps customize it a little. In that mindset Teamgroup released an updated SKU based on quality, performance and aesthetics as the T-Force Night Hawk have LEDs that animate.
Not the cheapest, but pretty cool with great looks and frequencies rating up to even PC4-24000 (3000 MHz) that can be enabled with a simple XMP profile in your BIOS. We received a dual channel kit, 16GB of it, configured over 2 DIMMs thus holding 8 GB each. Rated PC4-24000 / 3000MHz at CAS latency 16, and sure this has to be one of the coolest looking memory kit anno 2016. The end results will be very interesting as we'll simply take this memory seated on a Core i7 6950 Extreme / X99 Intel chipset setup and evaluate it to the baseline performance of other chipsets/processors and their respective reference baseline performance.
Teamgroup is offering the kits with clock speed of the memory modules ranges up-to and over a scorching 3000 MHz these days with varying CL timings. We test the more normalized CL16 version, their DDR4 3000MHz CL16-18-18-38 16GB (2x8GB) 1.35V kit . Depending on the what platform you use it, it is a dual-channel kit. Have a peek at the video first as it demonstrates the DIMMs with LED (red breathing) animation.