Thermaltake Toughram RGB 16GB DDR4 2x 8GB DDR4-3200 RAM Review


Kommen wir nun zu einem weiteren wichtigen Teil des Reviews: Die Performance!

Testsystem …

The following system is used for testing:
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
MSI B550 Tomahawk
Sapphire RX5700XT Nitro+ SE

Stability was tested with Memtest86, and we used SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 and AIDA64 as benchmarks. By the way, the latest version of SiSoftware Sandra and AIDA64 is available for download on our server and can be downloaded there at high speed. The CPU-Z download can also be found there.

Thermaltake Toughram RGB DDR4-3200 Benchmark …

Let’s now come to the tests in the system with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU on the MSI B550 Tomahawk.

These are the results of the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark test:

Frequency Timing Memory Voltage RAM Bandwidth Integer B/F AVX512/512 Memory Transaction Throughput Memory Latency
1600.2 MHz SPD/XMP 16-18-18-36 1.350 Volt 34.46 GB/s 10.83 MTPS 67.2 ns

Here are the corresponding screenshots for it …

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 Memory Bandwidth.

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 memory transaction throughput.

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 memory latency.

Here is the result of the AIDA64 memory benchmark tests:

Frequency Timing Memory Voltage Memory read throughput Memory write throughput
1600.2 MHz SPD/XMP 16-18-18-36 1.350 Volt 45818 MB/s 28766 MB/s 74 ns

Here are the corresponding screenshots …

AIDA64 memory read throughput benchmark.

AIDA64 memory read throughput benchmark.

Thermaltake Toughram RGB DDR4-3200 Overclocking and Results …

Now let’s move on to the overclocking of the Thermaltake Toughram RGB memory modules.

We use the excellent DRAM Calculator for Ryzen software in version 1.73 to probe the clock ratings, but before that we have to use Typhoon Burner to load the exact timings and chip data into the DRAM Calculator. We’ll be happy to explain how this works further down the line and at our Forum.

The read out data of the Typhoon Burner:

This data must now be exported and then loaded into the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen. Here you select the CPU generation, set the correct chipset and of course the desired target clock. The first thing to do is to test the “Calculate Safe” settings.

It is best to transfer these settings to the BIOS, for example by taking a picture of them on a smartphone or simply making a screenshot and printing it out. After a successful reboot, you can test the modules with the integrated test benchmark.

If this runs successfully, the values can now be tested for stability in games or similar. If there are problems here, you can either set the voltages a bit higher, the safe voltages are also stored in DRAM Calculator. You should test these first, before you increase the timings step by step. In our case everything ran stable in the safe settings, unfortunately not with “Calculate Fast”, but DDR4-3600 CL16 is already a really good start.

And so now the test results follow.

First with SiSoftware Sandra …

Frequency Timing Memory Voltage RAM Bandwidth Integer B/F AVX512/512 Memory Transaction Throughput Memory Latency
1800.00 MHz SPD/XMP 16-19-20-38 1.350 Volt 39.86 GB/s 10.48 MTPS 59.8 ns

Here are the corresponding screenshots …

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 memory bandwidth.

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 memory transaction throughput.

SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2020 memory latency.

Here is the result of the AIDA64 memory benchmark tests.

Frequency Timing Memory Voltage Memory read throughput Memory write throughput
1800.0 MHz SPD/XMP 16-19-20-38 1.350 Volt 51599 MB/s 28779 MB/s 72.9 ns

Here are the corresponding screenshots …

AIDA64 memory read throughput benchmark.

AIDA64 memory write throughput benchmark.

AIDA64 memory latency.

We can see here that the Thermaltake Toughram RGB 2x8GB DDR4-3200 CL16 kit can be overclocked quite well without having to have too much basic knowledge. This is quickly done with various instructions on the Internet and the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen. The results are quite good in our opinion and with a bit more fine-tuning, even higher OC timings would certainly be possible.

The memory modules remain pleasantly cool despite overclocking. The values can be viewed in the in-house Thermaltake Toughram software, but the clock was not read correctly.

Finally, let’s take a look at the RGB Lighting :rgb:

Thermaltake Toughram RGB 16GB DDR4 2x 8GB DDR4-3200 Optics …