Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB DDR-3200 MHz CL16 2x8 GB Review 2

Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB DDR-3200 MHz CL16 2x8 GB Review

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Introduction


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.

The Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB comes in speeds of up to 3600 MHz and capacities of up to 16 GB (2 x 8 GB). To aid in both appearance and performance, the Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB also features an aluminium heat spreader with a brushed black finish. Finally, it boasts software certifications with all four major motherboard vendors, as well as Thermaltake's own comprehensive software. If you have ever wished you could sync your RGB memory with Alexa voice commands, Thermaltake has you covered (requires a voice compatible controller). With ever increasing flexibility and control, this is an amazing time to be a lighting enthusiast.

The Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB kit I have for testing today is Thermaltake's middle spec model: 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) 3200 MHz at 16-18-18-38 and 1.35 V. Good specs, promising RGB, and a well known brand: all that is left is to see how it performs.



Specifications

Specifications
Manufacturer:Thermaltake
Model:R009D408GX2-3200C16A
Speed Rating:DDR4-3200
Rated Timings:16-18-18-38
Tested Capacity:16 GB (8 GB x2)
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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