I’ve been knocking on our partners’ doors for a while now for a good pair of samples of DDR5-6000 kits or higher and one of the brands who have answered is T-Force. Today we’ll be taking a look at the T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 memory kit. T-Force manages to offer DDR5 in frequencies up to 6400 and offers them easily in the most accessible asking prices you can find for high-speed DDR5. Manage your expectations though as the industry is asking for a premium for these memories and reasonable doesn’t necessarily mean affordable.
That said, the Delta RGB line is TEAMGROUP mid-mainstream offering but as of this moment is the current top-end product for DDR5 in TEAM’s portfolio. They don’t disappoint though as DDR5-6400 is quite fast and coming from a company known for their more extravagant RGB setups rather than speed, a 6500 kit is quite impressive especially if you’re ahead of more popular rivals in the market.
Is the T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 kit right for you. Read on to find out more.
DDR5 makes its consumer platform debut in Alder Lake with the arrival of Z690 motherboards. While DDR4 is still supported by Alder Lake, DDR5 brings with it generational updates that promises increased performance and efficiency and reduced power draw.
Speeds will now be starting at DDR5-4800 with the standard targeted to scale up to DDR5-6400. The standard also sets a lower operating voltage with 1.1v which is a 20% reduction from DDR4. This is a significant improvement especially for situations where power draw is best preferred minimal e.g. laptops.
Architecturally, PC DDR5 modules will see hardware changes with the introduction of onboard PMIC and an SPD hub, amongst others. The PMIC or power management IC moves power management directly on the memory module which allows the manufacturer to set what they want in regulating power delivery to the components but also is a need as it helps drives improved signal speed and noise reduction which is integral in DDR5’s operating frequency.
With DDR5 operating at very high frequencies, the standard maintains strict measures to ensure data integrity. To further support this, DDR5 has on-die ECC although not as advanced as the current accepted definition of ECC on computers, as on-die ECC corrects on-chip and nothing outside of it. Still, it is aimed to providing on-the-fly error correction to assist DDR5 in achieving its higher speeds.
XMP 3.0 Overview
Debuting alongside DDR5 will be XMP 3.0, the latest iteration of eXtreme Memory Profile which will now see an increase in profiles from 2 to 3. Users will also now be able to name their XMP profiles aside from factory bone-stock naming lang Profile #1 and Profile #2. With Alder Lake provided Dynamic Memory Boost which allows the system to go from JEDEC DDR5-4800 to XMP Profile under varying loads.
Performance enthusiasts will now be able to set their own timings and save them under their own Profile. This also means that it may be possible for DDR5 makers to create timing profiles for both AMD and Intel on the same DRAM product, removing the need to offer Intel and AMD specific products or neutering performance by tuning the product to a more neutral timings table.
Features & Specification – T-Force Delta RGB DDR5
|Capacities||Singles of 16GB, Kits of 2 (32GB), Singles of 32GB, Kits of 2 (64GB)|
|Dimensions||46.1(H) x 144.2(L) x 7(W) mm|
- DDR5 – Leading the way into a new OC generation, compatible with Intel Z690
- RGB colors & 120° ultra-wide lighting and supports various lighting effect software
- Supports Intel XMP3.0 for one-click overclocking
- Power management ICs (PMICs) equipped for stable, efficient power usage, and strengthened PMIC cooling design
- On-die ECC for stable systems
Closer Look – T-Force Delta RGB DDR5
|Test System Configuration (Intel 12th-Gen)|
|CPU||Intel Core i9-12900K|
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG MAXIMUS Z690 EXTREME|
|Cooling||ASUS ROG Ryujin II 360 AIO|
|Graphics Card||ZOTAC GeForce RTX 3080 Ti AMP EXTREME|
|Storage||KLEVV CRAS C920 2TB|
|Power Supply||FSP Hydro G Pro 1000W|
|Case||OpenBench Table Community Edition|
We normally test memory on both AMD and Intel systems but since AMD does not currently have a DDR5 platform, only the Intel results will be presented here. I’m also updating my test platform to accommodate modern platforms. With DDR4 presumably lasting another generation for AMD and DDR5 seemingly aiming at higher speeds, I’m adjusting the tests as well as the hardware itself.
For this review in particular, this will be somewhat of a preview and the charts will be updated once data has been gathered from my Alder Lake systems featuring both DDR4-4800 and higher as well as DDR5-5000 and higher.
One thing to note is that since DDR5 uses two memory channels, its reporting to the system that a dual-channel configuration is quad-channel. As of now, only dual-channel DDR5 is out on Z690 motherboards and the readings have yet to be remedied on CPU-Z readings.
Performance Results – Intel
The T-Force Delta RGB line is T-Force’ current flagship offering and is TEAMGROUP’s top of the line in any of their enthusiast line. That said, DDR5 in itself is just emerging from infancy and at the time of publishing will see kits like this one go for premium pricing as well. Compared to its competitors though, T-Force pushes their higher clock speed kits at more reasonable prices so anyone that wants current-gen maximum performance can rely on the T-Force Delta RGB to curb the limitations of the current crop of DDR5 kits.
While we’ve looked at mostly entry-level DDR5 kits, the T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 is our first taste of high-frequency DDR5 and at this speed, it easily tops our benchmarks especially those that benefit from memory greatly. TEAMGROUP is aware of the price class of these kits and adorning this with an very fat lightbar. I personally would prefer the alluring halo effect of their Xtreem product line but seems like TEAMGROUP is saving that up for a really premium release, potentially once we see tighter timings or higher frequencies on DDR5.
The TEAMGROUP T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 kit is easily the more reasonably priced DDR5 kits you can find right now at this range and thanks to its higher frequencies, one can offset the stigma of building a new Alder Lake system and then chucking daddy sticks with no RGB on a fully RGB build. Performance aside, the T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 is a good looking kit and build quality is there to match. If there’s anything to fault this kit on, its that it’s currently challenged by the actual economy landscape behind the development of such products, one that’s something we hope subsides soon.
For now, if you’re looking for a good set of DDR5 RGB memory, the T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 kit is good option and won’t limit your shiny new 12th-gen Intel system.
Backed by a limited lifetime warranty, the T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 kit is an easy recommend.