Thermaltake TOUGHRAM RGB Memory DDR4-3200MHz 16GB Kit Review

Overclocking

Disclaimer: Overclocking is never guaranteed, so the results may vary depending on certain conditions and various hardware configurations. I am not recommending overclocking if you do not know what are you doing. High voltages may damage hardware and it will not be covered by warranty.

 

We managed to overclock the memory modules to DDR4-3533 @ 1.37V. I just bumped up the speed and increased the DRAM voltage. Simple!

I left all other BIOS settings on AUTO, which will give you higher latency, and I’m fine with that. However, you can manually adjust to your liking to get tighter memory timings.

 

 


 

Verdict and Conclusion

If you’re a PC enthusiast and a Thermaltake fan … you’ll probably seen these memory modules in your social media feeds (more than once). Why? That’s because everyone is talking about them (literally). Now I can get memory kits from Thermaltake without a waterblock.

But you have to admit, they do look good … darn good to say the least. It’s perfect for any PC enthusiasts that wants to add some great looking RGB memory modules in their mods or gaming system.

The build quality of these memory modules are excellent. I love the look and feel of the brushed aluminum heat spreaders. They make the modules feel weighty and robust, and furthermore, offers exceptional heat dissipation.

So what about performance? Well, looking at the scores from the benchmarks in our previous page, you can see that the results speaks volumes. It performed beautifully with good scores all around … so well done to Thermaltake.

 

 

When it came to overclocking these modules, we managed to reach a speed to DDR4-3533 (1767 MHz), which isn’t bad, although I would have preferred higher. There is some room however for further overclocking if you play around in your BIOS, and you could possibly reach up to DDR4-3600 or even DDR4-3666.

One thing I would like to point out, is that after all these years of reviewing and testing motherboards and memory modules, I didn’t realize how important memory compatibility can be. I found out the hard way when certain AM4 motherboards (for AMD Ryzen processors) couldn’t run my memory modules at the specified speeds. SO check your motherboard’s compatibility list for memory first.

That said, I’m glad to say I have no memory compatibility issues with the Thermaltake ToughRam RGB. It worked perfectly on our ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming ITX/TB3 Motherboard, and if it’s XMP 2.0 ready … it’ll work on any Intel LGA115x/2011v3 motherboard just fine.

 

Pros:

  • DDR4-3200 speeds
  • Overclocks pretty well
  • Memory timings 16-18-18-38
  • Integrated addressable LEDs 
  • Nice heat spreaders
  • TT RGB PLUS Ecosystem

Cons:

  • None I can think of

 

Final Thoughts

Thermaltake’s second attempt at producing memory kits is another big win for them. You now have the option to buy memory kits for your watercooled system with the WaterRAM RGB, or get the ToughRam RGB for any mod, gaming or enthusiast PC. The Thermaltake ToughRam RGB not only looks great, but offers excellent performance, rock solid stability and good compatibility.

 

 

You can buy the Thermaltake ToughRAM RGB 16GB Memory Kit from Amazon …

 

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