Team Group has released another version of their popular XTREEM series with this all white variant which still supports the full RGB spectrum. There is plenty of variation to choose from as well, with kits starting from 3200 MHz CL14 all the way to 4000 MHz CL18 respectively.

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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

 

Since there are too many variations too chose from within this range, here are some of the most popular and interesting choices. Pricing wise, the numbers are all over the place depending on availability and global semiconductor trend. Our testing sample for today is the 16GB 3600 MHz CL18 kit which is the first one below.

 

Presentation and Specification

 

*Courtesy of their website.*

* Series: XTREEM ARGB (Addressable RGB) White DDR4 GAMING MEMORY
* Module Type: 288 Pin Unbuffered DIMM Non ECC
* Capacity: 16GB Kit (2x8GB), 32GB Kit (2x16GB), 64GB Kit (2x32GB)
* Frequency: 4000, 3600, 3200MHz
* Dimensions: 48.7(H) x 133.7(L) x 8.6(W) mm
* Heat Spreader: Aluminum heat spreader
* A white and flawless morning star
* Full-screen light penetrating design keeps it colorful and translucent
* Premium overclocking 10-layer board
* Support O.C. Profile for one click overclocking
* Support multiple lighting control software

 

Visual Inspection and Installation

 

The packaging is identical with the first version of the XTREEM lineup but with the updated new white them of course. As usual the branding and overall design is on point and very easy to see that this is a Team Group T-Force product.

Slide the top cover which reveals the main box. Even this one is appropriately branded.

The box has 2 plastic trays in order to accommodate 4 stick kits, hence why our sample has only one tray occupied.

As for the accessories, you still get the cleaning cloth, a small user’s guide and the T-Force logo sticker.

So here is the all white heatspreaders XTREEM ARGB RAM kits that look really good!

They are 48.7mm tall and have a 10 layer black PCB. From the Thaiphoon Burner decoding, they use SK Hynix chips and thus are rated out of the box for CL18-22-22-42 timings @ 1.35v.

Even at this height, you can still fit in them small form factor enclosures like the DAN-A4 SFX case without a problem, which has a max limit up to 52mm.

Now onto the RGB. Well, luckily the camera manged to capture the overall effect because when these illuminate at night they look like there are transcending light. It’s a very cool looking glow that they emanate, so Team Group did a great job here with the lightbar.

The will boot up of in their default white LED setting which will make a perfect kit for those who want to colour coordinate an overall white themed build. But this doesn’t mean that you are stuck with only one colour because they offer the full RGB spectrum as well.

 

Testing Methodology

 

We will employ a run of synthetic benchmarks at their X.M.P/D.O.C.P value of 3600 MHz for 1.35v @ CL18-22-22-42. After this we will then try to overclock them further to see how much free performance we can squeeze out of them.

As for the overclocking scenario, we managed to reach 4133 MHz by increasing the VDIMM voltage from 1.35v to 1.425v and more importantly with the same stock latencies and 1T command rate(!) but with only a small penalty in tRC 94 vs 82 stock XMP/DOCP. This is considered an even better overall result because that’s an ideal scenario when it comes to RAM, to increase the speed (MHz) without sacrificing on the looser main timings front.

These being said, we strongly recommend that you don’t touch the SOC voltages since this will create instabilities for the PCIe Gen4 AMD motherboards. Hence why the above OC was achieved by taking the stock X.M.P/D.O.C.P profile and manually adding the MHz and DRAM voltage while leaving the sub-timings on auto.

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 1803
RAM: 32GB Corsair LPX Vengeance 3600 MHz CL18
Boot SSD: Silicon Power 2TB UD70 M.2 Gen3x4 QLC 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
32GB DDR4 Neo Forza FAYE 4000 MHz CL19
32GB DDR4 Silicon Power Turbine RGB 3600 MHz CL18
16GB DDR4 Silicon Power Turbine RGB 3200 MHz CL16

Software:

OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
CPU-Z v1.95To 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, latest updates
NVIDIA Drivers466.63

 

Testing, Results and Analysis

 

Let’s start with the CPU intensive benchmark – Cinebench’s R15. This is not a direct test for RAM but more an indirect help to the CPU to get better results. Since the operating system and has been updated to the new 21H1 pack we had to redo all the runs from other available competition RAM kits. As usual on the left we have the stock results while on the right we have the XTREEM White kit overclocked.

Usually R15 favours raw speed but here the 32GB kits still take the lead by a small margin. Also our OC for the XTREEM kits offer a nice bump in performance.

Next up is R20 which is a more modern up to date multi core benchmark suite. Here the OC scales even better over the stock D.O.C.P profile.

Next up is the integrated memory benchmark from AIDA64 so we can inspect the overall read, write and copy bandwidth. The latency and the read speeds suffer a bit in the OC scenario but it achieved better copy and write numbers over the stock setting.

The last synthetic test comes from Geekbench which gives us an overall performance index for both single and multi core scores. Nothing spectacular happens here number wise.

Now for a gaming session, one benchmark run in the latest Assassin’s Creed title, Valhalla. Please check the comparison video to witness the overall fluidity as well which favours the OC scenario.

 

Conclusion

 

Even with SK Hynix IC equipped chips, these XTREEM kits still performed magnificent in the overclocking scenario since we managed to get 533 MHz extra speed while maintaining the stock timings. Very happy that they listened since our last review and increased the variety of this series up to 64GB which is another win for the consumers. Eye-candy wise, these are a marvellous creation and will spice up any build with their excellent light glow. Another easy one to gauge from T-Force since these XTREEM White ARGB RAM kits excel in all areas and some of them that have the lower latencies out of the box will come with the Samsung B-die chips.

The good:

+ Excellent overall performance
+ Very easy to get more performance out of the box
+ Still one of the best looking RAM kits out there
+ The RGB implementation is excellent
+ The new white theme is very pretty
+ Up to 64GB / 4000 MHz variants

The bad:

– Availability and price

 

Glob3trotters “Highly recommend” Award 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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