When was the last time you upgraded your desktop computer? Some of you might still be using DDR4 RAM Memory that has been a standard component for most computers since 2014. The next generation of memory, DDR5 RAM, was first introduced in 2020 and offers a significant performance boost over its predecessor and is already becoming widely available today. One of the latest sticks from Team Group that utilizes this new technology, the T-Force Delta RGB DDR5-6200 MHz Gaming Desktop Memory is a one option if you’re looking to upgrade.
The T-Force Delta RGB DDR5-6200 MHz is available in five different speed frequencies variants: 6,400 MHz, 6,200 MHz, 6,000 MHz, 5,600 MHz and 5,200 MHz. This DIMM supports Intel XMP 3.0, which makes overclocking a breeze, as well as its robust cooling design and eye-catching RGB lighting effects.
Regarding its price tag, you may need to hold your breath as the T-Force Delta RGB DDR5-6200 32GB (2x16GB) MSRP price is at USD 399.99 (PHP 20,891.00).
In this review, will be taking an in-depth look at the T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 memory. We’ll be focusing on the second highest speed frequency variant, the 6,200 MHz at 32GB (2x16GB) and examine what features this DIMM has to offer.
Look and Feel
The T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 comes in a black and red theme box featuring the RGB colors DIMMs. You’ll also notice the lifetime badge warranty – meaning that if anything goes wrong with your purchase, you’re covered for life.
The back of the packaging provides more specific information about the product, including compatibility with different light synchronization systems.
Opening the box contains the two memory sticks seating inside the plastic cartridge protecting the delicate components, along with the stickers and the Warranty and Installation Guide.
And here is the bare look of the two DIMM kits without the front plastic cover. The heat spreader are asymmetrically designed with a metallic black matte finish giving them a sleek and premium look with its edgy shape covering the entire board. They’re 46 mm tall, so make sure your cooler setup has enough space for them. The DDR5 RGB labeled, T-Force and DELTA branding are printed on the front of each DIMMs.
Turning at the back side shows the SKU number, rated XMP frequency and operating voltage. This allows you to configure your DIMMs without going through software looking at its overclockable numbers.
The T-Force logo is placed in the top corner of the device, making it easy to spot when the RGB lighting is turned on. The light itself offers 120 degrees viewing so at any angle the light is full colored with the added cutout R luminated letter on the side.
Overall, the premium design of the T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 memory kits is eye-catching and the RGB lighting is a nice touch for anyone looking to add some extra flair to their system. The DIMM themselves look great, with a sleek metallic matte finish and easy-to-spot T-Force logo.
We’ll use CPU-Z to take a look at what’s under the hood of this DIMM. It is equipped with a Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) for its stability, as well as high-speed SK Hynix memory ICs that provides faster speeds. It can handle low working voltage from 1.2v to 1.4v, making it energy efficient while reducing its temperature to offer high speed performance for a longer period of operation.
The Delta RGB series supports the Intel XMP 3.0 where non-enthusiast overlocker can do so by just the 1-click settings from the motherboard BIOS. The XMP settings are Team Group’s rated and tested overclock settings that will work without any issues.
The next one is the RGB lightning, it is compatible for every lighting effect software you have. If your motherboard is from other brand, you can still configure it directly from their software. The supported system are ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Lighting Sync and ASRock Polychrome Sync.
With these basic information, let’s proceed on testing out this DIMMs.
To test the T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 memory thoroughly, we will be conducting several benchmarks in real world settings and common benchmarking tool to give you an idea of the DIMM’s full capabilities. However, this test will not go over the factory overclock settings (XMP).
For our testing methodology, we are using the following setup:
- Processor: 12th Gen Intel i5-12600KF
- Motherboard: Asus Strix B660-F Gaming WiFi
- Graphics Card: Asus Dual Series Radeon RX 6600 8GB GDDR6
- OS: Windows 10
- Video Test: youtube.com/watch?v=DUT5rEU6pqM (Shakira 4K Video, 337.37 MB)
- Compression Test: kaggle.com/datasets/alessiocorrado99/animals10 (585.63 MB)
- Game Test: Hitman 5, Forza Horizon 5 and Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy
The T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 runs at 4,800 MHz as its default timing. We will compare its speed on XMP II profile and other frequencies like 5,200 MHz and 5,800 MHz and see if running it at a lower frequency can still provide better performance.
AIDA64 Memory Benchmark
Our first benchmark is from AIDA64, for this one – we will compare first the default and the highest rated overclocked frequency. The memory benchmark can give insights to the Read, Write, Copy and Latency of the memory including the L1 to L3 cache.
Seeing the result, the highest rated overclock 6,200 MHz (XMP II) provides a faster read, write, copy and latency compared to the default settings.
Super Pi Mod
Next, we have the SuperPi / Mod1.5 XS. These test will help to show the raw number crunching performance of the processor when run to calculate pi to a specific number of digits. For this test, we will be calculating 32 Million digits. Just for context, calculating a 33 million digits from a very old desktop like Pentium 90 MHz and 40 MB memory ram will takes 3 days to complete.
As usual, the higher 6,200 MHz (XMP II) able to calculate 32 million digits in just 356 seconds, while there are some unusual score on the 5,200 MHz that just gives slower result compared to the default frequency.
The 3D Mark benchmark is to test the overall performance of your computer including graphics card, processor, storage and memory. As a result, there are many variables that can affect the outcome of the memory test. However, this benchmark is frequently used by gamers and enthusiasts. Therefore, it makes sense to put the T-Force Delta RGB DRR5 through this benchmark for you to have a grasp of how it stacks up especially in different frequencies.
For the Night Raid, the highest frequency 6,200 MHz basically gives a high score result. But as we lower the frequency, the score also begins to drop but mostly unnoticeable.
For the Time Spy, it shows almost identical results for every frequencies.
For content creation, handbrake is a popular benchmarking comparison when it comes to creating video contents. For this one we will be using a 4K Video from Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie where it is 337.37 MB in sized and convert the video to 1080p using the Best settings.
This is a very good result, considering that the 4K video with more than 3 minutes of content was able to complete the job in just 81 seconds for the 6,200 MHz. While slower result for the 4,800 MHz, but it is good considering the reduced frequency.
For file handling, we will be using the 7-Zip where it has a built-in benchmark that can run in different compression test.
The test shows much higher gap result for the 6,200 MHz from the the default frequency.
For real world compression and decompression test, we will be using the data sets from Kaggle, the Animal-10 which contains more than 42,000 files of images and a total of 585 MB.
For extracting the zipped files, it was able to extract the whole files for just 10 seconds in the highest rated frequency while seating at 12 seconds for the default.
For the compression, the settings is RAR at Best and 1024 MB dictionary size. It able to compress the whole directory for just 20 seconds and the lowest is 22 seconds at 4,800 MHz.
Of course our benchmarking test will not end without testing it with games. For the gaming test, we will be testing it on video games with built-in benchmark like the Hitman 3, Forza Horizon 5 and the Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy.
Running on different frequencies, there is no so much difference and got a maximum average speed of 160 fps. Considering the graphics card we are using, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 it plays a big role of giving the high fps. The settings for this benchmark is ultra settings at 1080p resolution.
The Hitman 5 gives us decent fps speed at ultra 1080p settings, and it’s worth noting that the 5,800 MHz jumps higher than the 6,200 Mhz frequency.
In racing games running at ultra settings at 1080p resolution, the average speed is increased when the frequency is overclocked. Even without upgrading your video card, overclocking the frequency can provide a better gaming experience.
The T-Force Delta RGB DRR5 are the best performing RAM kits across all tests with its higher frequency and stable condition. Its default stock speed is already good enough for any gaming or high demanding task you throw at it.
We are very impressed with the T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 memory. It is our first DDR5 memory and was the fastest DIMMs we ever tested. Even running in its default frequency, it handled our demanding tests flawlessly while maintaining its high speeds, without any throttling. It’s easy to use overclocking features and eye-catching RGB lighting effects make it stand out from the crowd. Plus, its significant performance overclock boost at 6,200 MHz will help you get the most out of your next-gen desktop PC.
The only downside for the T-Force Delta RGB DRR5 is its price. It’s one of the most expensive memory kits on the market, but its speed, aesthetics, build quality, and top-of-the line DDR5 performance make it a worthwhile investment for those who are looking for the best system and can afford it.
However, there are plenty of cheaper options available on the market that may better suit your needs if you are less concerned about such extras or have a tight budget. Keep in mind though that these cheaper alternatives will likely be in a DDR4 platform.