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FEATURED Thermaltake ToughRAM 2x8GB DDR4-4400 CL19 - R017D408GX2-4400C19A

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Woomack

Benching Team Leader
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Jan 2, 2005
Today I have something quite fresh as Thermaltake is on the memory market for a short time and we can connect it more with accessories and PC chassis than RAM. Anyway, here are some quick tests on the R017D408GX2-4400C19A which is also one of the least expensive 4000+ RAM on our current market (depends on the continent I guess).

The tested version has no RGB lighting and somehow, at least for me, it looks better. Heatsinks are made of aluminum with nickel-plated stripes that reflect everything like a mirror. Heatsinks are unnecessarily tall but it's their design and at least look good.

Tests were performed on the i9-10900K and ASRock Z490 PG Velocita which could clearly ask for a better tuned BIOS. BIOS 1.40 was tested up to DDR4-4800 so it's still not bad and enough for the memory kit which I tested.

The ToughRAM DDR4-4400 is using a very popular recently Hynix DJR which is also capable of top memory frequency on new platforms. However, overclocking potential may vary and some memory kits can easily pass DDR4-5000 while others will hit a wall at DDR4-4500. All is a matter of luck. The best IC we will find in memory kits with XMP 4400-5000 CL18-22-22 1.45-1.55V.
I won't show you a screenshot from Thaiphoon Burner as I forgot to take one when I was testing this memory on AMD and I had to return it after tests. Thaiphoon Burner doesn't work on all Z490 motherboards that I tested so far.

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The tested kit has one XMP profile with works without issues:
XMP#1: 19-25-25-45 1.45V


Here is alink to the product's page - click.
 
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Woomack

Benching Team Leader
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DDR4-4266 18-24-24-42 1.35V - higher voltage let to drop CL by 1-2 max but up to 1.45V were no changes



DDR4-4400 19-25-25-45 1.45V - XMP settings, 1.55V let to set CL18 but nothing tighter up to 1.65V



DDR4-4600 19-25-25-45 1.50V - higher voltages didn't help much as CL18 was losing stability up to 1.60V.



DDR4-4700 19-25-25-45 1.55V - about the same as at DDR4-4600, higher voltages didn't help in timings, only in frequency, up to 1.65V there were no changes



DDR4-4800 could barely boot, randomly crashing in simple tests up to 1.65V.


This memory seems like a nice option if we are looking for something DDR4-4266+. Its price is about as high as G.Skill DDR4-4000 and I think that only Patriot is selling less expensive DDR4-4400 kits.
Most new memory kits will be based on a similar Hynix IC so I guess that in time we will find some series which will be cheaper and DDR4-3200/3600 kits will OC past 4400+. Right now many lower clocked kits are based on worse or older Hynix IC, including DDR4-3600 from TT.

(photos will be later)
 
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