Thermaltake TOUGHRAM DDR-3600 MHz CL18 2x8 GB Review 3

Thermaltake TOUGHRAM DDR-3600 MHz CL18 2x8 GB Review

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With memory prices continuing to plummet, now is a great time to be looking for memory upgrades. Summer hardware releases are in full swing, there is competition from both Intel and AMD, and the Red brand has thoroughly fixed the memory issues of generations past. No longer do users have to worry about memory compatibility or shopping for expensive AMD-branded kits. With 3200 MHz natively supported on the new Ryzen platform, options for enthusiasts have never been more open. Thermaltake is best known for their cases and power supplies, but the brand has expanded a great deal to include both AIO and custom liquid coolers, peripherals, and even desks and chairs. The company has put a particular emphasis on developing comprehensive, user-friendly RGB solutions with broad compatibility and control options. Thermaltake brought that RGB expertise into the memory space with the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB and is now giving users even more options with the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM.

The Thermaltake TOUGHRAM now comes in speeds of up to 3600 MHz and capacities of up to 16 GB (2x 8 GB). To aid in both appearance and performance, the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM also features an aluminium heat spreader with a brushed black finish. While the RGB version of the TOUGHRAM boasts a large LED diffusion bar at the top, this non-RGB version has a premium aluminium insert that gives the kit a nice two-tone look.

The Thermaltake TOUGHRAM kit I have for testing today is Thermaltake's middle spec model: 16 GB (2x 8 GB) of 3600 MHz memory at 18-19-19-39 timings and 1.35 V. With Ryzen-optimized speed and no RGB from a well-known brand, all that is left to see is how it performs.



Specifications

Specifications
Manufacturer:Thermaltake
Model:R017D408GX2-3600C18A
Speed Rating:DDR4-3600
Rated Timings:18-19-19-39
Tested Capacity:16 GB (2x 8 GB)
Tested Voltage:1.35 V
PCB Type:10 layers
Registered/Unbuffered:Unbuffered
Error Checking:Non-ECC
Form Factor:288-pin DIMM
Warranty:Limited Lifetime
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