TeamGroup T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) 6000 MHz CL40 Memory Kit Review – Enter The Next-Gen

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TeamGroup T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5-6000 32 GB CL40

November 2021
Type Memory Kit
Price TBA

TeamGroup is the creator of some of the most high-quality memory products for the PC industry. They have come a long way since their inception in 1997 and went on to become one of the fastest-growing product manufacturers and a leading brand around the globe.

Since the arrival of DDR4 memory in the mainstream market, TeamGroup started a separate line of DIMM kits under their new T-Force brand. The T-Force brand is the more enthusiast and gamer aimed memory series with a sheer focus on quality and performance. For this review, TeamGroup sent me their brand new T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5-6000 32 GB CL40 memory kit.

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TeamGroup T-Force DELTA RGB 32 GB DDR5 Memory Kit Specifications

The TeamGroup T-Force DELTA RGB 32 GB DDR5 memory kit is designed to offer a combination of great gaming aesthetics and performance. The kit I received is optimized at a clock speed of 6000 Mbps (PC5-48000). The memory kit consists of dual 16 GB DIMMs which make up a total of 32 GB in capacity.

The memory kit has a tested latency spec of CL40 and the timings are 40-40-40-80 for this specific kit. The voltage set at reference is 1.35V and the memory kit comes in an unbuffered package with an on-die ECC (Error Correction) design. The memory kit is fully compliant with Intel's XMP 3.0 and can be easily set to its rated clock speeds through the BIOS shipped on the Z690 motherboards.

  • Series: DELTA RGB
  • Module Type: 288 Pin Unbuffered DIMM On-Die ECC
  • Capacity: 16GBx2
  • Frequency: 6000 Mbps
  • Data Transfer Bandwidth: 48.000 MB/s (PC5 48000)
  • Dimensions: 45.5(H) x 144.2(L) x 7(W)mm
  • Latency: CL40-40-40-80
  • Tested Voltage: 1.35V
  • Heat Spreader: Strengthened PMIC Cooling Design

The T-Force DELTA RGB 32 GB DDR5 memory kit is one of the most interesting design choices I have seen on DDR5 modules yet. It features a aesthetics choice that is tailored-made for gamers and has a aluminum heat spreader across the memory ICs along with a RGB LED diffuser on the top which looks great.

  • RGB Colors & 120° Ultra-Wide Lighting
  • Supports Intel XMP3.0 for One-Click Overclocking
  • Power Management ICs (PMICs) Equipped for Stable, Efficient Power Usage
  • Strengthened PMIC Cooling Design
  • On-die ECC for Stable System
  • High-Quality ICs Selected for Stability & Reliability
  • Equipped with Smart RGB IC Controller that Supports Various Lighting Effect Software

Teamgroup T-Force DELTA RGB 32 GB DDR5 Memory Kit Unboxing and Close Up

The T-Force DELTA RGB series comes in a small cardboard package. It has red and black accents all over it. The front of the package has the name and specifications sticker along with the marketing logos for T-Force and DELTA RGB brands. The front also reads the Lifetime Warranty for the DDR5 memory kit.

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The back of the box lists down a brief overview of the T-Force brand along with detailed features of the T-Force DELTA RGB series memory. The package also includes a warranty paper & a T-Force logo sticker.

Out of the box, I can note that the DELTA RGB from T-Force isn't your standard DDR5 DIMMs and actually rock a very premium look with a matte black aluminum shroud and the RGB diffuser in a very aggressive design.

The T-Force DELTA RGB series memory modules feature a large diffuser that is embedded on the top of the DIMMs.

The front side of the T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 memory has the T-Force, DELTA and DDR5 RGB labels while the other side has a sticker with the serial number and the specifications listed.

The dual-tone looks fantastic and the RGB lighting makes this memory kit look great with almost all kinds of build.

The large diffuser does make the modules stand out a bit taller which might cause an issue in terms of heatsink clearance if you're running an air cooler. Otherwise, the memory is one great piece of work by T-Force.

Following is how the TeamGroup T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 memory kits look like when installed in your PC:

Intel Z690 / Core i9-12900K DDR5 Memory Test Setup

For testing, I used the latest Intel Core i9 12900K processor along with the Z690 AORUS Master motherboard which can support higher frequencies memory without any issues. The XMP profile for each respective ram kit was enabled. That's 6000 Mbps CL36 for the G.Skill & 6000 Mbps CL40 for the T-Force kit.

DDR5 Memory Test Platform:

ProcessorIntel Core i9-12900K @3.2 GHz (Stock) (DDR5 Memory)
Intel Core i9-11900K @3.5 GHz (Stock) (DDR4 Memory)
Motherboard:Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Master (DDR5)
ASUS ROG Maximus XIII Extreme (DDR4)
Power Supply:ASUS ROG THOR 1200W PSU
Solid State Drive:Samsung SSD 980 PRO M.2 (1 TB)
Memory:TeamGroup T-Force Delta RGB 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-6000 CL40
G.Skill Trident Z5 32 GB (16 GB x 2) DDR5-6000 CL36
G.Skill Trident Z Royal 16 GB (8 GB x 2) DDR4-4400 CL18
Case:Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full Tower
Video Cards:MSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM X
Cooling Solutions:Corsair H115i PRO
OS:Windows 11 64-bit

The memory kit comprises 2 DIMMs that operate in dual channel mode. Since we were running a Z690 platform, the memory was operating in dual channel mode.

Additionally, I managed to get an overclock of DDR4-6333 Mbps with the T-Force kit while retaining the CL40 (40-40-40-84) timings at 1.35V.

DDR5 Memory Kit Performance Tests With Intel Core i9-12900K

I have separated the performance tests into two sections. The first section consists of pure synthetic and general workload tests while the second section would be focusing on gaming performance and how different games are affected by higher clocked memory sticks.

AIDA64 Memory Bandwidth Benchmark

For AIDA64 memory tests, I ran the kits at both stock and overclocked speeds. The stock speed was configured at the XMP 3.0 profile of 6000 Mbps CL40 for the T-Force memory kit.

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Gaming Performance Tests

Gaming applications generally don't see huge gains with different memory kits but DDR4 has enabled a huge gain in memory frequency which can impact gaming performance. Moving from the stock 3200 MHz to 3600 MHz and beyond 4000 MHz can have a slight effect on performance and the improved CAS timings on some of the high-end SKUs can result in better overall FPS and system responsiveness.

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Furthermore, while 8 GB has become the standard for gaming PCs, modern applications such as editing software and multi-tasking users can benefit hugely from 16 GB and 32 GB kits which have become more common in the gaming market over the last couple of years.

Conclusion (T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 Memory) Fast Memory & Gamer Aesthetics For All

The TeamGroup T-Force DELTA RGB DDR5 series has received a nice upgrade over its Delta R series predecessors based on the DDR4 standard. With DDR5, T-Force has delivered higher performance & faster transfer speeds, that in return provide nice gains in applications and gaming. The memory also features enough headroom for overclocking. Even with its 1.35V stock XMP voltage, the DIMMs can be pushed to +400 Mbps with ease. The net return is minimal over the JEDEC 4800 Mbps speed but you can tinker around and get even better overclocks.

The main hurdle in the way is the higher CAS latency due to the CL40 timings. The other kits we tested (more expensive ones too) have timings tuned to CL36 which still isn't close to what DDR4 was able to offer. It looks like T-Force preferred raw bandwidth over latency with their first-Gen of T-Force memory but given that this is the baseline of almost 90% of the memory kits out there, we will give T-Force the benefit of doubt and hope that their newer variants offer better latencies.

As for pricing, well we were told that these specific modules are very short in supply and currently, there's no set price but they are expected to be cheaper than the G.Skill Trident Z5 kit but slightly more expensive than the ELITE 4800 Mbps kits. So we can expect around $350-$400 US or higher for the DELTA RGB series. To round this up, TeamGroup is giving users building new PCs a very compelling DDR5 memory kit with overclocked specs, fantastic design choices, and RGB that works with all major vendors. It is a DDR5 memory that should definitely be on your list if the above three features are what you're looking for!

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