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Thermaltake expo day 3

Although Thermaltake is widely known for its impressive case and cooling options, these are not the only two areas in which the brand excels. Today we'll take a closer look at one of their impressive new RAM modules, the TOUGHRAM RGB DDR4 4400MHZ 16GB Memory Kit.

As we enter the new decade, the RAM market may be in the strongest and most competitive state, demonstrating high-performance, value-for-money options across the price range. So it will be interesting to see what this affordable RGB product can bring to the masses of consumers.

We will introduce the TOUGHRAM DDR4 kit step-by-step to understand its performance in a variety of scenarios, including gaming and multitasking workflows. We also compared it with top competitors such as Corsair's Vengeance LPX and G.SKILL's Trident Z RGB memory kit. Chapter

Don't say much, let's not waste time sneaking in!

In order to test the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB kit, we will perform each benchmark on the other two RAM kits. This will give us a better understanding of how effective Thermaltake's TOUGHRAM kit is (or not so good).

The following are the kits we will run:

As always, in order to ensure the fairness and justice of the RAM benchmark test, we have built a high-performance system to ensure that all RAM kits have equal opportunities.

Here is the benchmark test platform we decided to use:

Before discussing the benchmark test results, it is worth mentioning that our internal hardware testers were very impressed with the 4400Mhz working with the Ryzen platform. Said: "I know Zen 2 has vastly improved the Integrated Memory Controller (IMC), but I thought I had to call the frequency back to make it stable, but no, just set XMP."

Continued: "In our For example, it can be a good combination of CPU and a good motherboard. Always remember to check the QVL memory of the motherboard to make sure your RAM is compatible. Interestingly, ASUS TUF X570PLUS does not include the TOUGHRAM from Thermaltake, but it still works. "

From From an overclocking point of view, TOUGHRAM is not very cooperative to say the least. I decided to reset everything and try to squeeze time, but it won't release either. In addition, even Ryzen's DRAM calculator cannot provide a releasable time. "

In the end, with TOUGHRAM, you get what you get without much leeway (if any).

To test the drive kit RAM, we decided to run a series of games and comprehensive benchmarks to gain a broader understanding of the capabilities of RAM. We Starting from playing various games with different graphics requirements, and ending with some comprehensive benchmark tests.

Before we start, XMP (or DOCP) is loaded into the BIOS/UEFI, and the motherboard specifies the secondary time. If you don’t know, The secondary time (and tertiary time) is chosen by the motherboard. These will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, which means that MSI boards can choose a more stringent time schedule than ASUS.

The first game we decided to compare was "Far Cry 5". This is an interesting game "Far Cry 5", because although it makes full use of quad-core, it seems to work well in terms of single-core performance. Since Intel is still the king in terms of single-core performance, it's good to see the difference between the two. However, in this case, we only have AMD equipment on hand.

As can be seen from the results, "Far Cry 5" featured some very interesting numbers, even after we repeated the benchmark test many times. Although the average FPS of TOUGHRAM 4400MHz RAM seems to show fairly standard results, it actually has the worst 0.1% low of the three RAM kits.

Our benchmark test extraordinary Chris pointed out that he was not satisfied with the results, and went on to say that although other kits occasionally provide an abnormal minimum of 0.1%, TOUGHRAM is consistent.

Rainbow Six Siege is a modern version of my beloved CS: GO. This is a game I personally use to compare the performance of many peripherals. We are using competitive 1080p and 1440p settings to try to exclude the GPU, which means that the performance increase is due to the CPU and keeps it powered by instructions (so higher memory bandwidth should be the key). The performance results of

are diametrically opposed to the results of Far Cry 5, and the overall performance of TOUHGRAM 4400MHz RAM is very high. Although the average FPS of all three RAM kits is quite common and may be a GPU bottleneck, you will notice that Themaltake's TOUGHRAM's 0.1% and 1% lows are much higher.

The following is the more demanding total war: Warhammer II. This real-time strategy (RTS) game is still popular today, even more popular than the new Total War: Three Kingdoms, which is why it is part of our reference package.

We first looked at the average 1080p setting to exclude the GPU and to see any performance differences due to memory. It can be seen from the results that when using balanced G.SKILL memory, Total War: Warhammer II performs well, and TOUGHRAM produces results similar to Corsair's 3000MHz CL15 kit.

Next, we ran our custom benchmark on the Ultra setting, because although it puts higher demands on the GPU, it adds CPU and memory intensive aspects such as drive size, which means it’s in all Parts are equally exhausting. Even with the 1080p RTX 2060 Super, our GPU here is very limited, but the TOUGHRAM kit provides a slight advantage at a low point of 0.1%, and produces the best at a low point of 1% and an average frame rate data.

Assets are continuously streamed as you travel the world, so in theory, higher memory bandwidth should improve performance. The

results show that the medium setting is more friendly to 4400MHz TOUGHRAM because it returns the highest average frame rate and the lowest frame rate of 0.1%. However, in the "High" setting, the results for the average and 1% low are almost the same. TOUGHRAM fell by a low of 0.1%, but this is not surprising.

The first comprehensive benchmark we analyzed was PCMark 10. This should give us a rough idea of how the system works with each RAM kit in daily tasks and production scenarios.

In a strange twist, the CORSAIR 3000MHz kit won all awards in the PCMark 10 benchmark test except for the "Basic" category, but lost to Thermaltake. The basic elements cover content such as web browsing, video playback, and word processing, which means that TOUGHRAM objectively makes the system faster than the other two suites in these tasks. Having said that, the overall result is very close, so its impact on real-world performance is debatable.

Next is AIDA64. Although we can complete many different tests with AIDA64, we pay special attention to memory reads, writes, and latency.

The results of these tests provide us with a general indication of RAM performance; higher bandwidth and lower latency memory can process stored data faster and provide instructions to the CPU, resulting in a faster system. So, with this in mind, let us first look at memory bandwidth. The

memory frequency largely determines the memory bandwidth. We can see that the performance of 4400MHz RAM is ahead of the 3600MHz G.SKILL kit in reading, and even more so in writing. Both kits are roughly 20% higher than the cheaper 3000Mhz memory. Time

is measured in clock cycles. TOUGHRAM's 19252545 timing is much higher than G.SKILL's 16161636 and Corsair's 15171735. So you might ask, "Why doesn't the Corsair kit have similar latency when G.SKILL timing is so similar? Well, latency is affected by time and frequency, so it's a bit balanced. We can. see that the 3600MHz CL16 kit is about 10 milliseconds ahead, making it the fastest at about 13%.

This mainly depends on how Ryzen handles memory. The memory clock (MCLK) is related to the memory controller clock (UCLK) in a 1: 1 ratio, up to 3600MHz. When TOUGHRAM runs at 4400MHz, the ratio drops to 2: 1, so the system will incur a delay loss. This is how the Zen 2 microarchitecture works. Additionally, memory manufacturers have to sacrifice timing for those legendary "4400MHz" speeds, and more flexible timing will increase latency.

Next is 7Zip, a free and open source archive archiver. You may not use 7Zip, maybe you use WinRAR or just the Windows archive extractor, but you will have files that need to be extracted (unzipped) and files that need to be created (compressed), so the results here are academic, but also have practical meaning. We ran the built-in benchmark 10 times and measured the compression and decompression values in millions of instructions per second (MIPS). The

result is very close, TOUGHRAM can almost beat the 3000C15 kit, but you can see that with the 3600C16 kit winning easily, a good balance is in play here again.

uses 4K HDR 60FPS editing, and we recoded it using x264 and the newer, more efficient x265 encoder.

Overall, the results are again very tight, but TOUGHRAM provided the best time in both tests. If you use software like Adobe Premiere Pro or Davinci Resolve to render your video, you may see faster render time with TOUGHRAM, but only a few seconds maximum. The

Corona Renderer is a physics-based renderer that can render computationally intensive realistic scenes without hardware acceleration; it is done entirely in software. We ran this test on all three kits to see if there are performance differences between them. As you can see, RAM doesn't actually have any impact on the test results, and all three posted exactly the same render time.

So there you have it, our full review of the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM DDR4 4400MHz RAM Kit (UK Buyers Click Here). Although many people would simply treat this RAM kit as a compelling RGB masterpiece, which prioritizes appearance over performance, this is not the case.

TOUGHRAM has shown good performance in both gaming and synthetic benchmark tests, although the high bandwidth and low latency performance of the G.SKILL Trident Z 3600MHz kit is slightly better. G.SKILL memory also uses Samsung Bdie, which means that unlike TOUGHRAM, you can also get a great overclocking experience through this RAM kit, whether it is adjusting the number of times or increasing the frequency.

Gaming saw mixed results for TOUGHRAM, with G.SKILL leading (again). Although "Far Cry 5" is not very friendly to 4400MHz kits, other games return good results on average, with the lowest being 1% and 0.1%. I found the biggest performance improvement while playing Rainbow Six: Siege, a game that thrived on high-frequency RAM. So, if you play CS: GO, Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, and other competitive esports games that require the highest frame rates, you will definitely want to check out this kit.

So the bottom line is this: if you pay equal attention to aesthetics and performance, we think TOUGHRAM works well and is reasonably priced. There are cheaper alternatives with similar performance, but this is the only kit to showcase fully customizable RGB and Alexa voice integration. In the end, it's not the best RAM kit you can find, but it's certainly not the worst.

This is Thermaltake's high-performance DDR4 RGB RAM version. It provides good performance in games and daily workflow, although it is usually priced in today's market.

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