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Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model TDRED416G2400HC14DC01

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #43 in Desktop Memory

Posted

Pros: Aggressive styling,great speed,nice colours

Cons: None

By ADmodz

Team Group is a name that you may very well have come across before in the past, and that is because they are amongst the worlds top Memory Manufacturers. So with that said, Team Group approached me and sent one of their latest offerings in the shape of the Dark DDR4 Gaming range of Ram Sticks for me to review.

So lets get right on with it, Starting off with the design of the Sticks we have a very stylish yet aggressive look with the heat spreader that spans across the length of the unit and then overhangs on the edges with the unique "armoured wing" design. These are not purely for aesthetics however as they do a fantastic job of keeping the sticks very cool and dissipates the heat very effectively compared to the lower priced DDR4 variants. What's more is that the heatspreader is double layered so it also doubles as fantastic protection for the unit itself. The units we have come in a smooth grey/silver metal colour with black underneath and the company logo and name sits central of the heatspreader. We received a set of 2x8gb which is to be used in Project Sofia.

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The technical specifications of the units are as follows:

Warranty: Lifetime
Memory Type: DDR4
Package Memory Format: DIMM
Package Memory Pin: 288
Performance Profile: XMP 2.0
Memory Size: 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)
SPD Latency: CL15-15-15-35 / CL16-18-18-38
SPD Speed: 3000MHz
SPD Voltage: 1.35V
Heat Sink: 4-piece Aluminium heat-sink

The unique features of the Dark DDR4 Ram is that it has an ultra low working voltage range from 1.4V to as low as 1.2V which allows a very modest 40% energy saving. Whats more is that you can overclock it with 1 step using the supported XMP 2.0. It is worth noting that at 1.20v the memory runs at a relatively low 2133mhz and this is what it will run at straight out of the box and into your system until you then alter the settings in bios to change it to 3000mhz to get the best out of the units, but this is what will bump the voltage upto 1.35V On an MSI board, users get the ability to unlock the XMP 2.0 function which then allows the units to run at 3200mhz at 1.40v.

To put these Ram modules to the test we ran it on multiple benchmarking systems from AIDA64, Cinebench r15, pcmark 8 and Super Pi.
The system we used was as follows:

Mobo: Z270i Gaming Pro Carbon
CPU: i7 - 6700k
GPU: Sapphire RX480 8gb
Ram: 16gb (2x8) 3000mhz T-Force Dark DDR4
PSU: Antec Pro 850
SSD: 2x kingston Hyper X 3k 240gb
M.2: Samsung sm961 256 NVME

Results are as follows:

AIDA64 Memory Read:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 45912 MB/s

AIDA64 Memory Write:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 50111 MB/s

AIDA64 Memory Copy:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 43012 MB/s

AIDA64 Memory Latency:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 47.8 ns

Cinebench r15 CPU:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 1037 FPS

Cinebench r15 GPU:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 178.51 pts

PCMark 8 Conventional:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 4512

SuperPi:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 431.4

3DMark Time Spy:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 6089

3DMark Fire Strike:
Team Group T- Force DARK XMP Profile: 15894

So as you can see, the Team Group Dark DDR4 Ram offers solid results with a very good level of consistency, but then that’s to be expected from a company with such a high caliber of standing within the community. The low voltage is perfect for those who are energy conscious or running on a lower watt PSU, whilst the higher voltage, higher speed modes are perfect for those wanting maximum performance. Combine that with the advantage of overclocking to an incredible 3200Mhz on Msi gaming pro carbon ac boards, you have an incredibly respectful competitor in the market on your hands. The stylish, yet aggressive look fits in with any theme or build and even though it has no RGB Leds built in, it still holds it own as far as aesthetics go surprisingly well!

Whats even more positive is that these sticks come in at a very reasonable price bracket, from as little as £109/$109 for a 16gb set of 2x8gb sticks. This puts it in a very cool advantage over its competitors and it certainly is a set that you should consider if your after versatility and performance on a lower budget, with looks to match.

I was very pleased with the results I got from my testing and the Dark DDR4 sticks take pride of place in the Sofia Build, and overall with everything into consideration the modules get a very respectable 9/10 from me!
Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Desktop Memory Model TDRED416G2400HC14DC01
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Designed for all gamers, enthusiasts and moddersThe vigorous look of top notch armor style spreader transforms the memory device of the computer hardware into a valiant dark knight riding a dark horse. The heat spreader area is extended to the top and the two sides. Double layer heat spreader offers memory a better protection. Complete coverage of the memory not only can enhance the radiating performance and maintain the system a long time stable operation, but also can solve the problem of overheating.Awesome knight armor style heat spreaderComplete coverage of the top and both sidesThe Only four-piece heat spreader in the marketSelected high quality IC chips1.2V~1.4V ultra low working voltage

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