TeamGroup Vulcan Z 16GB DDR4-3600 Memory Kit Review

Specifications and Features

 

 

FEATURES:

  • Simple design to perfectly protect the cooling module
  • High thermal conductive adhesive
  • Supports Intel & AMD motherboards
  • Selected high-quality IC
  • Supports XMP2.0
  • Energy-saving with ultra-low working voltage

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Capacity: 16GB (2 x 8GB)
  • Tested Frequency Profile 1: PC4-28800 (3600MHz)
  • Tested Timings: 18-22-22-42
  • Tested Voltage for Profile 1: 1.35V
  • Dimensions: 32(H) x 140(L) x 7(W)mm
  • Format: NON-ECC Unbuffered DIMM
  • Pin Out: 288-Pin
  • Warranty: Lifetime warranty

 

The Vulcan Z DDR4-3600 memory is using Samsung C-die IC. Software is showing either Samsung or Samsung B, but it’s a wrong reading, so we’ve skipped the usual Thaiphoon burner screenshot.

The memory has programmed one XMP profile, which runs at DDR4-3600 CL18-22-22-42 and a typical 1.35V. Even though these timings are rather standard, then should be good enough for gaming. What is important is that we have no problems with the memory kit, and it runs without issues at the XMP settings on ASUS, ASRock, and MSI motherboards. In this review, we will mostly perform results on the ASUS Crosshair VIII Impact motherboard.

 

 

Package and its Contents

The Vulcan Z DDR4-3600 arrived in retail packaging, which is a small, flat blister. The package is transparent to see the description on the cardboard inside, but we can also see memory modules, an additional short user manual, and a T-Force series sticker.

 

Our memory kit is designed for AMD and Intel platforms, and it should work without issues on all popular motherboards which support DDR4-3600. Of course, if we install the memory on lower series Intel chipsets like the B460, then we will be limited to DDR4-2933 or, in the best case DDR4-3200. If we are thinking about the gaming PC, it’s better to pay a bit more and pick one of the higher chipsets. AMD recently released a B550 chipset, which is the best for both worlds and isn’t expensive.

Vulcan Z has a more standard design, and it’s not really flashy. It doesn’t have RGB LEDs or any fancy heatsinks like in the Xtreem series. On the other hand, it catches the eye with its simple but interesting design.

Memory modules are standard height, so they shouldn’t interfere with even the largest CPU cooling solutions or any other devices installed in a small PC case. In the photos below, you can see that the modules are below the height of Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 cooler, which is one of the smallest CPU coolers on the market, yet still good enough to handle a six-core AMD Ryzen CPU.

 

On the next page, there are some test results on the mentioned AMD Ryzen platform.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.