Page 10 - Overclocking and Conclusion
Does the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB DDR4-4000 2x8GB prove Thermaltake is able to manufacture memory modules capable of competing with other kits? While some of the memory-centered synthetic tests were underwhelming for a DDR4-4000 kit, the TOUGHRAM XG RGB also showed promising real-life simulation results. Otherwise, fairly consistent performance was demonstrated throughout the benchmarking tests, where the TOUGHRAM XG RGB managed to hold its own against other memory sets. When it comes to overclocking, I was able to take the TOUGHRAM XG RGB 2x8GB from DDR4-4000 to DDR4-4066, Prime95 stable. Even with the timings loosened, this gives us an underwhelming 1.65% increase in speed, although I cannot reasonably complain since DDR4-4000 is already quite fast. The Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB 2x8GB modules have a uniquely designed set of medium profile heatspreaders with SK Hynix chips underneath. The addressable RGB lighting is vibrant and looks great on the unique X-shaped lighting bar. The RGB lighting is also compatible with all popular motherboard manufacturer lighting software along with Thermaltake’s own selection of lighting programs. The TOUGHRAM software is also a neat interface, offering a variety of lighting customization and monitoring options. For about $185 at press time, the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB is about what I would expect from a 2x8GB capacity set running at 4000MHz. Overall, the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB DDR4-4000 2x8GB is a memory kit worth looking into if you want a unique set of RAM modules with beautiful RGB lighting, decent performance, and special TOUGHRAM software made for enhancing the user experience with these modules.
Thermaltake provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
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The Thermaltake TOUGHRAM XG RGB DDR4-4000 2x8GB RAM stands out from the crowd with a unique design and vibrant RGB lighting while holding its own with capable real-life performance.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 10
7. Benchmark: 3DMark
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R20
10. Overclocking and Conclusion