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This is a long overdue review of the the T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White DDR4-4000 memory kit. The dual channel memory kit retails for about $129.99 USD on Amazon and could be had for ₱9,499 PHP at Lazada.

The T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White DDR4-4000 is the fastest (on paper) DDR4 memory kit we have so far both in terms of frequency and latency. It also comes with 10-layer PCB wrapped in an elegant heatsink design.

Disclosure: TEAMGROUP sent this sample for the purpose of this review. The company did not ask me to say anything particular about it.

Technical Specifications

Memory
SDRAM DDR4
Interface LO-DIMM
Capacity 16 GB (2x 8 GB)
Frequency 4000 MHz
Timings CL18-22-22-42
Voltage 1.35 V
Dimensions
Length 133 mm
Width 8.6 mm
Height 48.7 mm
Weight 172 g

Packaging and Accessories

The TEAMGROUP T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White comes in an elaborate two part packaging.

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The package comes with the following items inside:

  • 2x TEAMGROUP T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White
  • Installation guide
  • T-FORCE case badge
  • Microfiber cleaning cloth

You know something is extra special if a microfiber cloth is a part of the whole package.

Design, Layout and Connectivity

The TEAMGROUP T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White is immaculate. It is one of the pretty, if not the prettiest of the memory kits that I have laid my eyes on. Certainly a huge contrast to the recently reviewed T-FORCE Delta RGB memory from the same company. The duality of their T-FORCE branding is just real.

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The XTREEM ARGB White is pretty tall at around 48.7 mm. Width is about 8.6 mm which is rather thick for a memory kit. Exercise caution if you are going to pair this with an air-cooled system or if you are unsure about your system’s cooling capabilities.

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Each T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White memory stick features a single rank module design – at least on our 8 GB per stick model here for review.

Test Setup and Methodology

Our test setup relies on the measurements taken from industry standard benchmark tools and real-world applications. It is important to note that we are testing the review sample after burn-in, with at least 24-hours of uptime. This is done so to negate the FOTB (fresh out the box) state of the DUT (device under test), yielding better benchmarking consistency.

Test System Specifications
CPU Intel Core-i9 12900K
Motherboard ASUS TUF Gaming B660M-Plus WiFi D4
Cooler Noctua NH-U12S Redux
Memory TEAMGROUP T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White DDR4-4000 16 GB
GPU GALAX RTX 2060 EX White 6 GB
Storage Kingston FURY Renegade 2 TB
Case Mechanical Library JXK-K2
PSU Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 850 W
Display LG UF680T
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

The DUT is tested with the following configuration from our test system:

  • UEFI configuration: Default
  • Windows Power Plan: Balanced

Arithmetic

Pi calculation speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via SuperPI.

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Roots calculation speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via WPrime.

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Even though it is the slowest, we still got an excellent arithmetic performance out of the DDR4-4000 kit from TEAMGROUP. Cinebench R20 score is a bit lagging but that’s a given.

3D Rendering

Cinema 4D score is measured in Points (pts). This is done via Cinebench R20.

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V-Ray 5 score is measured in V-Ray samples (vSamples). This is done via V-Ray 5 Benchmark.

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Our T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White is really close to the slowest DDR5 memory we got – at least on V-Ray 5.

Digital Content Creation

Image editing speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via RealBench and its built-in GIMP benchmark.

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Video encoding speed is measured in Seconds (s).This is done via RealBench and its built-in HandBrake benchmark.

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GIMP and HandBrake likes a good balance between latency and frequency so the T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White naturally pulled ahead of everything else we’ve got on the bench. That’s along with other TEAMGROUP offerings of course.

Web Browsing

Web browsing speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via PCMark 10 and its built-in Chromium benchmark.

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Web browsing speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via PCMark 10 and its built-in Firefox benchmark.

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Memory speed and latency does not impact our web browser benchmarks as much as the others.

Office Productivity

Productivity speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via PCMark 10 and its built-in LibreOffice Writer benchmark. The test aims to check the speed of loading documents.

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Productivity speed is measured in Seconds (s). This is done via PCMark 10 and its built-in LibreOffice Calc benchmark. The test aims to check the speed of copying data and compute.

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Excellent performance we got here at the productivity benchmarks.

Compression

Compression speed is measured in Kilobyte per Second (KB/s). This is done via WinRAR and its built-in benchmark.

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Instruction speed is measured in Giga-Instructions per Second (GIPS). This is done via 7-Zip and its built-in benchmark.

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Unfortunately, our compression benchmarks likes memory kits with higher data-rates and capacity.

Gaming

Frame rate is measured in Frames per Second (FPS). This is done via Final Fantasy XVI: Endwalker and its official benchmark. The test aims to check the 1% low FPS performance.

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Frame rate is measured in Frames per Second (FPS). This is done via Sid Meier’s Civilization VI and its built-in benchmark. The test aims to check the 1% low FPS performance.

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The T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White received the highest mark when it comes to the Civilization IV’s 1% percentile FPS.

Throughput and Latency

Memory throughput is measured in Megabytes per Second (MB/s). This is done via AIDA64 Extreme and its Cache and Memory Benchmark.

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Memory latency is measured in Nanoseconds (ns). This is done via AIDA64 Extreme and its Cache and Memory Benchmark.

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The T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White’s memory latency is the best I’ve measured on Intel’s latest platform. In contrast, it has the lowest throughput which is understandable for its frequency.

Thermals

Temperature is measured in degree Celcius (ºC) at system idle and load. This is done via AIDA64 Extreme and its System Stability Test.

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Temperature output is pretty good overall. I thought I’d see elevated figures here due to how tight each kit’s clearances are to each other.

Features

This is more of a musing but I really like how TEAMGROUP designed this memory from the ground up with lighting effects in mind. I do not usually praise lighting effects for components and peripherals but this one really is something else – like a well made neon sign with diffused yet  equally distributed lighting.

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Other than its pretty facade, the T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White is also compatible with major ARGB features found within motherboards across vendors without the need to employ data cables. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Final Thoughts

The TEAMGROUP T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White DDR4-4000 memory kit showed us that DDR4 is not dead yet, even with the influx of DDR5 models to choose from post launch. Our kit could go head to head with higher frequency DDR5 kits we’ve got on most benchmarks and with elegance to boot. Goes to show you could actually design a product with both functionality and form in mind.

Now the major issue I have with this kit is its local pricing – which is almost $180 USD when converted. Another one would be its possible clearance issue with high performance tower coolers. Granted, majority of the system builders I have spoken with were building LGA 1700 based machines with liquid coolers on top of their list so I could see why this shouldn’t be a problem for most.

In closing, the TEAMGROUP T-FORCE XTREEM ARGB White DDR4-4000  is one of the best DDR4 interface memory kits you could buy right now. It is well balanced in terms of pricing, performance and design elements combined.

TechPorn Awards 2018 (6)

TEAMGROUP T-Force XTREEM ARGB White DDR4-4000 Memory
9/10

Summary

TEAMGROUP’s T-Force XTREEM ARGB White in DDR4-4000 is a pretty memory kit with performance to back it up. Certainly a winner in its price bracket of $129.99 USD. At its local price point, that is a bit debatable though.

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