We recently reviewed a product from Team Group’s new T-Create series which is aimed at content creators and creative professionals. Today we have a look at the new RAM kits. Naturally, you would expect to see large capacity options and the T-Create Classic 10L has just that – up to 64 GB.

To further explain the goal here, unlike regular computer tasks, content creators can actually utilize sizable system memory. Editing raw 4K or even 8K video, can easily require 64 GB of memory. What separates gaming focused memory from productivity memory, are the timings and rated speed. Games don’t utilize all of the system memory for extended periods of time, but that’s exactly what professionals do with workstations. Because of the critical endurance required, workstation memory have to be focused on reliability and not pure speed.

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TeamGroup Inc. was founded in 1997 in Taiwan. TEAMGROUP Inc. possesses professional research and development capabilities, high quality products, rapid productivity, a tightly-knit global sales network and complete customer services. TEAMGROUP mainly produces its own brand of memory modules, memory cards, USB flash drives, solid state disks, peripheral series, mobile accessories and industrial applications. Gaming competitions have drawn worldwide attention in the recent years, so TEAMGROUP integrated its gaming memory modules into “T-FORCE” product line which is specifically designed for people who pursuit extreme high speed and excellent performance.

 

Prices and Availability

 

There are 3 capacity options, 2 main frequency categories and 2 latency sets which gives you 6 kits to choose from. You can have 16, 32 or even 64 GB in either 2666 or 3200 MHz @ CL19/22. Prices start from $60 all the way to $229 which is really good considering you get 64GB which in a creator’s world is as previously explained, almost mandatory.

 

Presentation and Specification

 

*Courtesy of their website.*

The T-Create Classic series of memory, as you can see across of all its models, does not use the popular X.M.P/D.O.C.P profiles for frequency and timings. Instead, it implements the full JEDEC memory standard, which the motherboard automatically detects and applies. Thus there is no need to activate anything in the bios, just simply install the memory and enjoy.

At just 32 mm tall they are perfect for any type of build, since they reduce the risk of any height interferences, like the CPU heatsink.

 

Visual Inspection and Installation

 

We have a minimalist branding yet effective packaging design. The main information like the series, capacity and frequency are printed on the front.

It goes into more detail on the back regarding features such as a 10 layer PCB, higher quality chips and even information regarding the height of the memory modules. Lastly, we can see the product stickers via these small openings.

Regarding accessories it comes only with a branded sticker badge and a quick user manual.

The T-Create 10L DDR4 kit uses stamped aluminum for the heatsink which has a modest fin yet angular design that gives the heatsink more surface area for cooling and why not a unique style.

As you can see the overall footprint is very small and compact at just 32 mm tall thus making this kit an excellent first choice for any small form factor build.

On the back it has all of the main specs like the detailed product code, latency and serial number.

As per a top view, it features the ‘T-Create’ series printed on the heatsink.

 

Testing methodology

 

We will employ a run of synthetic benchmarks at their JEDEC value of 3200 MHz for 1.2v since it doesn’t rely on XMP 2.0 overclocking profiles like virtually any RAM kit out there. No further need to emphasise that this memory is not intended for overclocking nor to be a speedy gamer kit. That said, we were able to squeeze out a respectable low-voltage overclocked profile, which produced an excellent performance boost over the rated JEDEC profile for 3600 MHz CL18-22-22-42 @ 1.35v.

As you can see, there is no XMP/DOCP profile, just plug and play and you are good to go.

Hardware used:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AM4 – 4c/8t @ 65W TDP
CPU Cooler: Asetek 645LT 92mm AIO
Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX B550-i Gaming mITX @ BIOS 0608
RAM: 32GB (2×16) Corsair LPX Vengeance 3600 MHz CL18
Boot SSD: T-Create Classic 1TB TLC PCIe NVMe
SSD: T-Force Cardea Liquid 512GB TLC PCIe NVMe
Video card(s): ASUS GTX 1080 STRIX A8G
PSU: Corsair SF750 SFX Platinum
Case: DAN A4-SFX V4.1 ITX
Case fans 92 mm: Noctua NF-A9x14 HS-PWM.chromax.Black.swap

Competition RAM:

32GB DDR4 Crucial Vengeance LPX 3600 MHz CL18

Software:

OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 20H2
CPU-Z v1.92To verify the CPU’s and RAM’s statistics
Aida64 Extreme v6.20Memory analysis and Benchmark suite
Geekbench Pro v5.2.5Great overall benchmark suite of tests
Cinebench R15Popular CPU benchmark
Cinebnech R20The new revised version optimised for the newer multi-core CPUs
3D/Game(s)Assassin’s Creed Valhalla set at FHD, with everything at Max quality Settings, no V-Sync
NVIDIA Drivers461.09

 

Testing, Results and Analysis

 

Let’s start with the CPU intensive benchmark – Cinebench’s R15. The results are pretty normal (stock on the left, OC on the right) considering that the timings are pretty loose in stock form for the T-Create 10L kit because it focuses on stability rather than raw speed. Nevertheless, in OC form we almost match a gaming kit with factory XMP/DOCP profiles.

On paper, the main settings are the same but it looses a bit due to the sub-timings not being fully optimised which is a very time consuming process to manually find the maximum performance/stability ratio.

We see a similar story in R20 with the mention that the OC results didn’t scale that well like previously seen in R15.

Next up is the integrated memory benchmark from AIDA64 so we can inspect the overall read, write and copy bandwidth. There is a very close match in the ‘Write’ and ‘Copy’ tests between the OC scenario and the LPX kit.

The last synthetic test come from Geekbench which gives us an overall performance index for both single and multi core scores. Here we get a very interesting results, the manual OC on the T-Create 10L kit takes the lead by a few points.

Now for a gaming session, one benchmark run in the latest Assassin’s Creed title, Valhalla. The raw numbers don’t show that big of a difference hence why please check the video as well for the complete perspective.

 

Conclusion

 

This is a great memory kit but it all depends on how you look at it. If you are a beginner in building your computer for the first time, this is the perfect solution, because of its plug and play nature. Team Group specifically made it like this to ensure bulletproof stability over raw speed. The fact that you can still overclock it to a similar kit that comes from factory with the XMP/DOCP profiles, is a great bonus because that’s the appeal of OC’ing – free performance. Its main purpose however, as they market it, is for content creators that require a a lot of capacity headroom and for its current price, it does just that. This 32 GB kit will be enough for 4K editing and if by any chance your workflow revolves around 8K, they have the 64GB variant as well. Combined with a low profile neutral colour heatsink, this can tick a lot of boxes even for small form factor builds. All in all, I don’t see why you can’t have this kit for all computer users, not just content creators and workstation professionals.

The good:

+ Plug and play nature
+ Specifically made for endurance, stability, low temps
+ Low profile metal heatsink
+ Up to 64 GB dual channel kits
+ Can still be overclocked for respectable gains

The bad:

– Low stock timings

 

Glob3trotters “Highly Recommend” Award 4.5 out of 5

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A lot of thanks to Team Group for supplying us with this kit !

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